Kanya Pujan or Kanjak Puja holds a lot of importance during the Navratri festival. It is celebrated on the eighth day – Maha Ashtami. On this day, devotees worship nine girls between the ages of 2 to 10 and seek blessings. After the ceremony, people break their fast and have bhog. And, actress Shilpa Shetty performed Kanya Pujan at her home and we have the pictures too. The actress shared a glimpse of “Kanjak Puja” being performed at the Kundra residence. In her latest Instagram Stories, we see her offering food to girls, who are seated to savour Navratri delights.
In the snapshot, we can see Shilpa serving some fresh fluffy puris to the girls sitting in front of her. She is holding a steel thali filled with puris placed on a green cloth. The girls are sitting in a line with their plates kept in front of them, respectively. Shilpa captioned the image as “Happy Kanjak puja” and “Jai Mata Di.”
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If you are wondering how to make the delicacies for Kanya Puja at your place, we are here to help you. Take a look
1) Suji ka Halwa
Kanya Pujan is incomplete without this sweet delicacy. The quintessential Suja ka Halwa is made up of suji (semolina) and lots of sugar. It is garnished with chopped almonds. It is also popular by the name rava sheera.
You can serve Suji ka halwa on Kanjak Puja
2) Kale Channe Rasedaar
You need to soak kala channe overnight and cook it up with a bunch of spices the next day. Kale Channe Rasedaar is consumed with hot puris.
3) Vrat Wale Aloo Rasedaar
Many people also prepare aloo curry to treat the young kanyas at home during Navratri. This curry is easy to make and is usually relished with puris and rice.
Did Shilpa Shetty’s Kanjak Puja post make you nostalgic already?