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Why don't you eat garlic and onions - In Navratri fast?


Why do we not eat garlic and onion during Navratri? 

We call it a lot of people that garlic and onion should not be consumed during Navratri, but can never give a suitable reason for it, just say that it is not considered good. The one who keeps fast does not eat, but the one who does not keep fast also keeps away from the consumption of garlic and onion.

During the nine-day Navratri fast, popular foods include fruits, vegetables, kuttu ka aata, sabudana, Samak rice, dairy products and sendha namak. And the two most common foods are onions and garlic, which are not allowed in your diet. Those who fast for the nine-day Navratri and those who do not fast, they not allowed consuming onion and garlic from their food.


Why do we not eat garlic and onion during Navratri? Let us know why we should not eat in Navratri

During fasting, onions and garlic, which are also components of the family of vegetables, are not allowed. Here is the reason why.

Foods can be divided into three classifications, according to Ayurveda, depending on their nature and the reaction that occurs after consumption in the body. The three categories are the following:

·         Rajasic foods
·         Tamasic foods
·         Saatvik foods

People eat satvik food during fasting. But apart from the religious aspect, there is a scientific reason behind it. Sharad Navaratri falls in the month of October - November, which is also the transition period from spring to winter. Our resistance decreases due to seasonal changes. Thus, by making changes in the satvik food in this season, your digestion gets some rest, and all the impurities in your body are cleared. 

What is satvik food? 

The word satvik comes from the word sattva, which means something pure, natural, necessary, agile, vigorous and conscious. Satvik products include fresh fruits, curd, rock salt, seasonal vegetables, and fine spices such as coriander and black pepper. 

Rajasic and tamasic foods

Rajas and Tamas refer to things that are unholy, weak, angry and destructive. People are believed to enjoy worldly pleasures during Navratri and adopt a pure and simple life for nine days. And it is thought that getting Rajasic and Tamasic food at this time distracts you.

Why are garlic and onion omitted?

In nature, onion and garlic are considered retaliatory and are said to invoke the carnal energy of the body. Onions also produce heat in the body, so they are not allowed during Navratri.
Garlic is also called onion, as well as Rajogini, a substance that can cause people to lose grip on their instincts. This makes it difficult to differentiate between your desires and preferences.

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