Ganesh Chaturthi 🌺
Good decision makers always ask ‘Why?’ Asking why several times gets to the core issue and provides us with the insight into the real reason. Today’s generation doesn’t follow anything just because someone is asking them to follow it, they are eager to know the logic, the reason, the science behind everything. As we all know that Ganapati is “Devata of Buddhi”, what can be the perfect occasion than this to satisfy their thirst of asking “why”.
Like every festival celebrated in India, Ganesh Chaturthi has also has some interesting rituals and of course there is science/logic behind those.
When it is celebrated? 🌨️
Bhadrapada is the sixth month in the Hindu Lunar calendar starting from Chaitra. It occurs exactly half way through the Lunar year. This coincides with the rainy season (Varsha Ruthu) that generally occurs during August-September as per English calendar. During the festival, we avoid eating outside also long exposed food, also non veg and tamasic food which helps to keep up out gut health as its difficult to digest such food in this season.
What Naivedyam we prepare? 🥗
Modak The coconut in Modak is known to improve digestion, skin health, tooth decay and stabilize your blood pressure. Modaks have high ghee content which provides the body with essential fats and help to mobilize these fats, increase metabolism and reduce cholesterol in turn. The rice, coconut, jaggery steamed cooked and eaten with ghee is medium to low on glycemic index. Jaggery and ghee in the Modak can help relieve you from constipation.
Rushichi bhaji The multiple ingredients such as ridge gourd, snake gourd, arbi stem, suran, corn, lady’s finger, pumpkin, coconut, jaggery, peanuts, tamarind used to prepare rushichi bhashi, make it very hight in nutritional value.
Vatali Dal is a protein-rich and tasty vegan snack.
Other benefits 🧠🫁💪🏻🧘🏻♀️
Durva It controls blood sugar levels, enhances immune function, good for a woman’s overall health, improves digestion, relieves oral problems, cures skin problems, purifies blood, boosts heart health.
Arati Our body has 340 known pressure points, 28 of which are in our hand. These points have direct connections to different organs of the body, which means we can stimulate these pressure points to alleviate pain in different body organs. Clapping is known to improve the overall heart health. Clapping has positive effects on heart health, blood pressure, blood circulation, asthma, brain function, handwriting, spelling, concentration, immunity, bone health, back pain, insomnia, hair health, depression, anxiety and gout.
त्वं वाङ्मयस्त्वं चिन्मयः । त्वमानन्दमयस्त्वं ब्रह्ममयः ।
त्वं सच्चिदानन्दाऽद्वितीयोऽसि । त्वं प्रत्यक्षं ब्रह्मासि ।
त्वं ज्ञानमयो विज्ञानमयोऽसि ॥
May Ganesha shower his blessings on you.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi. 🙏🏻