Kanjak Special: What all goes in the Ashtami/Navami Thali

Navratri is a significant festival in India that is celebrated by people all across the country. People worship Goddess Durga and keep fast during the 9 days of Navratri. Many people open their fast on the eighth day, that is Astami, while many people open it on the ninth day, that is Navami. On Ashtami or Navami, people prepare sookhe kale chane, poori, halwa and invite young girls to their home, who are also called ‘kanjak’. People wash the feet of the girls first, then tie moli around their wrist and lastly serve them the pious bhog.

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