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A knowledge sharing initiative on traditional wisdom by Zishta

'Bodha' is a repository of traditional knowledge gathered by travelling to nook and corner of India, spending time with artisans and local communities, understanding traditional value & authenticity and documenting to make sure such wealth of knowledge is available for everyone. Through this we aspire to build a family of believers who will be the future "Guardians of Traditional Wisdom".

A Traditional Pongal! | Zishta


A Traditional Pongal!

A Traditional Pongal!191 Views

The harvest festival that is celebrated across the country in different forms, it is an interesting tradition where we pay our respects and pray to nature for all its support in providing a bountiful harvest.


Remembering my mother using bronze ware (Vengala Panai) every year for Pongal and Tamil New year to make the sweet dish “Sakkari Pongal” and Payasam, we at Zishta decided to explore the traditional artisans who make these cookware. Our journey took us across Kerala and Tamil Nadu and met artisans who had been making “Vengala Panai”for generations. Excited with this new connect, we went ahead and launched this product few weeks before Pongal. This journey brought us exciting memories of our childhood days and the ways we celebrated our festivals. Unique dishes, unique vessels – so much we had taken for granted and now we need to strive really hard to recreate those memories! Vengala Panai is now available on Amazon (under Zishta brand) and on our facebook page facebook.com/Zishta

Published at: 03-11-2020

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