Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), CGO
Ayurvedic Doctor, Ahmedabad
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Which of these is an essential aspect of Navratri celebration?
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The primary motive behind Navratri festival is the removal of evil and ushering every household with the auspicious power of Shakti or the omnipotent power. It is important to have a physically purifying bath as the first thing in the morning and consume fruits and vegetables all through the festive season. Some people also suggest offering homemade sweet dishes to the goddess Shakti and later have it as a means of receiving the blessings. You can practice meditation during this period as the food for the soul.
Which of these are strictly restricted during Navaratri?
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During Navratri, we all strive to welcome the Goddess in the sacred confines of our home. It is a sort of spiritual invitation to invoke the blessings and requesting her to stay with us all through the year. During this time, one should not overeat or indulge in bad habits but try to get rid of evil deeds for lifelong prosperity. Though there is no hard and fast rule of following these points, they are all meant for your own mental and physical health.
During the Navratri period, one should try to remove all kinds of pessimism from their lives.
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When the festive period has set in, you can definitely try to remove all the undesired negativities from your life. You should not lie or indulge in unkind words since it spews a cycle of negative energy around you. Try to keep the rooms free from dirt, particularly the worship place as the goddess is expected to come over. Try to perish the ego and restore the order in your life to help harmony in your life.
Navratri is celebrated during the time in which the human body is most vulnerable.
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Navratri is actually celebrated twice once during the spring and again in the fall when the human body is believed to be most susceptible to infections and diseases. Therefore, a proper diet is a must to keep up with the seasonal changes, and this is where the role of Navratri diet comes to the fore. Have a lot of water which can help in cleansing the system and prepare your body for the celebrations.
During the festive season, you should not go overboard with snacks.
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Just because you are on fast, it doesn t mean that you can stuff yourself with different types of fried foods. You should not go overboard with fries but eat boiled, baked and roasted foods to satiate your hunger. Try to keep the dinner light and have a sip of green tea which will help in detoxifying the body to a great extent. Keep yourself hydrated with coconut water, green tea and buttermilk and lemon water rather than having plain water.