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Chaitra Navratra, a nine-day festival of Goddess worship, is also starting from today. Chaitra Navratri has a tradition of eating neem leaves along with worship, fasting and meditation for nine days. Also, mango eating is started in fruits. These traditions have become more important in the Corona era because they are related to our health.
Dr. Naveen Joshi, an Ayurveda expert from Dehradun, says that Navratri comes four times in a year, and four times this festival comes only in the compound of two seasons. Samadhikaal means the time for one season and the second season. Now is the time for spring and summer and Chaitra Navratri will be celebrated. At this time, the effect of seasonal diseases increases greatly. The message of Chaitra Navratri is that to prevent seasonal diseases, some changes should be made in food and living. Whatever the traditions are, they are meant to introduce this change into the routine.
What are the benefits of fasting at this time?
The time between two seasons is to be careful in terms of health. Due to negligence related to food and drink in these days, there is a risk of diseases like cold, cold, fever, stomach pain and indigestion. Ayurveda has a method called Skipping for prevention from diseases. In this method, fasting is advised. Fasting relaxes the digestive system and recharges our body.
What are the benefits of Neem leaves?
Neem has been considered a panacea for many diseases in Ayurveda. If its leaves are consumed in limited quantity daily, it is beneficial in seasonal diseases, skin problems, phlegm etc. Neem contains proteins, fats, carbohydrates, mineral elements such as calcium, iron, vitamins A and C etc. All these elements prevent the germs that make us sick. We increase our immunity, which gives the body the power to fight viral fever. Due to the presence of rituals, we can prevent these diseases, so the tradition of consuming neem is prevalent. In these days, if the body is healthy, then there will be no problem in the worship. Even in the Corona era, this tradition is very beneficial for our health.
What is the importance of mango in Chaitra Navratra?
There is also a tradition of offering mango to the Goddess and consuming mango during Chaitra Navratra. Mango khata increases our immunity. Raw mangoes are high in vitamin C and ripe mangoes contain vitamin A. This fruit contains a lot of ingredients such as fiber, protein and antioxidants. Mango is also very watery. Mango in the summer season helps to keep the water level in our body balanced. Prevents diseases caused by common heat. Regular intake of it increases the glow of the skin, benefits the digestive system, this fruit is beneficial for the eyes, the body gets strength. Drinking raw carry can prevent sunstroke. Keep in mind mangoes should be taken in limited quantities.
Meditation by getting up early in the morning daily is beneficial
The weather during Chaitra Navratri is neither too hot nor too cold. It is a little easier to maintain concentration in such an environment. Meditation done with a concentrated mind can bring benefits very quickly. Mental stress is removed and we are able to do devotional, worship, fasting and do our work with full concentration. There is a special way of breathing during meditation, which strengthens our breathing system. This action is also very beneficial for the lungs. In the initial phase, meditation should be done for at least 10 to 15 minutes. Gradually increase this time. Meditate in a quiet and holy place. Wear comfortable clothes and meditate on an empty stomach, it will be better. If you take advice from a qualified expert in this regard, you can get more benefits.
What are the benefits of being fruitful?
On the days of Navratri, leaving out things like wheat, rice, pulses etc. does not cause problems like indigestion, gas. Many people do long time practices during Navratri. It is very beneficial for such people to leave food and do fruits. The body gets the necessary energy from fruits. Fruits are also easily digested. If food will be consumed on these days, concentration can break due to laziness at the time of worship. Pooja has to be done sitting in one place and in such a situation, if you eat food, sitting will not digest food, indigestion can occur. Concentration should remain in worship and laziness is removed, hence fruits are especially consumed in Navratri.