Pohela Baisakh or Bengali New Year is celebrated on the first day of Baisakh, according to the lunisolar calendar. On this same day people in North India celebrate Bihu and Vaisakhi and people in South Indian states celebrate Vishu and Puthandu.
Pohela Baisakh is celebrated by Bengalis in Bangladesh and West Bengal mainly, and is a big day for Bengalis.
Pohela Baisakh, is celebrated with some detectable mouth-watering Bengali dishes in almost every household in Bengal. It calls for a day full of good food and family get togethers. There is a tradition of wearing new clothes on Poila Boisakh, as this day is a symbol of new beginning. As the month of Chaitra ends and Baisakh arrives, it is thought that there is a scope of new beginning. Thus Pohela Baisakh has got a significant part too, the old is left behind and a new beginning awaits. All the sadness, impurity, darkness is enlightened with the hope of light on this day.
Pohela Boisakh is thus celebrated with all the delicious Bengali dishes which are a proud part of the traditional cuisine of Bengal.
In Menu :
Bhaat ( Rice), Lau Diye Mug Dal(Lentils with Bottle Gourd), Alu Bhaja(Potato), Begun Bhaja ( Brinjal Fry), Potol Posto(Pointed Gourd with Poppy seeds), Echor Alur Tarkari (Jackfruit-Potato Curry), Chicken Kosha(Curry), Aamer Chatni(Mango Chutney), Mango and Cucumber and Papad.
In Menu :
Bhaat(Rice), Saag bhaja, Uchhe bhaja(Bitter -gourd fry), Mach bhaja(Fish fry), Sajne Data Chochhori(Drumsticks fry), Potato-Carrot fry, Onion pakoda, Mug Dal(Lentils), Pathar Mangso(Mutton Curry), Macher-dimer torkari( Fish-egg Curry), Chingri Curry( Prawn curry), Chutney, Misti Dahi( Sweet yogurt), Mihidana( sweet).
Sokol Ke Subho Noboborsho’r Priti O Subechha ( Happy Bengali New Year to all of you). May this bring you all the happiness and love you deserve.
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-From ourglamsoul team
Article- Debolina Ghosh