Makar Sankranti apart from a harvest festival is also regarded as the beginning of an auspicious phase in Indian culture. It is said as the ‘holy phase of transition’. It is believed that any auspicious and sacred ritual can be sanctified in any Hindu family, this day onwards. In all bengali homes, mothers and grandmothers get busy making a special kind of sweet named ‘Pithe’, which is made with rice flour to celebrate this harvest festival. Another special thing is needed is Palm Jaggery (khejurer Gur), which is only available in winter season. Once you taste this, you will never forget the taste of this special sweet. There are many kinds of Pithe, namely Puli Pithe, Gokul Pithe, Dudh Puli, Patishapta Pithe and many more.

From 14th-16th January, The “Pithe Puli Utsav” started in Rajdanga Main Road, near Kasba, Kolkata. To celebrate and give a bit glimpse of this great festival, here are few pictures that can grab you attention and push you a little more to taste these sweet delicacies of Bengal.

1# Patisapta PitheIMG_20160113_171258

2# Gokul PitheIMG_20160113_171333

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What are you waiting for! Go and Grab some before it already sold out..