Culture and mustard oil As a stimulant

10/29/2013 11:02:07 AM
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Wondering what mustard oil has to do with cultural activities? Although the popularity of mustard oil receded in the second half of the 20th century, because of the availability of mass-produced vegetable oils, the cultural connections are still to be seen. The oil is poured on the sides of the threshold during ceremonies, for instance, to welcome a newly wedded couple into the house, or even during small celebrations in a household. It is also used as fuel for lighting earthen lamps or diyas during festive occasions such as Diwali.

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