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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Maha Shivratri special recipes

Upcoming is the Mahashivaratri festival on 27th Feb."HAPPY  MAHA SHIVARATRI".Its a A hindu festival celebrated every year in reverence of Lord Shiva.
Its morning and  shiva temples get really crowded as they perform special abhisheka with panchamrutha and many other auspicious and special poojas.Devotees usually keep fast . Now when I say fasting,there are a variety of it!
Strict fasting where people don't eat any solids,some eat just fruits,some eat fruits and no rice items but they take upma,poha,juice.People with diabetes,blood pressure and other medical problems are growing these days and not everbody can fast strictly.Sometimes rules are not required to celebrate festivals,its the ' bhakti' in mind!
So sticking with the last option this year and making some Upma (no onion- festival version),rasayana,kosambari and some juice .And don't forget to make some panchamrutha for Lord Shiva!
Devotes follow the tradition of jagarane which is staying awake for the whole night.Usually communities hosts musical nights and fun events for the whole night.You can even go to temples where they arrange some events and poojas.I usually try but end up sleeping;-(
Check out the shivaratri recipes below .

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