No matter if one is a kid or an adult, every Bengali student wait for Saraswati Pujo throughout the year. This day is all about worshipping Maa Saraswati and praying for blessings, knowledge, and wisdom. Devotees wake up early in the morning, bathe with turmeric paste, and wear new white and yellow coloured clothes to worship Maa Saraswati. And what is a puja without some good food? Bengalis love to eat and there are so many foods that they love to relish on this auspicious occasion.
Bengalis Love To Enjoy These Delicious Treats On Saraswati Pujo
1. Khichuri Bhog
A pujo is incomplete without khichuri bhog. A special khichuri blog is something Bengalis love to enjoy on any puja or festival. Schools, colleges, universities, and other educational institutes serve khichuri to all the students on Saraswati Pujo.
Do you what pairs best with Khichuri bhog? It is labra and labra paired with khichuri is a match made in heaven. It is a popular mixed vegetable recipe prepared with no garlic or onion. Labra taste delicious and is a must in every festival and pujas.
3. Jora Ilish
Jora Ilish is a Bengali term that means a pair of hilsa fishes. In many Bengali households (mainly Bangal families), there is a ritual to bring two hilsa fish on this day and cook a special recipe with very few spices and relish it.
Every Bengali waits the entire year to eat Kul (Indian jujube in English) after Saraswati Pujo. Devotees need to offer the fruit to Maa Saraswati first and then only they can eat it. This is a ritual that has been going on for decades. Kul is not only offered to the goddess as prasad but it is also put on top of ink pots with milk and a special reed pen.
Dodhikorma is a ritual followed in many Bengali households during Saraswati Pujo. Dodhikorma is a mixture of puffed rice, mishti doi, bananas, dry fruits, sugar, and some fruits too.
Which of these delish treats will you relish on this Saraswati Pujo?
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