Know what not to eat on Navratri and the reason behind it


New Delhi: Durga Puja could not be held in anywhere due to two years of covid restrictions. But this year the devotees are eagerly waiting for the puja. Goddess Maa Durga’s Navratri is going to start on 26th September.

According to the Hindu calendar, Navratri starts next Monday as the month of Ashwin. However, onion and garlic should not be eaten during Navratri. There are good reasons for this. So let’s know what is forbidden to do on Navratri.

On Durga Puja, Kalas will be installed in temples, houses, and various places for worshiping the Goddess on Monday. On Navratri, people worship Maa Durga and observe a fast. People eat simple meals during the fasting period. Avoid adding garlic or onion to it. According to Hindu mythology, onion, and garlic should not be used and food prepared from them should not be consumed during worship or fasting. Hindu mythology describes that when the ocean was churned between God-Goddess and the demon, 9 jewels came out of it. With this, the nectar came out at the end of the churning of the sea. Lord Vishnu took the avatar of Mohini and made the deity drink the nectar from the churning sea. At that time, two demons took the form of Rahu and Ketu and drank the Amrit, when Lord Vishnu came to know about this, he cut off his head. Due to this his head was separated and fell to the ground and drops of blood came out from it. Some of them were stained with blood.

It is believed that onions and garlic were created from the blood of two demons, Rahu and Ketu. That’s why garlic and onion smell. For this, onion and garlic are prohibited on fasting and puja days. However, it also has good quality. Some of the nectar that Rahu and Ketu drank had also entered his body. By using garlic onion, we get the courage to fight the disease.

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