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A bhang shop in India.

Bhang (Punjabi: بھنگ) is a derivative of the leaf and flower of a female Cannabis sativa plant. It is used for making beverages and sometimes is smoked.[1] Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 510 KB)Photo Taken by Flickr User Tom Maisey. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 510 KB)Photo Taken by Flickr User Tom Maisey. ... Punjabi (also Panjabi; in GurmukhÄ«, PanjābÄ« in ShāhmukhÄ«) is the language of the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan. ... Look up Cannabis in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Bhang Ki Thandai (Hindi) is a drink popular in many parts of North India which is made by mixing bhang with thandai, any cold drink prepared with a mixture of almonds, spices, milk and sugar. A coin, ring or other small object made of copper is struck several times on a stone and dropped into the thandai - this is claimed to enhance the "bang" that Bhang drinkers get. Dark green region marks the approximate extent of northern India while the regions marked as light green lies within the sphere of north Indian influence. ... Binomial name Prunus dulcis (Mill. ... “Spiciness” redirects here. ... A glass of cows milk. ... Magnification of grains of sugar, showing their monoclinic hemihedral crystalline structure. ...


Cultivation of cannabis is illegal in many parts of the country, but bhang is widely available, and there is only a mild social stigma attached to it compared to smoking marijuana outright. While most conservative or more puritan-minded families in North India abstain, it is an accepted tradition for many Hindus to drink bhang on special occasions, such as during the Holi festival,[2] particularly in Bengal, during Kali Puja (Festival for Kali, the Mother Goddess). A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ... Celebration of Holi Holi (Hindi: होली) or Phagwah (Bhojpuri) is a popular, Hindu spring festival, observed in India, also called the Festival of Colours. ... Bengal (Bengali: বঙ্গ Bôngo, বাংলা Bangla, বঙ্গদেশ Bôngodesh or বাংলাদেশ Bangladesh), is a historical and geographical region in the northeast of South Asia. ... This article is about the Hindu goddess Kali. ...


Bhang Lassi is another well-known drink made with bhang.[3] Although it is rarely printed in menus, some restaurants in North India and Thailand, predominantly the tourist attracting areas such as Rajasthan, serve Bhang Lassi; lassi, which is a yogurt and iced-water beverage, laced with bhang. It is commonly dubbed "special lassi". Prices for a bhang lassi range from 30-50 rupees. Many people find them particularly strong and foreigners will often have to prove they can handle the strength before being sold a potent one. Dark green region marks the approximate extent of northern India while the regions marked as light green lies within the sphere of north Indian influence. ... Rājasthān (DevanāgarÄ«: राजस्थान, IPA: )   is the largest state of the Republic of India in terms of area. ... A cool glass of Lassi Lassi is a traditional South Asian beverage, originally from Punjab, India, made by blending yogurt with water, salt, and spices until frothy. ... Yoghurt Yoghurt or yogurt, less commonly yoghourt or yogourt, is a dairy product produced by bacterial fermentation of milk. ... It has been suggested that History of the rupee be merged into this article or section. ...


Bhang shops can be found in such North Indian cities as Jaisalmer, Puri and Varanasi. Bhang lassis can also commonly be found in Pushkar. Bhang is usually a paste, but is sometimes a dry powder. Sometimes bhang shops also sell hashish, or charas, marijuana and opium. It has been suggested that Gardaa be merged into this article or section. ... A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ... This article does not adequately cite its references. ...

An erotic drawing depicting a couple smoking bhang while engaged in coitus

The traditional harvest of cannabis and preparation of bhang coincides with celebrations of Holi in March and Baisakhi in April. It is believed by some that the traditional dance bhangra derives its name from bhang. Certain erotic drawings from the Mughal period of India depict a couple having sexual intercourse while smoking bhang to enhance their enjoyment. Image File history File linksMetadata Bhang_smoking. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Bhang_smoking. ... Celebration of Holi Holi (Hindi: होली) or Phagwah (Bhojpuri) is a popular, Hindu spring festival, observed in India, also called the Festival of Colours. ... Traditional fervour and gaiety mark the celebrations of Baisakhi, which stands for the dawn of a new year in north India. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Eroticism is an aesthetic focused on sexual desire, especially the feelings of anticipation of sexual activity. ... The Mughal Empire (alternative spelling Mogul, which is the origin of the word Mogul) of India was founded by Babur in 1526, when he defeated Ibrahim Lodi, the last of the Delhi Sultans at the First Battle of Panipat. ...


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Bhang is not a Punjabi word. It is a north Indian word, from Uttar Pradesh. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


References

  1. ^ bhang definition The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. Retrieved 10 September 2006.
  2. ^ Holi » Holi Celebration » Tradition of Bhang Society for the Confluence of Festivals in India Retrieved 10 September 2006.
  3. ^ Bhang Lassi leda.lycaeum.org, 1/10/2001. Retrieved 10 September 2006.

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