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Bada Mangal 2021: A unique festival of communal harmony in Lucknow! Know why the Muslim Nawab built Hanuman temple! When the killing of monkeys was a ‘crime’ in the Nawabi law!



Bada Mangal 2021: A unique festival of communal harmony in Lucknow!  Know why the Muslim Nawab built Hanuman temple!  When the killing of monkeys was a 'crime' in the Nawabi law!

Bada Mangal 2021

Lucknow, the city of Nawabs, is famous for Mughlai food and chicken clothes. But at present, the festival of ‘Bada Mangal’ is celebrated in the whole city. In fact, this festival is celebrated with great pomp in every Hanuman temples of the city from the first Tuesday to the last Tuesday of Jyestha Maas. In the meantime, almost all 9 thousand Hanuman temples of the city are decorated with flowers. Hanuman-devotees in large numbers are grateful by seeing their Ishta Dev. Bhandaras are held across the city on all Tuesdays of Jyestha month, where hot puri-kachoris, vegetables, khichdi, halwa, boondi and sherbet are distributed to every section of the society. The biggest feature of this fair is that not only Hindus, but people of Muslim society also participate in Hanuman devotees. From organizing the Bhandara to the darshan, he has a lot of presence everywhere. Such an example of communal harmony is rarely seen. Even more shocking is that the festival of ‘Bada Mangal’ was started by a Muslim Nawab Saadat Ali Khan about 229 years ago. Let’s know how the big mangal event started. Vindhyavasini Pooja 2021: Who is Mother Vindhyavasini? Where all accomplishments are fulfilled! Know what is their importance and worship method? And why is she called Mahishasura Mardini?

History of the Temple

According to the priest of the temple, where the polytechnic is today, two-and-a-half hundred years ago there used to be a mola, which was named Hanuman Tila. The name of that mound was changed to Islambari during the Mughal period. In those days, there was a great belief that if a vow is made on the Islambari hill, the vow is definitely fulfilled. Nawab Wajid Ali Shah’s grandmother Begum Alia and her husband Shuja-ud-daula had no children. At the behest of someone, she went to the hill of Islam Bari and came back after asking for a vow. Soon she became pregnant. One night he dreamed that his pregnant child is asking to get the mound excavated. Get the Deity found there, get it established by building a temple. When the excavation was done at the begum’s begum, Hanuman ji’s Deity was found from it. Nawab and Begum’s faith in Hinduism increased. They built a temple there. Here a son was born to Begum. When he was three years old, his health deteriorated greatly. When all the measures were in vain, then the Mahant of the same temple said that leave the child in the temple. Come and take it in the morning. A disappointed Begum had no other way. He left the child there. The next morning, when the Nawab came back with his wife, he saw the child playing well. The Nawab was happy and said to the priest, I will give whatever reward you ask for. The Mahant said, you should organize such an event here on Jyestha Tuesday that devotees should come to this temple. In those days the month of Jyeshtha was going on. On the next Tuesday, the Nawab organized a big fair there and organized a Bhandara for everyone. He was given the name of ‘Bada Mangal’.

Killing monkeys was considered a crime in the Nawabi law.

Gradually, the popularity of Bada Mangal started increasing and it started being organized all over Lucknow. On Tuesday of Jyeshtha month, this fair is seen only in Lucknow and surrounding areas. It shows the mixed culture of Lucknow. As a mark of the Awadh Sultanate, the moon of Dooj remains on the top of this temple even today. While Nawab Wajid Ali Shah used to organize Bhandara on the occasion of Big Mangal, gram was fed to the monkeys in Bandaria Bagh on behalf of the Begums. There was a system of pyew and sherbet. It is said that even in time, the Nawabs of Awadh had faith in Hanumanji. There was a complete ban on the killing of monkeys during the Nawabi period. If anyone accidentally fired at the monkeys, he had to face severe punishment.

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Pomegranate-egg and omelette, have you ever thought about this dish, this is the Persian dish ‘Morgan-pe pomegranate’, this is the ingredients and method of its preparation, definitely try it!



Pomegranate-egg and omelette, have you ever thought about this dish, this is the Persian dish 'Morgan-pe pomegranate', this is the ingredients and method of its preparation, definitely try it!

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‘Morghan-E-Anar’ Eggs With Pomegranate: Pomegranate and egg together… Have you ever imagined that egg and pomegranate can be eaten together, that too by making its omelet… it must be strange to think. Isn’t it… But it’s true… Actually a Persian dish Morgan-e-Anar means Pomegranate-Omelette (‘Morghan-E-Anar’ Eggs With Pomegranate).

If you are fond of eating eggs and are fond of tasting different dishes made from eggs, then you must try pomegranate-omelette. And if you haven’t tried Morgan-Pay Pomegranate yet, you haven’t eaten a great omelet yet.

Ingredients and method of making it:

Ingredients: 1 cup pomegranate seeds, 2 eggs, 2 tbsp butter 1 medium red onion, finely chopped salt You can sprinkle some cinnamon on it while cooking.

Pomegranate is eaten in different ways in the country and the world. While pomegranate is consumed as a fruit in Indian tradition, pomegranate is used in cooking in many countries. In Iran, pomegranate is a very common ingredient in Persian, Kurdish and Azari cooking. Pomegranate-made chicken dish fesenzon is a popular dish in Persian. Pomegranate paste is used in this.

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Sleep Awareness: Why is sleep necessary for a healthy life? Learn 9 easy tips for sound sleep!



Sleep Awareness: Why is sleep necessary for a healthy life?  Learn 9 easy tips for sound sleep!

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Sleep Awareness: Are you used to staying up late at night? You know that when you get enough sleep, you feel happy and at ease throughout the day and go to sleep at night. This routine of yours keeps you healthy, while sleeping less or not sleeping you can suffer from various physical and mental disorders. There may also be some wrong routine behind your adequate sleep. For example, less physical activity, caffeine intake, late night dinner, not getting a good environment in bed, watching movies on mobile while sleeping, etc. With this you can become a victim of insomnia. Here I will tell you 9 easy tips, so that you can have a good sleep.

dim the lights in the bedroom

It is natural not to fall asleep in bright light. Some people do not like to sleep in the dark. Sleeping in bright light affects your hormones, you are not able to get enough sleep. In this way gradually your sleeping hours go on decreasing. In such a situation, put bulbs with dim light in your bedroom. You will feel good while sleeping.

turn off blue screen

If you watch TV or mobile or laptop before going to bed, keep in mind that the artificial blue light emitted from them can disturb your sleep by stimulating the hormones of the day, so one hour before going to bed TV, mobile or laptop turn it off. After this go to bed in a peaceful atmosphere. You will have good sleep.

reduce disturbing noise

Those whose homes are close to the main road, they are unable to sleep in time due to external noise like passing trucks, dogs barking. In such a situation, get a table fan or bedside fan, white noise machine installed near your bed. In this way, you can sleep soundly as soon as you get rid of external noise.

Use soft mattresses and pillows

Uncomfortable bedding also disturbs sleep. Whereas you feel comfortable in sleeping with a comfortable mattress and soft pillow and this ease takes you into the lap of deep sleep. Apart from this, before sleeping, clean the bed sheet by sweeping it.

cold and dark room

Sleep well in a bedroom with a dark, quiet, and cool environment. Get a thermostat program installed in your room so that you know at what temperature you are going to sleep. Also, find out at which temperature you fall asleep easily. To prevent outside light from entering the room, get dark colored curtains.

Do not do office work in bedroom

The bedroom bed should only be used for sleeping and sex. Do not make a habit of doing other household or office work in the bedroom, by this you yourself discourage your sleep.

sleep on schedule

Try that you have a fixed schedule of waking up, exercising, breakfast, lunch, office work, tea and dinner every day, and follow it daily. By doing this you will go to bed at the right time and will fall asleep habitually.

do not smoke or drink alcohol

Some people suffer from the habit of smoking before sleeping at night. By doing this nicotine goes into the body, due to which you are unable to sleep at the right time, or you have to make a lot of effort to sleep.

Avoid taking late night lunch

Make a habit of having dinner an hour before bedtime. Sleeping immediately after eating can lead to many diseases like indigestion, burning in the throat and stomach, gas. Therefore, after taking a light meal at night, go to bed only after taking a break of one hour. You will fall asleep easily.

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Friendship Day 2021: When is Friendship Day? Know its history and importance and how do we celebrate?



Friendship Day 2021: When is Friendship Day?  Know its history and importance and how do we celebrate?

Friendship Day 2021 (Photo Credits: File Image)

Friendship Day 2021: Friendship Day is celebrated in India every year on the first Sunday of August. To give due respect to this beautiful relationship of friendship, this day is celebrated in a special way. Know when this year International Friendship Day will be celebrated in which country and what is its history…

Friendship sees neither caste nor religion, nor does it discriminate between rich and poor. Lord Krishna and Sudama can be called irrefutable evidence of this. Friends have always played an important role in our life. In view of this importance of friendship, a day was dedicated to friendship and this day was chosen on the first Sunday of August. That is, on this year 2021, the beginning of August has been from Friendship Day (August 1). Let us know why we celebrate Friendship Day on 1st August? What is its history? And what does friendship day mean for any person?

When and how did it start?

There are different views on the history of Friendship Day. In 1930, Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark Greetings, discussed celebrating Friendship Day among some friends. Then people used to perform the formality of congratulations by sending cards to each other. But people did not take it seriously. On July 20, 1958, Dr. Ramon Artemio Bracco proposed to celebrate ‘Friendship Day’ while having dinner with his friends in Paraguay of the United Nations. Ultimately, the World Friendship Crusade Organization proposed to celebrate World Friendship Day on 30 July. In those days, there was a lot of practice among friends to tie friendship bands on each other’s wrists, which were mostly celebrated among school-college students. Finally, on 27 April 2011, the United Nations made an official announcement of celebrating Friendship Day on 30 July.

Significance of Friendship Day!

It is said that if you find some true friends in life, then it is believed that you have earned something in life. Friendship is such a relationship, which is far from religion, caste, religion. True friends often say some things, which they are not able to share with their parents, siblings or wife, without any hesitation in front of the friend. A true friend never cheats on you. He always stands by your side in your happiness and sorrow. Friendship Day is celebrated to make this relationship of friendship more sweet.

When is International Friendship Day celebrated in which country?

World Friendship Day is celebrated in the United States of America on 30 July. International Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August in some South Asian countries including Pakistan, India, UAE, Bangladesh and Malaysia on 30th July. It is customary to celebrate this day on July 20 in Argentina and Brazil, apart from in different parts of the world.

International Friendship Day: How do we celebrate?

International Friendship Day is celebrated in India on the first Sunday of July every year. Friendship Day will be celebrated on 1st August this year. Due to being a holiday on this day, Friendship Day is celebrated with great enthusiasm and enthusiasm among the youth. Friends tie friendship bands on each other’s wrists, give greeting cards, chocolates and other types of gifts. On this day, special friends in schools and colleges write quotes on each other’s body, draw sketches, watch movies together,

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