20 Jun 2018

We prepare every dish in such a way that, nobody could give a no to it. Here we have an authentic Odia style prawn curry. Prawns are cooked in the mustard sauce. Goes well with Rice. 😬

Besara is a method of cooking where mustard paste plays the most important role. The tangy flavor serves its purpose well.

Marriage is known as the best experience in someone's life. According to Indian culture, this thing comes once in someone's life. But sometimes, this thing comes more for some people. But, that thrill won't be there after the first time. So, everything is memorable in the 1st time.

Marriage brings happiness not only to the boy or the girl but also for the family and according to someone, happiness increases by sharing. So the family through a part to the nearest and dearest one. Also, people distribute some special kind of sweets during the marriage ceremony in Odisha. Here we have some of them. 

The 1st snap is shared by DumbOrator and rest of these are shared by Dr. Biswa Ranjan Kar
Things on the 1st snap:
  • Bundia Ladu (ବୁନ୍ଦିଆ ଲଡୁ)
  • Gaja (ଗଜା)
  • Labangi (ଲବଙ୍ଗି)
  • Pheni, (ଫେଣି) etc 

19 Jun 2018

Bhadrak, a district of Odisha whose name is based on the name of Maa Bhadrakali. Bhadrak is also famous in Odisha for Kali Puja. There is another temple of Maa Kali known as Pathara Kali, and this temple is situated near to the Bhadrak Railway station. Near to this temple, people organized the famous Kali Puja. We have shared lots of blogs about Maa Bhadrakali, Bhadrakali Temple, Kali Puja in Bhadrak. But today, we have some snaps of Maa Dakshinaswara Kali Temple situated in Bhadrak Town. All these photos are taken by Barada Das.

This temple is situated near to Bhadrak Bus stand under Matha Sahi Mauja. You could go here by the road connecting to Bypass from the national highway through the new bus stand. This place is calm and quiet, but cameras are not allowed inside the temple.

17 Jun 2018

"A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there but a guiding light whose love shows us the way". 

Yesterday, I was watching a video on YouTube, where a guy told that father is the roof of the family, under which you did all your activities and he is watching everything silently. He may not talk with childer regularly, but he always listens to their conversations with mother. 

In childhood, every child's dream is to be like their father, he is their hero, he is their world. This is just a day like other days but on this day is dedicated to fathers. I never support or against these days, because for me, every day is for our father, we should be there with our parents when they actually need us not only on the Mother's day of Father's day. 

But never against this day, because if we spare some time for them on this, then they would be happy. And yes, celebrate father's day, mother's day, etc, but be there with them when they need you. 

Thank You and Happy Father's day to all. 💞👪🙏

PS: I love this concept by Puravee mam for presenting this day of the plate. They are everything for us and we are here only because of them. 
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After the end of 3days celebration of Raja festival in Odisha on the 4th day, the festival is concluded with this ritual which is called "basumati snana" (Odia: ବସୁମତୀ ସ୍ନାନ) locally. Basumati means "the earth" and snána means "bath". Here the stone made hand grinder (silapua) is used as the symbol of the mother earth of Bhumi. Ladies bath the grinding stone with turmeric paste and adore with flower, sindoor, etc. All types of seasonal fruits are offered to mother Bhumi.  

16 Jun 2018

We have been waiting for Raja since last 360 days and it came with lots of happiness. But these three days had passed like three hours. Yes, in these three days, people did lots of fun, eat lots of food. It's time to say goodbye to Raja and have to wait for the next year.

It comes every year but never loses its craze among people. Now-a-days Odia people staying in various states, various countries, but they never forgot their festivals, their cultures, their traditions. So, everybody was waiting for this festival and finally, it gave lots of things this year. Yes, we have crossed 200+ blog yesterday on Raja Sankranti and achieved this in 8 months. 

Here is the Last Raja or Sesha Raja (Odia: ଶେଷ ରଜ) dinner scene shared by Dr. Biswa Ranjan Kar. All these foods are prepared by Rashmita Mam.

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Poda Pitha is famous for Raja Parba and we have shared lots of photos of Raja Parba, Raja Pana, different types of Raja Pitha in our previous blogs whose links are also mentioned below. You may find all the Raja Pitha blogs from the links with bold letters below.

Here we have some mouth-watering Poda Pitha shared by Dr. Rashmi Ranjan Sahoo. This cake was prepared by his better half at their home especially for Raja Parba. 

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The signature dish of Raja parba, Poda Pitha is also Lord Jagannath'sfavoritee dish. Poda pitha means burnt cake (Poda = Burnt). This can be made with only rice batter or you can also add splitted black grams to it. Spiced with ginger, cardamom, black pepper with added desi ghee, dry fruits and coconut. This is slowly baked wrapped in a leafy cover to perfection. Raja celebration is incomplete without Poda pitha and the cooking part is done one day prior to Pahili Raja as burning anything is prohibited during these 3 days of Raja.

PS - Today is last day of Raja parba which is known as Sesha raja/Bhu daha/ Bhuin na'ana.

  • This blog is Written by Lucy Prija. She had prepared this food and clicked this photo.
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