Wishing all Hindus a happy Purattasi
SOUTH Indian South Africans will begin their annual Purattasi fast on Sunday.
The religious and cultural period, which spans a month, is marked by the non-consumption of meat and alcohol.
A strict vegetarian diet is followed for the entire period.
On each Saturday during the month, a wider variety of vegetables accompanied by a selection of savoury delights and sweetmeats are consumed after offering prayers and thanks for a good and healthy life.
The significant prayer call by all members of the family is “Govinda, in the name of God we give thanks”.
Happy Purattasi to all our Hindus.
R MUNISAMY Isipingo Hills