Sep 6, 2023
Happy Thadri 2023!
The Sindhi community all over the world is celebrating the festival of Thadri on September 6 this year. Here’s everything you need to know about this interesting festival.
Worshiping Sheetala Devi
The day is marked to pray to Maa Sheetala Devi — she is believed to provide coolness to our mind and bodies, helping to prevent or fix diseases like Chicken Pox and sores.
It is important to note that the rituals date back to a time when there were no vaccinations to boost immunity and prevent such diseases. Diet seems to play a pivotal role in prevention of diseases.
No use of stove
On the day of Thadri, Sindhis don’t use a gas stove. They consume the food cooked a day before Thadri.
The scientific reason is that the rituals observed on this day help cool down your body from the inside, and help to strengthen your immunity.
It is also believed that these rituals and praying Maa Sheetala Devi will help calm and cool our mind, improving our mental health.
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Pooja in the morning
After cooking the Thadri food a day before, the gas stove is covered and water is sprinkled on the burner. The next morning a Pooja is performed on this gas stove with flowers, sindoor, rice grains, etc.
Significance of water over fire
Sprinkling the water over a fire stove signifies cooling down of elements like heat and anger.
Foods eaten on this day
Food items consumed on Thadri include Lolo, Koki, Sai Bhaji, Tariyal Bhindi, Taryal Patata, Besani, Boondi Raito, and Poori.
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