Today's my loving husband's B'day . Yesterday due to heavy rain in hong kong I wasn't able to go out for buying a cake for 12 O'clock B'day celebration. And as I have never tried baking a cake in my life An idea came to my mind to make a cake without bake :D . Though this idea also an implementation of my husband's creative thought that I got to know few days back when i feel like having some Indian sweet and he presented me some sweet dish made with "Chhena"/Paneer (Indian cheese made with souring the milk and drained).
A very important part of Indian culture is "KARWA CHAUTH " . Most of the people around the world now know about Indian festivals like Diwali , Holi but very few people know about Karwa Chauth . Karwa Chauth has been an important part of Indian culture since ages. On this day married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husbands , means they don't eat or drink anything (even water) on this day until moon rises.
The festival of Janmashtami is considered a very pious day by Hindus. Lot of bhajan singing, hymn chanting and poojas are performed this day. Devotees queue all the major Krishna temples to seek his blessings. People perform elaborate poojas during the festival. They keep day long fast. Functions and prayer meetings are organised to share the glory of their favourite God. Janmashtami The general pooja process begins early in the morning with devotees giving a bath or abhishek to Bal Gopal’s idol with gangajal, ghee, water, honey and curd. The idol is then adorned with new clothes (preferably in yellow colour), stone or other precious jewellery. Next, the idol of lord is offered bhog, the contents of bhog may vary. Fruits, kheer, pedha, milk, and milk products are made. There are devotees who offer chappan bhog(56 dishes) to Bal Gopal. Thereafter, special Krishna pooja is performed. The cradle containing the divine infant’s idol is rocked, conch is blown. Devotees sing Krishna arti, some people read out 108 names of lord. They get totally immersed in the name and praise of Gopal. After the entire pooja is over, devotees break their fast by having panchamrit. The time of breaking the fast may vary, this is so, because the time of performing pooja also differs from place to place. While some devotees choose to perform pooja at midnight and break fast, others perform pooja in the evening and have food.