The charm of festivals illuminates India with its shine and glitter, surprising everyone with its immense joy and elation. And India with a cultural diversity is hence known for its tradition and festivals back to back all with different significance.
The importance of sweets goes very high during the festivals and is marked with a quote “Muh Meetha Kijiye”. Whether it is Sankranti, Raksha Bandhan, Ganesh Chaturthi, Dusshera and Diwali, Sweet act as an essential part for each of them.
According to Hindus, all the ingredients in mithais; sugar, milk, and ghee are considered to be ‘sattvic’ which means pure and can be eaten by everyone, and is being shared with all the guests at weddings; a small gesture of appreciation of participating in their celebration or a joyous event. Hence, sweets and snacks are considered as vital elements, making any occasion special.
Indian Sweets: our delicacies and Indian festivals are always synonymous, they go hand in hand, without which every festival is incomplete. Just a single bite of an exotic sweet, swallowed with pure indulgence is completely captivating taking us to a different world.
When it comes to Indian sweets, it’s not possible to taste all of them within a day because of the wide range prepared in their own ways in each and every state. Bengali sweets, khoya sweets, Kaju Sweets, Kalakand Mix, Laddus, Paper Sweets to name a few. Be it any season, Indian sweets are never easy to resist. A sumptuous Indian meal is always incomplete without sweet dish like Rasgulla- a Bengali sweet or Gulab jamun, Gajar ka halwa, Moong Dal Halwa, Very famous Motichoor Laddu, a never ending list.
Gulab jamun is the one of most popular and delicious Indian sweet, made up of khoya with a double cream and a small amount of flour. It is dipped in a sugar syrup flavored with cardamom, rosewater or saffron, is one of the traditional desserts served in Diwali. Not just Dussherra or Diwali, it is also served as a delicious end to an Indian meal at any time of the year.
No matter, you are celebrating an occasion or a festival it is considered as auspicious to share your happiness with others by giving them sweets in present making festivals as the perfect time to express all your happiness and bonding with love.
Buying sweets has become very easy, just go to Zomato or Swiggy and place the order online. For past few years, all corporates have started gifting their employees with a Box of sweets as a gesture during Diwali, making their mark in the sweet gifting part of celebrations, with contemporary yet traditional mithai
Handing out boxes of sweets to guests during festivals or weddings, has always been considered auspicious bringing joy and happiness.