Monsoon and Brothers
Tingling Taste buds
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a range from being mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, bajri, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. Popular dishes include puran poli, ukdiche Modak, and batata wada.
Monsoon In Maharashtra
The annual showers are celebrated with great joy throughout the state with festivals such as Raksha Bandhan, Vinayak Chaturthi, Janmashtami, Naag Panchami etc.
How Are Monsoon and Raksha Bandhan Related
The Rajput queens practised the custom of sending rakhi threads to neighbouring rulers as token of brotherhood. The central ceremony involves the tying of a rakhi by a sister on her brother's wrist. This symbolizes the sister's love and prayers for her brother's well-being, and the brother's lifelong vow to protect her. The rain symbolizes the goodness that shower upon him. The festival falls on the full moon day during monsoon.
After the sister ties the Rakhi for her brother, the brother inturn has to gift her something in return.
Kids dance and play and enlighten the house.
Bonding beyond Mumbai...
Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in many other states including Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Odisha etc.
Orissa - It is celebrated as Gamha Purnima.
Gujarat & Goa - as Narali Purnima
Uttarakhand - as Jandhyam Purnima
Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkand and Bihar - as Kajari Purnima.
West Bengal - Jhulan Purnima