No Indian festival or celebration is complete without a plateful of mithai. Every region, culture and household has one or the other type of mithai that is synonymous to the occasion and integral to our traditions. We've all grown up watching our mothers and grandmothers find immense joy in preparing sweet treats for the family and coming back to a house filled with delicious aromas. Most festivals are marked with a special mithai that is usually made at home and offered to the deities. In fact, the journey of Indian mithais dates back to the ancient mythological period. The tradition of making mithai during festivals probably comes from the ritual of preparing Bhog or Prasad which is offered to God. Be it Lord Krishna's love for Doodh ki Barfi or Ganesha's Motichoor ke Ladoos, mithai has been considered God's most beloved food and even ours. Moreover, sweets symbolize good luck and therefore, you'll always find them gracing tables.