Well, the festival of Goddesses is here! Yeah, Shardiya Navratri, which is one of India’s largest festivals has started today. People all over the country celebrate the 9 days of Navratri festival in the most grand manner possible. After all, the celebration is dedicated to Goddess Shakti and her feminine divinity.
So, each day of the nine days is dedicated to the nine forms of Goddess Shakti. The forms of Goddess Shakti are worshipped during this festive occasion. So, let us know who are the nine avatars of Goddess Shakti and why you should bow down to each of them: Maa Shailputri, Maa Brahmcharini, Maa Chandraghanta, Maa Kushmanda, Maa Skandmata, Maa Katyayani, Maa Kaalratri, Maa Mahagauri, and Maa Siddhidatri.
Navratri is observed as Durga Puja in states like West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Assam. Gujarat also observes Navratri in the most funniest and grandeur manner. So, during the festival of Navratri, devotees observe fast and follow the saatvik diet. Each day of Navratri has a color code that is further followed by devotees.
So, as the festival will end on 24th October 2023 this year, we thought why not help you understand what you should follow and do during this festive season? If you have a wish to ask from Devi Maa or you want to please or thank her for all the blessings that she has bestowed upon you and your family, you can follow the below diet. But note that there is no compulsion to follow this diet or lifestyle and if you are unable to do so, don’t feel sad.
If you want to observe Navratri fasting, then you can avoid eating regular wheat and rice. You can instead use rajgira or singhara’s flour for preparing your foods. Sabudana is also one of the main items eaten during this festival. It is also used for making khichdi, papad, and vadas.
You can consume all types of fruits during the nine days of the festival. However, ensure that you also keep your body hydrated by drinking a sufficient quantity of water.
You can also avoid taking table salt in your food preparations. Instead, you can make use of rock salt for preparing the foods that would be consumed during fasting.
You are allowed to eat all types of vegetables during the festival. However, it is advisable to avoid eating onion and garlic during festive times. Yeah and non-vegetarian foods are a strict NO NO. You can also give up the habit of drinking even moderate alcohol during Navratri. Just avoid non-vegetarian and any form of addictive habit during these nine days.
Following these tips will surely help you stay focused and devoted to the nine forms of Goddess Durga. It will also help you to participate in the chanting of prayers and bhajans organized during Navratri at various locations with full dedication and sincerity. This type of diet will keep you calm and composed and allow you to perform your duties effectively, that’s the only science behind the diet prescription, nothing else!
We at BuzinessBytes wish you a very Happy Navratri 2023. Celebrate the occasion with your family, friends, and relatives with full enthusiasm and faith!