THIS IS WHY YOU MUST FAST DURING NAVRATRI SPECIALLY

India is the country of colors having people of almost all religions speaking many languages and several festivals. It is probably the one and only country which celebrates different types of festivals in almost all months of the calendar. Moreover, traditions and cultures which were practiced by ancestors are still alive in India in every region of the country. One such tradition is fasting during Navratri and almost all Hindu peoples follow these rituals with utmost importance and significance. Navratri basically means nine nights and this occurs two times a year, one at the beginning of summer and other at the beginning of winter. You can find many stories in Hindu scriptures related to it such as Puranas and epics like Ramayana.

Reason to celebrate Navratri twice a year

Besides the stories which are mentioned in ancient scriptures of Hindu religion, there are many reasons to celebrate every festival at certain times of a year and the same follows to Navratri too.

  • As per the Puranas, the point of time when Navratri is celebrated is basically the stage where climatic changes and the solar influences on earth go through tremendous changes. Hindus believe that a divine power to earth to move around the sun and bring climatic changes in nature and thus to show our gratitude to the divine power, Navratri is celebrated twice a year.

 

  • The change in nature which occurs in those two junctures of climate change also affects the bodies and minds of people. Hence it is also said that Hindus worship to divine powers such as Rama and goddess Durga. The most important thing about Navratri is fasting where devotees fast and worship the divine power to maintain balance and purification of body, mind, and soul.

Although these reasons seem to be odd, the logic behind celebrating those festivals and fasting is completely scientific. There is no festival in India which is done without any logic because the ancient scientist and astrologers were so clever that they could calculate the days of climate and season change without any modern equipment. Even the modern equipment feels slow before their calculations as every full moon day, solar eclipse and lunar eclipse were also calculated years before by the ancient scientists of India.

Scientific reasons behind the fasting of Navratri

Several modern scientists have researched and found out many good reasons behind the fasting rituals of Navratri twice a year and how it helps to maintain good health and perfect balance between body and soul.

  • Effects of climatic change: - The first Navratri which is celebrated at the beginning of summer known as Chaitra Navratri has some adverse effects on the body. People who are habituated to eat junk foods and nonveg can’t sustain the summer heat with those foods inside them and often causes food infections and indigestion too. The sudden change of climate from winter cool to heat can increase the temperature of surroundings and thus dehydrates the body faster. Therefore the 10 days of fasting in the first 10 days of climate jump to summer purify the body from those heavy foods and make it ready for the upcoming seasons. The same follows at the beginning of winter too where the body gets purified and habituated to the winter.

 

  • Purification or detoxification of body: - Fasting is scientifically the best way to detoxify our body by abstaining from certain types of heavy and junk foods like meat, chicken, eggs, grains, and spices too. Apart from that, intake of fruits and light foods maintains the perfect balance of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in body reducing fat and calories from the body. People who are not fasting can try to stay away from hard foods in those 9 days to avoid indigestion, food infections, etc due to climate change.

 

  • Rejuvenation: - Avoiding food for some time is a part of spiritual meditation too which helps in enhancing the concentration and energizing the mind. As the whole digestive system slows down in fasting days, the blood circulation becomes perfect without any obstacles. A better blood circulation throughout the body parts helps you in doing works perfectly without any distraction. It also decreases laziness and drowsiness to a great extent.

 

  • Discipline and self-control: - Eating every day and keeping your digestive system always busy means that you are lacking self-control which eventually leads to an increase in blood pressure and a decrease of immunity too. Fasting and meditation in those nine days of Navratri help you in practicing self-control as well as in maintaining a good discipline to keep your body healthy for many years. This is also the reason that saints used to leave for hundreds of years in all yugas.

Apart from these scientific reasons, worshipping to divine power means that you are keeping your mind in a meditative stage that has enormous power to increase your immunity, enhance self-control, energize your body and make you think better with a good focus on your works. All these scientific and logical reasons prove that our ancestors in India were too logical with superior intelligence that they can predict all of those things without any support of technology and modern equipment.

 

 

    • Rejuvenation: - Avoiding food for some time is a part of spiritual meditation too which helps in enhancing the concentration and energizing the mind. As the whole digestive system slows down in fasting days, the blood circulation becomes perfect without any obstacles. A better blood circulation throughout the body parts helps you in doing works perfectly without any distraction. It also decreases laziness and drowsiness to a great extent.

     

    • Discipline and self-control: - Eating every day and keeping your digestive system always busy means that you are lacking self-control which eventually leads to an increase in blood pressure and a decrease of immunity too. Fasting and meditation in those nine days of Navratri help you in practicing self-control as well as in maintaining a good discipline to keep your body healthy for many years. This is also the reason that saints used to leave for hundreds of years in all yugas.

    Apart from these scientific reasons, worshipping to divine power means that you are keeping your mind in a meditative stage that has enormous power to increase your immunity, enhance self-control, energize your body and make you think better with a good focus on your works. All these scientific and logical reasons prove that our ancestors in India were too logical with superior intelligence that they can predict all of those things without any support of technology and modern equipment.

     

     

Apart from these scientific reasons, worshipping to divine power means that you are keeping your mind in a meditative stage that has enormous power to increase your immunity, enhance self-control, energize your body and make you think better with a good focus on your works. All these scientific and logical reasons prove that our ancestors in India were too logical with superior intelligence that they can predict all of those things without any support of technology and modern equipment.