Gandhi Jayanti 2017: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or Mahatma Gandhi who is also referred to as Bapu or Father of the Nation was the pivot and the most prominent leader of India’s struggle for Independence against British rule. Born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, Gujarat, the nation is all geared up to celebrate Gandhi’s 148th birth anniversary. The day is to commemorate his birth as well as celebrate his life that serves as a guiding path for people in India as well as across the world. October 2 is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti and as the International Day of non-violence worldwide. Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday in India. It is one of the three national holidays of India, others being Republic Day on January 26 and Independence Day on August 15. Many people celebrate Gandhi’s birthday by offering prayers and participating in services in his memory.
He was a man of principles and honour and practiced what he preached. He lived a very simplistic life and also asked other people to do the same. As he always said,”Be the change that you want to see in the world.” Bapu was far from being a foodie, but he was extremely fastidious about it. He had a very simple diet and wrote many books on the subject like Diet and Diet Reforms, The Moral Basis of Vegetarianism and Key to Health. Here are some of the food dishes that Mahatma Gandhi loved:
As per GreatIndianFood.com Gandhi really liked eating chapattis and growing up in a Gujarat family that is something he continued his whole life. Gandhi led a very simple life and the same for the food.
Every Indian loves the Rice and Dal combination and Mahatma Gandhi was not alien to this habit. The Father of the Nation liked eating rich protein Dal with Chawal, as per the report.
Mahatma Gandhi always asked his followers to keep away from liquors and promoted juices and squash. As Gandhi went on many fasts, his source of energy was fresh juice, reported GreatIndianFood.com. Juices are a great source of energy and best drink to have.
Yogurt also is known as dahi in India, is a great source for good digestion. Gandhi often preferred yogurt in his meal, reported GreatIndian Food.com.
Peda is undoubtedly one of the best desserts of Gujarat. Gandhi loved eating Peda but only those ones which were made from the milk procured from local cows, as per GreatIndianFood.com.