Poila Baishakh / Nababarsha

Celebration of Nababarsha

Nababarsha (Poila Baishakh) is a famous occasion for Bengalis. It is the first day of the first month of Bengali year. Nababarsha ushers a new opening, a new anticipation, filled with delight, happiness and wealth. To greet the New Year, Bengalis beautify their homes by drawing attractive and colorful rangolis on the doorway with minced rice, which is identified in Bengal as "Alpana". In the center of the drawing, a red clay pot with a white 'Swastika' is placed. The pot is full with holy water and mango leaves and it is identified as a blessed one by the Bengalis. They offer puja to lord Ganesha and goddess Laxmi for the welfare and affluence of the families. Ladies wear conventional sari and decorate their hair with colourful flowers and men wear dhoti kurta. They all participate in the processions named 'Prabhat Pheri' early in the morning to welcome the first day of the year. The day is celebrated with feast and cultural activities. Nababarsha is also popular among the tribal people in the Hilly regions. New Year is especially colorful in the villages, with a day of sweets and special foods, music, dance and enjoyment.
The grass, the skies, trees – every natural object seems beautiful and glows with delight and cheerfulness. To each and every Bengali, it is an occasion of joviality to be enjoyed with immense merriment, in all possible way. Special dishes are prepared on this day.

Nababarsha Special Dishes

  • Breakfast
    • Luchi & Alur Torkari
    • Morich Luchi & Hing Deoa Alur Torkari
    • Radhaballavi,Cholar Daal & Alur Dum
    • Tekona Porota
    • Alu-Kumror Chenchki & Begun Bhaja
    • Luchi & Alur Dum
  • Lunch
    • Sojne Phuler Paturi
    • Bakphool Bajha
    • Shak Chachhari
    • Dhone patar Bora
    • Posto Bora
    • Biulir Dal
    • Aloo Posto
    • Sona Mug Dal
    • Chanar Dalna
    • Aloor Dum
    • Patoler Dolma
    • Kachakalar Dum
    • Echorer Dalna
    • Pabda Sorshe
    • Bhetki Roll
    • Dudh Chingri
    • Aam Kasundi Koi
    • Mutton Biryani
    • Murgir Jhol
    • Afgani Murgh Pulao
    • Muri Ghonto
    • Yakhni Pilaf
    • Mishti Pulao
    • Shukto
    • Potol Posto
    • Shorshe Ilish
    • Telapia Shorshe
    • Chicken Curry
    • Mutton Kosha
    • Kacha Amer Chutney
  • Sancks
    • Kucho Nimki
    • Sabjir Jhal
    • Begun Bhaja
    • Onion Pakora
    • Vegetable Chop
    • Mochar Chop
    • Kolar-Bora /Banana Fritters
    • Mangsher Singara
  • Dessert
    • Mishti Doi
    • Mihidana
    • Aam Doi
    • Nolen Gurer Sandesh
    • Nolen Gurer Payesh
    • Shor Bhaja /Sarpuriya
    • Dorbesh
    • Malpoua
    • Semui Payesh
    • Sujir Halua
  • Dinner
    • Mishti Pulao
    • Mutton Biryani
    • Lachchha Parathe
    • Onion Panneer Kulcha
    • Cholar Dal
    • Alur Dum
    • Chicken Do Pyaza
    • Mutton Kosha

Source: www.bangalinet.com