Ahoi Ashtami celebrated across Jammu Region

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- Mothers fasting for the longevity of their Children

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]

Makar Sankranti(Khichdi) Celebrations in Jammu

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

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]

Pickles of Jammu

Jammu offers a wide variety of pickles. Most common of the Indian pickles are the Mango Pickle and the lemon pickle, but Jammu boasts of authentic pickles that are made from vegetables like like Mango, Lemon, Kadam (कड़म), Kasrod(कसरोड़), Nandru (नन्दड़ू), Lasooda (लसूड़ा ), Tyou(ट्यौऊ), Tarad(तलड), Gargal(गरगल), Jimikand(जीमिकंद), Green and Red chillies, Potatoes, Radish, Carrot, Beans and list goes ...[Read More]

Karva Chauth and Importance of Sargi and Baya

Karva Chauth is one of the most awaited festivals of North India, which is celebrated by the married women. The word ‘Karva’ means diya (small earthen lamp) and ‘chauth’ means fourth since it falls on the 4th day after the full moon in the kartik month. Karva Chauth is a fast undertaken by married women who offer prayers seeking the welfare, prosperity, well-being, and longevity of their husba...[Read More]

Valour of Dogras and their love for Food

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.

Wafling Aroma of Dogra Delicacies

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]

What to eat in Udhampur

The road side foods are speciality of Indian cities and reflection of India’s culture and tradition, stall vendors of street offers different kinds of delicious and tasty food.

What to Eat in Jammu

From a food lover’s perspective Jammu has a lot to offer. If you are not a resident of the City, chances are that you are shrugging your shoulders in disapproval. Well, we plan to change all that and bring to the fore some absolutely mouth watering dishes that you must try when you are here the next time. Take it from a food lover, you won’t regret it.