Celebrate Navratri with Boon’s Basket

Celebrate Navratri with Boon’s Basket

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Navratri festival is celebrated to worship the nine forms of Goddess Durga, the Hindu Goddess of Power. This festival is celebrated  with great joy and reverence for 9 nights and 10 days. Navratri celebration is categorized into three parts, each part consisting of three days, first part for Durga, Goddess for power or Shakti, the second Lakshmi for wealth and prosperity and the final for Saraswathi, Maatha for knowledge and wisdom with the tenth day completed as a day of Vijayadasami. In all these days of Navratra, the devotees of Durga either fast or take only one meal a day. Those find it difficult to observe the fast for nine days, may fast for seven, five or three days. Fruits and Dry Fruits are sources of food that you can…
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Boon's Basket wishes you Happy Janmastami. [caption id="attachment_1445" align="alignnone" width="300"] Lord Krishna[/caption] "Govida aala re aala zara Mataki sambhal brijbaala" Lord Krishna is considered as the God of compassion, tenderness, and love in Hinduism. Janmastami marks the day, Krishna was born at midnight on the 'eighth day' or the 'Ashtami' of the holy month, Shravana, according to the Hindu Lunar calendar . On this pious occasion, devotees go to temples and offer their prayers and "bhog"to their beloved deity. There is also a common practice followed in most Indian household, of bathing 'Nand Gopal' (baby Krishna) with milk, honey and water, and dress him up in new clothes. Devotees also observe fast on this particular day. Yashoda, the foster mother of Krishna and the wife of Nanda was deeply attached…
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Fruit Of The Week – PEAR

Fruit Of The Week – PEAR

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It's beneficial to know about what we eat. Pears are fruits with very low-calories, providing just 58 calories per 100g while keeping our body hydrated. It's a fruit from rose family. It is a low calorie fruit but high in dietary fiber, which helps in reduction of body weight and blood LDL cholesterol levels. Most amusing fact about this watery and fleshy fruit is that it can be consumed by everyone as pear allergy is quite rare. #boonsbasket #fruits
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Happy Doctor’s Day! A doctor is truly next to God!!

Happy Doctor’s Day! A doctor is truly next to God!!

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Rahul wants to be a doctor when he grows up. Anjali was a doctor in her fancy dress competition. Suraj asks for a toy doctor kit from his parents. Such is the impression of doctors in today's era. Almost more than 50% of kids wants to be one. They are unaware of the fact that one is a doctor after lots and lots of hardwork. Shalini, who is a teen wants to be very rich and wants everything to comfort her. One day while coming from school she saved a dying puppy. She felt contented. There was a peace of mind. She was hit by the feelings of exhilaration and gratification. She wondered if saving a dog's life is giving her so much happiness then what about saving life of…
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Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak

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  During the past month, Muslims across the Globe have celebrated the Holy month of Ramadan, by observing rigorous fasting from dawn until dusk, marking it off by indulging in an 'Iftar'. It has been an exercise in patience and discipline. This weekend we celebrate Eid-al-Fitr with the sighting of the moon, which culminates the fasting month of Ramadan. Eid is a time when the entire Muslim community comes together to share each others joys and blessings and to lessen the burden of those who are suffering. It is preceded by people shopping and looking around for gifts for their near and dear ones. It is a time when the bright lights from homes and shops illuminate our lives. Delicacies and heavy foods will reign at the lavish dinners being…
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Tuesday Trivia

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  Holla!!! Boon's Basket is back with TUESDAY TRIVIA. Did you know that the kiwifruit was named after its uncanny resemblance to the “fuzzy brown kiwi” – New Zealand’s National Bird? Interesting isn't it? It is full of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, folate, and potassium. It also have a lot of antioxidants and are a good source of fiber. Have it and fuel your body with lots of nutrients. #fruits #boonsbasket  
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Aashadhi Waari- A Tradition To Keep You Healthy, Joyful !

Aashadhi Waari- A Tradition To Keep You Healthy, Joyful !

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Pandharpur Wari : Pandharpur wari, the annual pilgrimage to Pandharpur is close to heart of every person in Maharashtra. The wari is one of its kind of even which is taking place for more than 800 years. Warkaris , devotees of Vitthal from Maharashtra and Karnataka carry the Paduka (Sacred wooden slippers) of Sant Dnyaneshwar and Sant Tukaram to Pandharpur each Ashadhi Ekadashi, while walking all the way. The number of warkaris is ever increasing and this is an intense and emotional event for all. Residents from all the villages through which the palakhi passes, take great pride in providing the warkaris with food and shelter. The Palakhis rest in Pune for 3 days and every Punekar looks forward to welcome the guests and a chance to serve them. Through…
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