Navratri 2017: What Foods can you eat while Fasting (Vrat) ? Why is it forbidden to eat Onion and Garlic during fast? - watsupptoday.com
Navratri 2017: What Foods can you eat while Fasting (Vrat) ? Why is it forbidden to eat Onion and Garlic during fast?
Posted 26 Sep 2017 03:28 PM

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Navratri 2017 has started on Thursday and from this day to 29th September, many Hindu households will denounce using onion and garlic while preparing meals. During the entire course of Navratri, Hindus refrain from eating onions, garlic and non-vegetarian. But do you know the reason why it is forbidden to have onion and garlic during fast? We will tell you in detail.
In Hindu religion, food has been categorised into three parts, Raajasic food, Taamasic food and Saatvik food. Those who are seeking spiritual enlightenment are advised to stay away from Rajasic and Tamasic food as they evoke desires and increase mental lethargy. Saatvik food is advised for spiritual benefits. All vegetarian food items (Except few) fall under this category. Onion and garlic, on the other hand, are tamasic in nature. They create intense sexual energy. Hence, its consumption is avoided during Navratri, as it is the time when you try to inculcate mental discipline in life.

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