Food Art – 13

Nava Dhanya or offering of nine varieties of Lentils or Cereals depending upon preference to the Mother Goddess is a tradition in Hindu rituals during Durga Navratri when She is worshipped for nine days by adorning Her in different colours. Here the colour is Purple. Ladies too dress themselves in that particular shade in which the deity is adorned. Here the offering is of :

  • Rice
  • Rajma/Kidney Beans
  • Tuver/ Pigeon peas
  • Moong/Whole Green Gram
  • Kulthi/ Horsegram
  • Vatana/ White Peas
  • Chana/Black Chickpeas
  • Urad/ Whole Black Gram
  • Val/ Lima Beans

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