A diya placed in front of the tulsi plant and the sound from the conch shell is how every evening started off in my childhood.
As I keep on reiterating my belief that “places have memories too” and this one is capable of opening floodgate of memories from childhood. From the playful ritual of harir loot in which my grandma would throw a handful of Batasha (sweet made of sugar and is most used Prasad in many temples from Bengal) into the air and all the kids would start collecting as much loot as possible, or the times when she would put a banana in a milk pot next to the plant on “Mansa Pujo” ( the snake goddess from Bengal) because ppl believed a snake would turn up to eat.
And I believe I did see a snake coming for that one time.
Combine tradition and Childhood memories and you get a good dose of nostalgia.
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