Navratri Starting from March 18: Food to Eat and Avoid While Fasting


About Navratri

Navratri is one of the most significant Hindu festivals. The passion and excitement of the festival is evident in India way before the actual festival starts. Navratri celebrations in India are grand and everyone wants to be a part of them.

Meaning of Navratri

Navratri exactly means ‘Nine Nights’ in the Sanskrit language. There are different myths connected with the festival and dissimilar religions and communities in India have a different way to celebrate the festival but the festival is mainly dedicated to goddess Durga. Who is worshipped in nine forms during the nine days of Navratri.

Chaitra Navaratri will start from March 18, which will going until March 26. In these nine days of Navratri, 9 forms of Durga will be worshiped. For the whole nine days, there will be a prayer of fasting, worship and different goodness every day. Some devotees also awaken themselves or their temples these days. Know the 9 goodness Durga who are worshiped during Navratri Festival.

  1. Shailaputri
  2. Brahmacharini
  3. Chandraghanta
  4. Kushmanda
  5. Skandamata
  6. Katyayani
  7. Kalaratri
  8. Mahagauri
  9. Siddhidatri

Food to Eat and Avoid While Fasting

  • Non-vegetarian foods like chicken, mutton, lamb, and eggs are to be strictly avoided during this time
  • Meals should be prepared without onion and garlic.
  • Table salt is to be avoided but you can use rock salt instead.
  • Turmeric, asafetida, mustard, fenugreek seeds and garam masala are also not allowed during your fasting phase.
  • You also need to keep away legumes and lentils.
  • You cannot have your regular rice and can only consume vrat ke chawal, popularly known as Samak ke Chawal.


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