I stepped into their apartment and removed my shoes. My senses are distracted my the yummy aromas wafting from the dining room. Within minutes of my arrival, my hosts tell me the story of Ganapati and Gauri Pooja.
The traditions surrounding this celebration can vary from family to family. I tried to listen with rapt attention but, my seasonal allergies started acting up. A dry cough began forming within my throat and gulping down water did not seem to help. However, I did manage to sample a variety of dishes before I politely left in anticipation of a long coughing spell.
The food was delicious and wonderfully fragrant. I silently cursed my impending allergy attack.