What Makes The Great Indian Food Festival Unique

What Makes The Great Indian Food Festival UniqueCreative India
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  • Food regimens associated with festivals dedicated to the Goddess in her many forms lead to the indulgence that Diwali heralds.

During Dusshera and Diwali celebrations, fasting and feasting blend with prayer and our spiritual quest. The ingredient binding them is mindfulness, says Priya Bala.

Food is the soul of our festivities. The season of spiritual conquests, homecomings, light and lamps, poojas, and pandals, brings with it fulfillment and fragrance. We may feast on cuisines of the world during the year, but festivals are when few people will veer far from tradition. Despite the existence of gulab jamun mixes and just-add-water chakli preparations, you can be sure, homes across the country are planning the sweets and savouries they will eat, serve and share during Diwali

These rich culinary delights may seem like excess. They are, in fact, perfect for the season. The rains have gone and winter is setting in. The weather cools and we must eat warming foods, light lamps and welcome a new season. Food regimens associated with festivals dedicated to the Goddess in her many forms lead to the indulgence that Diwali heralds.

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