Tag: Virar

Hurda or Ponk Party at Home

Hurda, Green Jowar, Ponk or call them Tender Sorghum Grains, they have different names but it all means that a new crop season has arrived! Hurda parties are a great rave in Pune, Nashik, Nagpur – primarily, the northern region of Maharashtra. The popularity… Continue Reading “Hurda or Ponk Party at Home”

Vaal – Deth Aamti

Many greens and  vegetables have vanished today from the market because they lack either distinguishing taste, or easy availability. I have heard from mother, how Taro, Drumsticks, Radish and many other lesser known greens that grew aplenty without plantation cost provided nutritional supplement the middle class and… Continue Reading “Vaal – Deth Aamti”

The Temple of Votive Goddess Harbadevi/Shitaladevi in Virar East

The vintage temple of Harbadevi is situated in East of Virar. The goddess known to the local Marathi community as Harbadevi, is also more famously known as Shitaladevi by the Gujarati people. This temple customarily is maintained by several generations of Bairagi family, the… Continue Reading “The Temple of Votive Goddess Harbadevi/Shitaladevi in Virar East”

Shevala –A Delightful Start of the Monsoon

Shevala is an edible, exotic vegetable, botanically related to the family of Suran Flower. You can compare the similarity with the help of pictures (especially the inflorescence structure). Both, Suran flower and Shevala taste similar after cooking and have a very limited season. The… Continue Reading “Shevala –A Delightful Start of the Monsoon”