Temples in Bengal serve these specific food items during this time of the year.
Chaitra Navratri is typically celebrated during the month of Chaitra, which begins around the first week of April, and is observed for nine days. Many in India celebrate Navratri by fasting or eating only vegetarian dishes. For Bengalis, however, Navaratri meals consist of several specific food items. While the Navratri observed during Durga Puja in the month of Ashwin is celebrated with immense pomp and splendour, Chaitra Navratri is usually observed in temples. Here’s a list of the dishes prepared at temples in Bengal during Chaitra Navratri.
Satarupa B Kaur has been writing professionally for a decade. Always on the go, she loves to travel, read books and enjoy playtime with her toddler as she explores new places and food.