Oushada KanjiAugust 14, 2017 2021-05-25 1:47
Students of the Nature Club of Global Public School made ‘oushadha kanji’ as part of ‘Karkidakam’ rituals. Also known as the ‘Ramayana masam,’ dedicated to reading the Ramayana and following other religious rituals, ‘Karkidakam’ is the last month in the traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala.
The students trailed the age-old tradition of savouring the Karkidaka kanji, a spicy mix of rice and medicinal herbs. For the kanji, the students used the rice that they had sowed and harvested as part of their nature club activities. They plucked all the medicinal herbs from around the school campus, thereby appreciating their uses and names. The kanji was relished by the students, who were also edified on the need to adopt healthy eating habits and lifestyle.