Bhoot Chaturdashi : 14 shak in lunch

Naraka Chaturdashi is worshiped for deliverance from untimely death and protection of health.

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By A Staff Reporter : Just as 14 lamps are lit on the night of Bhoot Chaturdashi, 14 shak are eaten in lunch. It is believed that peoples eat 14 shak to to keep away themselves from the ghosts that come to this earth with Maa kali.These 14 vegetables are - Ol, Beto, Mustard, Neem, Gulanch, Shushani, Hilanch, Jayanti, Shanche, Kalkasunde, Palta, Bhatpata, Kenu, and Saulaf.

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