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This is why you must fast during Navratri. Scientifically

India TV Lifestyle Desk New Delhi 31 Mar 2017, 14:31:41 IST
India TV Lifestyle Desk

Every Indian festival is not just a reason to enjoy and make merry. There are many scientific reasons ascertaining the logic behind celebrating festivals on certain times of the year. 

Navratri, in literary terms, means ‘nine nights’. There are many lengthy stories in the Hindu scriptures which explains why this festival is celebrated twice in a year.

But there’s a scientific reason that validates why Navratri is celebrated twice a year. 

Navratri is observed, once in the beginning of summer and next in the beginning of winters. If you observe the pattern, it is celebrated at two junctures of seasonal change. According to Ayurveda, eating foods like garlic, onion, meat, grains and eggs can make you attract the negative energies from the surroundings. Another reason is, during this time our body’s immunity is in it’s all time low. Eating such high-energy foods can make you prone to diseases. 

So, our bodies require purification twice a year to maintain a perfect balance of good and bad in our body.  

Come let’s read some scientific reasons behind fasting during Navratri 


Abstaining from certain types of foods for nine days detoxifies our body. Eating fruits and easy to digest food let’s our digestive and immune system to prepare for the coming season. Even if you’re not fasting, make it a point to stay away from heavy foods like meat, chicken, eggs, grains, spices, etc for these nine days. 


If you fast twice a year, you will experience that you’ll handle your life with more clarity and ease. During fasting, your digestive system is put to rest. This provides you more clarity to handle things in your life. When the negative energies are lowest, you can focus better on yourself and make better choices for yourself. 


This is the biggest aspect of fasting; self-control.  When you stop yourself from eating certain foods, you’re actually breaking a pattern which you’ve been following all year round. This way you can learn how to keep yourself in discipline for your own good. By taking control of your mind, you can get rid of the 10 evils of your life;