Today is Ugadi, the traditional New Year Day in my part of the world. A special offering (prasada) on this day is the “Bevu-Bella” , a combination of neem flowers/leaves and jaggery. This prasada symbolises that life is a combination of sweet and bitter experiences and that we should accept both with equanimity.
My own new year started off on a sweet note, with organic home-grown bananas of a unique variety (Karpooravalli) gifted by an appreciative patient.
I wish all my readers and patients a Happy Ugadi!