Navratri 2020: This is why consuming onions and garlic is a giant no throughout 9 days of festivity!

New Delhi: The auspicious nine-day pageant of Navratri begins this 12 months from October 17 and final until 25th of this month, with Vijayadashami/Dussehra being celebrated on October 25/26 (relying upon timings). The 9-day lengthy pageant is devoted to the totally different types of Maa Durga, who’s worshipped by the devotees in 9 avatars. 

Throughout Navratri, the whole ambiance is full of the festive spirit and devotees start preparations for it days prematurely. Maa Durga is worshipped throughout these 9 days and Navratri coincides with Durga Pujo—each have a good time the victory of fine over evil. Durga Puja is well known broadly by Bengalis throughout the globe. This 12 months it begins from October 22 to 26 respectively. 

There are 4 sorts of Navratri all year long, every falling in a selected season.

The Ghatasthapana might be on Day 1 of the Navratri puja i.e on October 17, 2020, and Goddess Shailputri might be worshipped on at the present time.

Nonetheless, the most typical and broadly celebrated Navratri occurs to be Sharad or Shardiya Navratri (September-October) and Chaitra Navratri (March-April) respectively. Now, through the nine-day lengthy Hindu pageant of Maa Durga, devotees observe quick and pray to the goddess searching for her blessings.

One factor which stays fixed throughout Navratri is the prohibition on consuming onion and garlic for 9 days. However have you ever ever questioned why?

This time we tried digging deeper into it and received some important info. 

In Hinduism, meals objects are categorised into three components specifically Rajasic, Tamasic and Sattvik Bhojan. It’s believed that Sattvik meals objects are those that present religious development—this places all of the vegetarian meals objects, with few as exceptions, into Saatvik class.

Sattvic weight loss program offers significance to seasonal meals, fruits, dairy merchandise, nuts, seeds, oils, ripe greens, legumes, complete grains, and non-meat based mostly proteins.

Rajasic meals objects, alternatively, have a stimulating impact on physique and thoughts. It has neither a optimistic or adverse influence on the physique.

Meals that harms the thoughts or physique is taken into account to be Tamasic in nature. It’s believed to trigger psychological dullness. Since onion and garlic are categorized as Tamasic in nature, they’re prohibited through the nine-day-long holy pageant.

Hmm, so now you already know why ‘onion-garlic’ keep out of your kitchens throughout Navratri.

This is wishing all our readers a really joyful Navratri and Durga Puja!


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