The festival of Chaitra Navratri starts every year from Chaitra Shukla Pratipada Tithi and continues till Navami Tithi. This year, this date falls on 13 April. Therefore, Navratri festival will start from 13 April which will end on 22 April 2021. This fast ends with Navratri Parana.
Navaratri, a nine-day festival, comes once every four months but is celebrated in a grand manner in August and October (when Kakam is a place of sun in the spring and Thulam in the autumn). Those who worship the Goddess during these nine days fast as a part of this festival and some exclude certain food groups from their diet to purify their body, mind and soul.
You stick to the ritual or not but a Navratri diet can be tried as it is one of the healthiest foods. The diet is based on the Ayurvedic va sattva ‘principle and many benefits can be achieved. The Ayurvedic three gun sattva, rajas and tamas, sattva are maintained in nine days. Rajasic and tamasic foods such as garlic, onions, meat, fish and lentils are discontinued and strong spices such as asafetida, garam masala and stimulants such as coffee, tea and wine are also avoided. It reduces the intake and presence of toxins, saturated fat and other harmful substances in the body. The diet consists of gluten-free whole grains such as buckwheat, amaranth, water chestnut and millet, rock salt, pumpkin, raw bananas, sweet potatoes and gourd-like vegetables, ginger, black pepper, curry leaves, mint leaves and vegetables. Includes intake. , All kinds of fruits and dry fruits, milk and dairy products like ghee, curd and cheese, and healthy sweeteners like honey and jaggery that supply all the necessary nutrients to your body.
It is to be noted that Autumn is the season of disease, so Navratri diet helps in boosting the immune system so that the disease can be kept away. The diet unfairly prevents simple cooking methods, banning 100% benefits such as avoiding deep-fried puris and potatoes. Diabetics, pregnant women or those who are under medication should consult a doctor before trying the Navratri diet.