Posted on September 27, 2021
Have you ever wondered why Ganapatiji eat only modak and not chakali chiwda ?
The question is very interesting so is the answer.
Ganapati festival comes before October heat. And as we have learnt in last blog – The science behind festivals i.e. festivals advice us what changes to do in diet and routine according season change to remain healthy.
Ganapati festival marks the season change from rainy season to summer season. In summer season if we eat fried food like chakali, chiwda then it leads to increasing thurst as well as Pittah in the body.
According to ayurveda, october is Pittah Prakop Kaal i.e. it increases lot of Pittah in the body and leads to Pittah diseases like headache, migraine, fissure, piles, acidity etc.
Ganapati festival advices us what diet changes to do in October to remain healthy.
These are have food which have Pittah Shamak properties that is eat “White, Watery, Sweet, Coconut and boiled food. “
All these qualities are there in Modak. So we offer modak to Ganapatiji as Prasad. Thus Modak symbolically tell us what diet changes to be made in October to remain healthy.
All these food are Pittah Shamak i.e. they balance Pittah in body and thus keep us healthy in October.
So now you know why ganpatiji eats Modak.
So follow Health Mantra advised by Ganapatiji to remain healthy in October that is
Eat White, Watery, Sweet, Coconut & boiled food.
In our coming blog we will learn various home remedies for October diseases like fissure, piles etc.
So stay tune with us every Monday for new blog and follow the health mantra told by Ganapatiji in October. So till next Monday.
Stay Healthy, Stay Blessed.
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Posted on August 17, 2021
Have you ever wondered if there is any role of festivals in keeping us healthy?
Like today is Nagpanchami ……so is there any SCIENCE behind diet and routine advised on Nagpanchami.
Changes in season brings about changes in our body too but we don’t make changes in diet and routine according to change in season so we fall sick.
So how will we know what changes to make in diet and routine to remain Healthy even during season change?
Therefore our ‘Hrishis’ kept festivals during season change, and they advised what diet and routine to be followed during season change as diet and routine of that Festival.
Surprised…..to know …..that there science in our culture and festivals too?
So let’s understand What diet and routine is advised on Nagpanchami?
1. Upvaas – as rainy season is still going on.
2.Don’t Cut and Fry.
3. Milk – Pittah Shamak – Kheer, halwa
Upvaas – Our digestion is governed by sun’s clock.In rainy days as sun is covered with clouds most time of day so our digestive power (agni) is weak. If we eat heavy to digest food then we tend to fall sick.So UPAVAAS is advised.
Do do not CUT and FRY– According to Ayurveda September and October is Pittah prakop Kaal means Pittah is going to increases alot in these month. So as a prevention we are advised to slowly stop eating fried food advised in rainy season.
Milk – Milk we offer to Nagdevta which Symbolically initiates us to start consuming white things as white colour is pittah shamak ie it reduces pittah.
So all things advised on Nagpanchmi are Preventive measures againts october heat .
So our Health Mantra – 05 is
“Start eating white things, do upvaas and reduce eating fried food.”
The diet advised on one festival is not only for that day but that diet and routine should be followed from that festival till next festival.
So follow changes advised on festivals and remain HEALTHY
Stay Healthy Stay Blessed
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Posted on August 13, 2021
कभी आपने सोचा है की त्यौहारो का हमे निरोगी रखने मे कोई महत्व है क्या ?
जैसे आज नागपंचमी है | नागपंचमी मे बताए गए आहार विहार का कुछ प्रयोचन है क्या ?
ऋतु मे जो बदलाव होते है उस नुसार हमारे शरीर मे भी बदलाव होते है, पर ऋतु के नुसार हम हमारे आहार विहार मे बदलाव नही करते इसलिए हम बीमार पड़ते है |
इसलिए हमारे ऋषियो ने ऋतु के बदलाव के समय त्यौहार बिठाये और ऋतु मे जो बदलाव हमे आहार विहार मे करने चाहिए वो उन त्यौहारो के अनुसार हमे बताए है |
जैसे अभी वर्षा ऋतु चल रहा है | वर्षा ऋतु के आहार विहार की जानकारी हमने बारिश के मौसम मे प्रतिकर शक्ती बढाने के उपाय विडियो मे पहले भी बताई है और विडियो की लिंक नीचे दी है |
तो वर्षा ऋतु मे हमने जाना की खट्टी चिजे जैसे दहि, छाछ, पनीर, fermented और बेकरी पदार्थ नही खाने चाहिए | वर्षा ऋतु में वात बढता है इसलिए तली हुई चीजे खानी चाहिए और पचन शक्ती कम होती इसलिए हल्का अन्न खाना चाहिए |
वर्षा ऋतु मे अभी श्रावण महिना आ गया | श्रावण मे वर्षा ऋतु मे थोडे बदलाव हुये है, याने बारिश कम हो रही है और धीरे धीरे धूप बढ़ रही है मतलब वात कम हो रहा है और धीरे धीरे पित्त का संचय चालू हो गया है | इसलिए आज नागपंचमी का त्यौहार आ गया |
जानते है नागपंचमी मे हमे क्या आहार विहार बदलाव बताए गए है –
नाग पंचमी में बताए सारे आहार विहार के बदलाव हमे आगे आने वाले पित्त प्रकोप से बचाने के लिए है| इसलिए हमने धीरे धीरे यह बदलाव करना शुरू किया तो हम अगले रुतु में निरोगी रहेंगे |
तो अभी आपने जाना की त्यौहार हमे निरोगी रहेने के उपाय बताने के लिए बनाये गए है |
त्यौहार होते है हमारे स्वास्थरक्षण के मार्गदर्शक |
इसलिए एक त्यौहार मे बताए गए आहार विहार के बदल हमे अगला त्यौहार आने तक रखने चाहिए |
इसलिए अभी नागपंचमी मे जो हमे बताए नियम वो हमे अगले त्यौहार आने तक करने चाहिए तो आप निरोगी रहोगे |
आज का आरोग्य मंत्र है –
” सफ़ेद चिजे खाना शुरू करो, उपवास करो और तली हुई चीजे खाना धीरे धीरे कम करो |”
ऐसे हर त्यौहार में बताये आहार विहार बदल को अपनाओ और निरोगी रहो |
Stay Healthy, Stay Blessed.
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Posted on October 12, 2020
I have already written blogs about “Real Immunity”https://treasuresofayurveda.com/2020/07/13/how-to-keep-immunity-high/ and “Festivals teach us how to remain healthy”. If you would read those articles first you would understand this article better.
In Indian tradition, hrishi’s had all the knowledge about how seasonal changes affect our body and cause diseases and how changes in diet and routine according to season change could help us remain healthy. These changes were described by them as ” Hritucharya”.
But how would common man have knowledge about these hritucharyas? so they designed festivals…..and placed the festivals just before seasonal changes. In the festivals they described the changes to be made in diet and routine as a ” Festival ritual”. So the common man while following the ritual indirectly was following Hritucharya and benefitted from it.
Such was the geniousness of these hrishis….the science knowlegde was put in the form of Dharma and rituals so that common man would follow it to remain healthy . ( ofcourse with course of time and selfishness of following generations to dominate…the actual science behind these dharma and rituals was kept hidden and myths were promoted)
So in such a way ,FESTIVALS help common man to understand that a seasonal change is coming and the tradition for that festival is so formulated that common man would understand what diet and routine changes to make according to season to remain healthy.
According to hindu calendar, October is known as “SHARAD HRITU’. This is the season of “Pittah prakope” i.e. increase in characteristics of PITTAH in the environment as well in our body.
“As in Universe so in our Body” so the characteristics of pittah i.e. heat , sweating , “USHNA, TIKSHNA” qualities increases.
Ganapati festival marks the beginning of this October heat. This festival teaches us the hritucharya i.e. diet and routine changes for October month.
“Why don’t we offer spicy and fried food to GANAPATI?” ever thought about it?
Food offered to deities for festivals is for our internal God ( God in our body) to we remain healthy.In October heat is spicy and oily diet is not advisable to remain healthy.
So TRADITION of offering boiled things like modak and food with coolant properties ( Properties opposite to Pittah) to GANAPATI was set so as to maintain internal equilibrium and health.
Modak is a symbolic thing advising us to eat more boiled food than fried food. Fried food causes a lot thurst and already October heat takes away water from body through perspiration. Also boiled food is easily digested and keeps metabolism good in this season.
Coconut symbolizes white things. White colour stands for calmness. Anything white in nature has cooling property. There is science behind colours too you know….!!!!. So eat white things more in this season i.e. milk and milk products, coconut, rice etc.
Raisins stand for what dryfruits to eat. Sour taste foods decrease pittah. So eat dryfruits which are sour and not oil producing like raisins, anjeer etc.
Durva is symbolizing juices with coolant properties. Dure to heat we feel more thirsty so drinking juices and sharabats is more pacifying than chilled water. Husk sharabat/ rose sharabat/ lemonade etc. have coolant property and sour taste so they not only pacify your thirst but also pacify “ Pittah” so you don’t feel much thirst and as well you don’t fall sick to diseases of heat like urine burning , nose bleed, migraine etc.
Last but not least , the five fruits we offer to God is for us to understand what are fruits for this season. God knows better what is healthy for us in which season …so eat seasonal fruits to keep health and immunity high. Fruits for this season is guava, chikoo, sitaphal,pomegranate,banana etc. All pulpy ,sour and sweet to keep pittah in balance.
So Real Immunity is changing diet and routine according to season and festivals are here to teach us these changes. So we can call “festivals as immunity boosting” can’t we???
So October heat mantra is– “Avoid – Red, Orange, Spicy , Oily things” Eat “Boiled , sour, juices, fruits and white things
So guys follow hritucharya and enjoy October.
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