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Observance  of Maghey Sankrati

 

    Maghey Sankrati-Nepali festival of Tarul or Bulbous root and holy bathing . Maghey Sankrati is one of the religious festival of Nepali community. The day is auspicious for holy bathing since it is considered that all the sins or diseases of body will be removed by the blessing of Sun God.

 

 

 

A woman from nearby village selling Simal Tarul

and Kusumey Tarul or bulbous root

 

Nepali Sel Roti or circle typed  baked bread of paddy powder with sugar and other spices and Murai for sale at Lall Market. Selroti is one of the popular foodstuff of Nepali disce prevalent in social function

 

 

Locally grown organic orange is being sold at Kanchenjunga Shopping complexe ( Old Lal Market} Gangtok, by an lady. Locally grown organic orange specailly Mandarin kind is very sweet and popular. In the past, orange production was really a good business as it is easily grown, now the production of good quality orange is low, the research is being carried out.

Significance of Maghey Sankrati

 

    The sun moves towards Northern pole and this is the auspicious time for the soul who can take journey to heaven for being liberated.The various bulbous foodstuff and specially tarul of fascinating variety as seen in the picture is believed to be healing impact on human soul and body in the occation of Maghey Sankrati. Hence the people boil tarul and the food stuff, Falahar is taken after taking bathe early in the morning.

 

 

A full basket(doko) of bulbous root or Iskusko jara ( The Root of

squash plant which is prepared by boiling, it is delicious for curry too).

 

   

 

Sakarkhanda, Piralu, Tarul, the kinds of bulbous food, undergrown

grown root of plant displayed at Lall Market for sale.

            

 

Sakarkhanda, Piralu, Tarul, the kinds of bulbous food, undergrown

grown root of plant displayed at Lall Market for sale.