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Onam 2021: What is the importance of lunch on Onam, the Sadhya?

Here we have some scrumptious recipes for you to cook on your very own Onam Sadhya at home on the auspicious festival of Onam 2021.

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The popular Malayali festival, Onam is finally here. This festival will be observed today on August 21. It is believed that on this day, Lord Mahabali returns to earth and visits the home of every Malayali family. The Malayali harvest festival is celebrated with simple activities like laying the pookalam, the flower designs broadly called rangoli in the North, then to singing and making delicious food as part of the Onam Sadhya. Among the festivities, food is the most important aspect of Onam. Every morning, grandmothers and mothers prepare vegetarian food which is served on a the traditional banana leaf.

Here are some recipes for you to cook and enjoy as part of your own Onam Sadhya at home:

Chakka Pradhaman (Jackfruit Payasam)

Chakka Pradhaman is one of the most popular dishes for Onam that is prepared using jackfruit jam (Chakka Varatti). The jackfruit is the fruit version of the kaththal vegetable. It is naturally sweet and has a unique tang that comes close to a ripe banana.

Chakka Pradhaman

Unniappam-Neyyappam

This is a sweet made by mixing rice, jaggery, ghee and banana into balls and deep fried. These deep-fried rounds are irresistibly sweet and are among traditional recipes made on Onam Sadhya. The calorie-conscious will have to think of some way to boost one’s capacity to withstand temptation.

Unniappam-Neyyappam

Olan

Simple and delicious, Olan is prepared with coconut milk and pumpkin. This is a curry of the pumpkin in which there is next to no spice and its taste comes from the freshly grated coconut milk that is added at the end. You can also use either the black-eyed peas or the red ones to add zing.

Olan

Erissery

Erissery is another delicious recipe for Onam Sadhya. This traditional Kerala dish is prepared with legumes, vegetables like pumpkin, and coconut gravy. This has a sweet and sour taste.

Read Also: Onam Rangoli Designs: Beautiful designs for Onam 2021

Erissery

Pulissery

This Onam Sadhya recipe is prepared with grated coconut and yogurt. Some vegetables and fruits are added in this dish to balance the taste. Mambazha Pulissery is made with ripe mangoes, grated coconut and yogurt with mustard seeds.

Each one of these dishes in alliance with each other make the Onam Sadhya transcendent one. While Mahabali may be an Asura king, Christian and Muslim families also partake in the welcoming of the benefactor king with their own spreads including some of the above items often accompanied by meats and spicy curries.

Happy Onam! Enjoy the feast!

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Happy Eid-ul-Fitr 2024: Eid Mubarak pictures, greetings, cards, quotes and images

As the holy month of Ramadan draws to a close with the sighting of the crescent moon and the month-long fasting from sunrise to sunset comes to an end, Eid-ul-Fitr, the first day of the month of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar, is celebrated with much enthusiasm.

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The joyous occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr is finally here as most of the Indian states are celebrating one of the most important Muslim festivals today on April 11 upon sighting of the crescent moon on April 10. Festivities are in air as Muslims gear up to celebrate the special occasion, eagerly anticipating the joyful reunions with family and friends, the delectable feasts shared with loved ones, and the heartfelt prayers offered in gratitude for the blessings of the past month.

Every Muslim household is decorated beautifully with lanterns, twinkling lights and flowers on this day with people dressing up in their best of clothes to meet relatives and friends and wish them Eid Mubarak! Not to mention the elaborate meal spread consisting of biryani, haleem, kebabs, sheer khurma, meethi sevaiyan that will be enjoyed with family, served to guests and also distributed to poor and needy. Children of the household receive Eidi, a gift or cash from elders in the family.

As the holy month of Ramadan draws to a close with the sighting of the crescent moon and the month-long fasting from sunrise to sunset comes to an end, Eid-ul-Fitr, the first day of the month of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar, is celebrated with much enthusiasm.

Eid Mubarak Quotes

Let us be grateful to Allah for all the love, happiness, compassion and peace we receive throughout these challenging times. Eid Mubarak.

 Eid ul Adha is not only about sacrificing an animal before sacrificing, we have to put a knife on your pride, your selfishness, and your ego as well, and slater the animals living inside your heart, our brain, our thoughts and personality, so we can achieve the real meaning of Eid ul Adha, may Allah accept all our good deeds and sacrifice. Happy Eid.

Ask God all you need, Wish you a happy Eid

Let our religions unite us for human kindness rather than dividing us on what we believe. Eid Mubarak.

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Happy Easter 2024: Political leaders extend greetings to nation for peace and unity

Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his wishes on the occasion of Easter on Sunday and expressed his hope that the message of renewal and optimism associated with the occasion would resonate widely.

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Easter also known as Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his crucifixion on Good Friday. This Christian festival symbolises the victory of life over death .

Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his wishes on the occasion of Easter on Sunday and expressed his hope that the message of renewal and optimism associated with the occasion would resonate widely. PM Modi took to X and posted that May this day inspire us all to come together, fostering unity and peace. He wished everyone a joyful Easter.

President Droupadi Murmu also greeted the people on Easter and highlighted the occasion of celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, promotes the spirit of love, hope and universal fraternity. President Droupadi Murmu took to X and posted Easter greetings to all, especially to our Christian brothers and sisters! This pious occasion of celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, promotes the spirit of love, hope, and universal fraternity. May the teachings of Jesus Christ lead us onto the path of peace and harmony.

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge took to X and wrote we extend our warmest greetings on the joyous occasion of Easter. The eternal significance of Jesus Christ’s resurrection is that truth triumphs over evil and compassion overcomes hatred. May the festivities strengthen the bonds of unity, amity and fraternity amongst our people and herald a brighter future.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took to X and posted Happy Easter! As you celebrate Easter Sunday with your loved ones, may joy, peace, and hope illuminate the path ahead.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took to X to extend greetings on Easter and wrote Greetings and best wishes to everyone on the joyous occasion of Easter. May this revered day bring new beginnings, hopes and harmony in your life.

Union Minister Kiren Rijju took to X and posted Happy and Blessed Easter to all! Wishing everyone peace, joy and unity.

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Good Friday 2024: PM Modi, Mallikarjun Kharge and Mamata Banerjee extend greetings

Good Friday is celebrated as the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion. Devotees attend church services on Good Friday and observe fasting, abstinence, readings centred on the events of Jesus’s crucifixion.

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Good Friday is observed on Friday preceding Easter Sunday. It is primarily commemorated to honour the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his subsequent death at Cavalry. Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his wishes on the occasion of Good Friday.

He remembered the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and underscoring lessons of compassion and forgiveness it imparts. He took to X and posted that today, on Good Friday, we remember the profound sacrifice of Jesus Christ. May everyone find lessons of compassion and forgiveness it teaches us.

Union Minister Kiren Rijju also took to X on the occasion and wrote on the auspicious occasion of Good Friday, let’s remember the supreme sacrifice and love that guides us towards compassion, love, forgiveness and unity. May this Good Friday be a time of reflection, renewal, and grace for all.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also joined in and wrote wishing all my Christian Brothers and Sisters a graceful & blessed Good Friday. May this holy day of penance, prayers and Sacrifice inspire us all to live a life of compassion, love and peace.

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge wrote wishing you all a blessed Good Friday. May the spirit of compassion, forgiveness, sacrifice and empathy keep guiding our path. Let us imbibe the spirit of humanity, kindness, and peace, amongst us.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took to X and wrote May this Good Friday enrich your lives with love, and enlighten your path with compassion and kindness.

Across the nation, Good Friday was marked by prayers and processions depicting the Stations of the Cross, symbolising the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.  According to reports, devotees in Thiruvanthpuram participated in a procession to Saint Joseph’s Cathedral, with Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor among those in attendance.

The observance of Good Friday holds significant importance in the Christian faith, marking the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ at Calvary. It serves as the beginning of Easter weekend, a time of reflection, renewal, and grace for millions around the world.

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