In India, we always celebrate the beginnings of something new by making a “sweet dish” and offering it first to God.
May it be buying a new house, a new vehicle, a new electronic item, or students passing their exams, or if a guest is coming home, “Sweet” is a must in India!
Culture and traditions are the two important pillars of Indian society.
There are temples on almost every street corner and every house in India has a “Puja Ghar” or “Temple Place ” too!
It is a common Indian ritual to make an offering of sweets and fruits in the temples.
A “sweet dish” made with “pure ingredients” like milk, sugar and ghee (clarified butter) is the highest ‘sattvic’ (pure) form of sweet. Hence, it is suitable as an offering to God.
It is believed that by offering “Sweets” we get God’s blessings in return. As the sweets are nice and tasty same way good luck will come in the form of prosperity and happiness in all your endeavours.
Indians express respect, gratitude, joy and acknowledge the presence of others in their life by offering sweets.
“Offering Sweets” is a symbol of pleasure, happiness and most importantly a token of love.
Today sweets, well known as “mithai,” are extremely popular and widespread.
Phrases like “muh meetha kijiye” (sweeten one’s mouth) or “kuch meetha ho jaaye” (‘let’s have some sweets’) are ever so famous phrases in India.
Any happy occasion in India, like the birth of a child, festival, buying a new vehicle or appliance to fixing a wedding or sometimes even going out to write an exam, “sweets” are always essential.
“Sweets” and “Indian lifestyle” is coherent, as “sweets” are the most important part of the day to day activities in India.
The most famous Indian festival – “Diwali” is all about “firecrackers and sweets”.
This beautiful epic, “Ramayana”, essentially started the traditional belief that – having something sweet will bring positivity and prosperity to all.
The Diwali festival, is the celebration of the return of Lord Rama with his wife, Sita and brother, Laxman, after a legendary victory over the demon king, Ravana.
The return of Lord Rama represents the beginning of happiness after a long period of despair.
It is the victory of good over evil, right over wrong, light over darkness. Diwali is celebrated in honour of this victory.
Diwali celebrations include the bursting of crackers and most essentially distributing sweets, thus spreading happiness.
A SIMPLE ACT OF LOVE IN THE FORM OF DISTRIBUTING SWEETS RISES
ABOVE THE DIVERSITY OF THE ENTIRE COUNTRY.