At the beginning of Hemant, the taste of winter is felt. The morning fog of the crow calls nature as if it is announcing the arrival of winter. The dew is falling all night. Dewdrops glistening on the grass in the open field. In the morning, the crop fields, vegetable fields are filled with dew.
The change of season has started again in the green nature of Abhamman Bengal. Nature and life are changing again. The month of Kartik is now running in the Bangabda calendar of six seasons. Kartik-Agrahayana these two months are Hemantkal in Bengal. And Hemant is said to be the season of incomparable and aparup form. With which the happiness and sorrow and laughter and tears of the people of Bengal are connected.
A little more than a month of pregnancy left. Now the last time of Karthik is going on. In the meantime, the mood of winter is being found in nature. And winter means the festival of pies of various flavors. In the mood of a little winter, the fumes of selling vapa and chitai pitha have accumulated on the sidewalks of the alleys of different upazilas of Patuakhali. Later in the evening, people of different ages and professions flock to Vapa and Chitai pitha selling shops to taste the pitha.
In Bauphal, it can be seen on the ground, Gola Bari Mor, Battala in the public ground, in front of the hospital, on the pavements of various alleys and alleys of the market and in various alleys of the district city, steamed pita is being sold. Chitai pitha is also being sold along with steamed pitha.
The pitha sellers said, we are busy with various activities all day, we get busy making pitha in the afternoon for extra income. Pitha is carefully prepared with fresh rice flour and fresh dates and sugarcane molasses. Coconut and jaggery are used to sweeten pita. Chilli, mustard, shutki, coriander leaves and kalijira bharta are given free of charge with the pitha.
One named Helal Uddin said while eating pitha, due to busyness there is no time to eat pitha at home. So trying to taste pitha here. All types of customers can be seen here to eat pitha. Some people also buy pitha for boys and girls at home.
Ibrahim Khalil, a pie seller, said that with the coming of winter, there is a lot of work pressure in the shop. Busy times pass to meet the needs of customers. Every day from 4 pm to 10 pm pitha is made and sold. But winter is just beginning. Because of this, trading is a little less.