Saturday, October 04, 2008

Durga Puja in the Tea Garden - 1

Durga Puja at Moraghat Tea Estate, 2007

Pomelo at the breakfast table is a sure sign that Puja is here! It's the size of a smallish football, and has a sweet-sour-mildly bitter taste. This fruit is one of the many offerings that is made at Durga Puja, and it is among the food items that are given out as prasad after being consecrated. In all these years, the pomelo tree in the compound has followed the Indian calendar accurately - if Puja is late, the fruits ripen late, and if it is early, then the fruits are ready early as well! This year's Puja starts on Sunday, 5 October.



Yummy looking fruits - nature's colours are so pleasing.

And funny that the fruit's progress marks time with the calendar!

PJ said...

I think I had one of these recently, it was a lot like grapefruit, I don't know if you're familiar with that. I liked it very much.