Today is Shrawan 15 ( July 30th), (Khir Khane din) the day to eat Khir/Kheer, Shrawan 15 ( July 30th) is considered a special day to eat Khir/Kheer.
There is an ancient Nepali tradition of eating curd, beaten ric,e, and k khir/Kheer on the 15th of Asad during the rainy season.
khir/Kheer is eaten as it is good for health during the rainy season. Khir, which is made by adding spices and other things to the milk, is believed to have a tradition of good health.
The Nepali dictionary defines khir/Kheer as ‘rice cooked in milk, rice in milk, sugar, spices, etc., freshly cooked food, emulsion.
Prof. Dr. Ram Chandra Gautam, a theologian and chairman of the Nepal Panchang Judging Committee, says that kheer called payas in Sanskrit language is considered to be the best among the sattvic diets.
Khir has been making this day delicious for decades along with the transplantation or the ongoing transplantation. As it rains in the month of Shravan, green grass abounds everywhere.
Which is very popular among cows and buffaloes, which is why they give abundant milk.
There is a belief that there is no shortage of milk in this natural month.
Saun is the month of Lord Shiva. Since Shiva likes milk and milk products, sweets including khir/Kheer are offered methodically.
Theologians say that this may be the reason why the practice of eating khir/Kheer in the middle of the summer may have started.
From the time of sages, kheer was fed to Brahmins who were invited to patriarchal functions including shraddha. Even today, the followers of Vedic Sanatan Dharma make kheer in cow’s milk on the day of shraddha.
As Shrawan Shukla Ekadashi falls on July 30 this year, those who do not eat rice kheer make sabudana kheer.
Today’s Ekadashi is celebrated as Putrada Ekadashi.
Those who fast on Ekadashi do not eat dishes made of rice.