Ahoi ashtami celebrated across Jammu region by Mothers for the well being of their children. Ahoi Ashtami fast, is observed by mothers for prosperity of their Children. This Day is Dedicated to goddess Ahoi Mata, falls on the Ashtami (eighth day) of Kartik month.. This festival marks the beginning of Diwali. The Story of Ahoi Ashtami relates to a woman who lived in a village with her seven sons. D...[Read More]
Pugga Vrat is observed on the fourth day of Krishna paksha, (the fading phase of moon) in the month of Magha according to Hindu lunar calendar. Pugga Vrat is also called Sakat Chauth, Ganesh Chauth or Tilkuta Chauth. Lord Ganesha and the Moon God are worshiped on Pugga Vrat. This vrat is mainly observed in North India. A full day fast is observed on this day. Mothers observe fast on this day so th...[Read More]
Khichdi (Makar Sankranti) Makar Sankranti is one of the important festivals of India. The word Sankranti is derived from sat and kranti, meaning “Good Movement.” Sankranti means transmigration of Sun from one constellation of the zodiac to another. This festival is associated with nature, season change and agriculture. All the three things are base of life. As the factor of nature, thi...[Read More]
Tricholi A type of ‘prasad‘ prepared during Lohri in Jammu Indian festivals are, more often than not, larger than life. Lohri is one of the most important festival in Dogra culture. Lohri Festival celebrates the onset of the harvest season in north India. People celebrate on this day to offer thanks to god for the precious crops before they begin harvesting them. It is also believed th...[Read More]
Dhan- Dogra Traditional Style of Cooking
Dogras, known for fighting to the last man standing in the battle front, also relish their food to the last bite. Fond of eating plateful of freshly cooked delicacies along with seasonal pickles, mainly of fresh vegetables, the Dogras have created a space for their traditional cuisine,cooked in desi ghee, and rich in aroma, taste and nutritional value.
The wafting aroma of delicacies is so innate to any festive ambience as the candlelight dinner amid soft music being one of the picture-perfect imageries to the feeling of romance. Like elsewhere in the world, the festival time is the perfect time to rejoice, to reinvigorate the pooped spirits by drenching them in celebrations with the family and friends over an exotic blend of traditional mout...[Read More]