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Old 05-16-2009, 11:43 AM   #1
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Mango, the king of fruits

Mango is considered as king of fruit in India.

This is the season of mango. Here is a ripe mango
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Mango leaf is considered sacred in India.

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Old 05-17-2009, 12:30 AM   #2
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Oh, I could not agree more. Mangoes are just starting to come into season here and they will soon be plentiful. We also love papayas - harvested the first one from one of our four trees yesterday and it was as sweet as honey!
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:26 AM   #3
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE mangoes! I've got two nice ripe ones on the kitchen counter. One time, me and my ex husband rented a house in the USVI and the mangoes were ripe and falling off the trees, I collected and ate buckets of them. I adore them.

I need to find some rosewater so I can make a proper mango lassie.
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I have never had a mango. I love mango flavored drinks. I will have to try one!!
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:26 AM   #5
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I am a huge mango fan and from what I hear Indian mangos are far superior to any other mango. I have not yet had the pleasure of trying one, but I can't wait until I have that opportunity.

radhuni, what is the significance of the mango leaf. Why is it considered sacred?
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radhuni, what is the significance of the mango leaf. Why is it considered sacred?
Mango leaf considered as the sign of love, life and fertility because according to our mythology the phallic form of Lord Shiva was placed above mango leaves.

Mango leaf smeared with vermilion are used in 'pujas'.
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Thanks radhuni. What are punjas?
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I need to find some rosewater so I can make a proper mango lassie.
Do you add rose water in mango lassi? Will that not mask the taste and flavor of the mango?
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Thanks radhuni. What are punjas?
Puja is worship of god.
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Thanks for the education.
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