Dussera or Vijayadashami is yet a significant day in Hinduism because of the end day of India’s biggest festival Navratri or Durga Puja. Durga puja festival is the celebration of Maa (mother) Durga’s triumph over demon king Mahisasura. However, Dussera falls on the 10th day of Navratri, and the grand celebration ends with the immersion of the goddess Durga’s idol.
Indian festivals are the most enjoyable days of munching various sweets and Indian delicacies. Unknowingly, we intake some significant foods that are detected to bring good fortune to us.
1. Roshogolla (Rasgulla): The authentic Bengali sponge-like sweet ball dipped in sugar syrup melts in the mouth and is a wondrous and requisite Indian sweet. Without Rasgulla or Roshogolla, festivity is fragmentary as per West Bengal residents. This must-have specialty is appreciated to convey good luck in life.
2. Jalebi & Fafda: These specialties of Gujarat are among the significant delicacies during Dussera. Having them together is auspicious, as per devotees.
3. Paan or Betel leaf: The tradition of eating paan is a bit primitive. In the Uttar Pradesh and Bihar region of India, eating paan on Dussera is granted as prosperous, as Meghnath and Kumbhakana ate betel leaf on Dussera to glorify the victory of Lord Rama.
4. Curd/Dahi: In India, eating curd with sugar is a very influential, favorable, and chronic Indian tradition. On Vijayadashami, the curd is offered to the goddess Durga and believed to bring good fortune.
5. Sweet Dosa: In South India, mainly in Karnataka, devotees offer sweet dosa to the deity as an offering on Dussehra. As the food is prepared amidst rice flour, wheat flour, coconut, and jaggery, having sweet dosa on Dussehra or Vijayadashami is yet auspicious for one.
You can consider these foods that are indeed favorable and beneficial to health also.
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