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Audible Weed Walk – Ep.93 “Nagananda (The Joy of the Serpents), Jitiya, and the wild weedy greens”

A festival called Jitiya or Jivitputrika – that I didn’t even know about until a few days ago. It holds its root to the heartening mythological tale of compassion and benevolence of Jimutvahan, especially in saving the snakes, as written in the play called Naganada (the Joy of the Serpents), by the emperor Harshavardhan. Jitiya is celebrated with much enthusiasm by the mothers in Jharkhand-Bihar and a few other states for the wellbeing of their children. To complete the celebration some wild and weedy plants are a must. Take a listen! On a different note, for the second edition of Edible Weeds Coloring Book go to Freeland Bookstore, Solitude Farm or order online at