Jamai Sasthi

Jamai Sasthi is a day, devoted to the son-in-law. This festival is held in the summer season(Bengali Month Jaishta), in the season of typical Bengali juicy fruits like Mango, Litchi, Black-berry, Talsaans (Palm Seeds) and Jack fruit etc. On this auspicious day most of the families organize a party, dedicated to the son-in-law (Jamai). A grand feast is also organized to mark the occasion. The celebration of this festival is an integral part of the rich culture and tradition of West Bengal.

Celebration of Jamai Sasthi

To celebrate the occasion, the in-laws invite their daughters and son-in-laws. The mother-in-laws perform a number of rituals throughout the day. Offering puja is also a part of it. The festival also includes presenting the son-in-law with certain gifts. The mother-in-law also touches the son-in-law's forehead to bless him for a long life. Then she ties a thread on the hand of the son-in-law.

After the rituals, the son-in-law is served with delicious food items. This festival serves the purpose of bringing the son-in-law much closer to the family. It is a completely family festival which brings together other family members as well.

Jamai Sasthi Special Dishes

  • Breakfast
    • Luchi & Alur Torkari
    • Morich Luchi & Hing Deya Alur Torkari
    • Radhaballavi,Cholar Daal & Alur Dum
    • Tekona Porota
    • Alu-Kumror Chenchki & Begun Bhaja
    • Luchi & Alur Dum
  • Lunch
    • Rice
    • Begun Bhaja
    • Moong Dal
    • Shukto
    • Afgani Murgh Pulao
    • Muri Ghonta
    • Yakhni Pilaf
    • Mishti Pulao
    • Potol Posto
    • Shorshe Ilish
    • Telapia Shorshe
    • Chicken Curry
    • Mutton Kosha
  • Sancks
    • Kucho Nimki
    • Onion Pakora
    • Vegetable Chop
    • Mochar Chop
    • Mangsher Singara
    • Chingri Cutlet
  • Dessert
    • Mishti Doi
    • Aam Doi
    • Nolen Gurer Sandesh
    • Nolen Gurer Payesh
    • Shor Bhaja /Sarpuriya
    • Dorbesh
    • Malpua
    • Semui Payesh
    • Sujir Halua
  • Dinner
    • Mutton Biryani
    • Lachha Parathe
    • Cholar Dal
    • Alur Dum
    • Chicken Do Pyaza
    • Mutton Kosha