Maha Shivaratri is just around the corner and if you are fasting for the first time, then before knowing what you should eat, read about what you shouldn’t on this day. Scroll down for the details.
Monday, March 4 is going to be a very special day for all the followers of Lord Shiva as it is Maha Shivratri. It is one of the biggest festivals of India and on this day people praise Lord Shiva and seek his blessings. Not just that, people observe fast on this day too. There are two types of fasts that people observe – nirahar and nirjala. While the former is observed without eating any solid food like, rice, grain pulses, when observing the latter, you are not allowed to drink water too.
Even though observing these fasts are so difficult, people do it to get blessings from Mahadev. It is said that on this day if you observe fast with love, pure devotion and sincerity then you will be blessed with the divine grace of Lord Shiva. While most of us know what to eat, here are a few things that you should NOT eat while fasting.
Scroll down to read on the list and ahead of observing fast, make a note of it too.
- If you are observing fast on this day then you should not eat pulses and grains because Mahashivratri fasts should be nirahar which means you shouldn’t eat solid food.
- Fasting also requires you avoiding spices and veggies like onion, garlic, etc. as the former might make your stomach upset and the latter hinders the spiritual process.
- Abstain from consuming aerated beverages or packed and canned juices and fruits as they contain preservatives and during the fast, you should strictly avoid it.
- Try to avoid eating these things when you break the fast too as it might make your stomach upset. Eat things like dalia, khichdi etc. that will keep the digestion process easy.