Summer is here.. so is Mango season.
In India, Mango is the king of fruits. People wait throughout the year to taste this fruit.Usually March – May is the season of mangoes.And who doesn’t like mangoes or mango juice(Aamras in marathi).The sweet smell,juicy pulp, luscious taste…yummy…
There are different varieties of mangoes cultivated in India. Around 30 of them are well known. Some of the varieties are Alphonso, Totapuri, Neelam, Badami, Kesar etc.
Mangoes have a religious significance too. They are considered to be a symbol of prosperity and happiness. All the main festivities celebrated in India do have a place for Mango leaves or fruit. For auspicious occasions Mango leaves are hung outside the door and archways. This symbolizes prosperity and wards off evil eye. Mango leaves are used in Hindu pujas too. Mango fruit is a must have on an important auspicious occasion of Akshay Tritiya. Bestowing a box of mangoes is considered as a gesture of goodwill and friendship.
Dried Mango seeds and skin are used in Ayurvedic medicine. It is a very good source of vitamin C and antioxidants.
As I said earlier, summer in India is Mango season, the sellers use various techniques to attract customers to their stall. You can see in the picture that this particular seller has hung empty mango boxes in the trees.
It is truly said that Mango love cannot be described..