Byanjon Podaboli - Traditional meal course
The principle behind the beginning of daytime meal with bitter things first as defined by Maharshi Charak, Maharshi Sushruta, Maharshi Dhanwantari, and Jeevaka in Ayurvedic Rasayanas, bengalees are following those ritually as "totka" (an empiric therapy) in every household. You can hear all the time "khete hoy ma or khete hoy baba" saying, "You should eat O my daughter/my son", which Ancient Indian Science of Ayurveda ascribed as a cooling agent that was socially acquired throughout the region of Anga, Banga, and Kalinga (now Bengal, Orissa, and Assam) to protect themselves from frequent changes in climatic conditions.
Written by: Barnali Dutta
Published by: "Bangla Rannar Pala O Parbon" Date published: 05/15/2013