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'Holi' - Understand the importance of food traditionally eaten in holi

Myths and religious stories are very much associated with Holi and we have been hearing it since childhood. We will now discuss the seasonal changes that take place during Holi in the time of this Corona and the health care required in it. The end of winter and the beginning of summer, the shortening of nights and the beginning of long days, the onset of scorching heat, the onset of juicy salty fruits, the onset of Japanese cherry blossoms planted around city streets, the onset of cascading and rare summer. Here, during the months of March and April, we experience the spring season in India and it is in this spring that we celebrate the festival of Holi, a symbol of the victory of religion over iniquity. Religious folk lore: - It is said that King Hiranya Kashyap tortured his son Prahlad from the eighth to Poonam. Then on the day of Holi, he put Prahlad in the lap of his sister Holika and asked him to burn it, but the triumph of truth over falsehood did not happen to Prahlad and Holika was burnt. This victory is celebrated by people sprinkling water on each other, calming the fire of each other's minds and blowing oats of colors. Holi means Phagan Sud Poonam. It is said that from the eight days before Holi i.e. from Holashtak the direction of Sun, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Venus and Rahu is curved to Poonam. Here, because all these planets are curved, they have a negative effect on the body and mind of the creatures and that is why no auspicious deeds are performed from Phagan Sud (Aatham) to Holi (Poonam) day. It is also believed that as the direction of sunlight changes during these days, epidemics are more likely to occur. Human digestion slows down and illness occurs. In such circumstances it becomes very important to take care of the diet. In our scriptures it is explained very simply to change the diet according to the seasons which are still the customs we have been following. In the same way, in the festival of Holi, we have been taking certain types of food from generation to generation. Let us understand the importance of the dietary vision of this food.  The tricks of nature: - Nature has made a very nice arrangement for this. Fruits are very juicy and rich in vitamin C this spring which provides water to the body in abundant heat and boosts the body's immune system. In this season, juices like oranges, watermelons and grapes ripen. These fruits should be used to the fullest these days.  Jowar Dhaani/ Popping of Jowar: - Most of the people here fast for Holi and after worship only the Jowar dhaani/popping of Jowar is healthy. Sorghum poppy contains a small amount of gluten which is heavy to digest. Hence it is very digestible. If the digestive system is weakened during the change of seasons, then in such circumstances, popping of sorghum lightens the digestive process.  Raw mangoes : - Raw mangoes after Holi. It is the glory of eating raw with pickles, syrup, salt. Raw mangoes provide 60% of the daily requirement of vitamin C and 21% of vitamin A. As we have seen, vitamin C is found in mangoes for resistance to epidemics during the summer season.  Shrikhand :- Shrikhand meal is traditionally held on the day of Dhuleti. This Shrikhand is a treasure trove of Vitamin B12 and Pro Biotics! These probiotics cleanse the intestines and accelerate the absorption of vitamins in the intestines. So as to increase immunity. Yet many other foods we traditionally add to our festivals have a religious belief behind them and science is hidden behind these beliefs. So there will always be an effort to expose this hidden science to all of you readers. Well, let's save ourselves and the environment, change the right diet, follow Corona's guidelines and enjoy the festival. Happy Holi

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