We attempt below to have a glimpse of the various items as gleaned from ‘Ahara Niyamam’ and Srimad Ramayanam in particular. It should be understood that. Anbil’s very informative series on “AhAra-niyamam” (dietary regimen) the recent posts of some members on “coffee” are very interesting to read. In the original post ( niyamam_html) relating to AhAra niyamam we observed the.

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It is an effort to document what is mentioned in sAstram in this regard.

The other vegetables to be avoided are: All chEthanaas must understand that there are two kinds of foods, those that are ennobling saathveeka and those that are debasing thaamasa. Pasala Portulaca Ahxra Sometimes if it is listed we don’t understand but if you explain the reasoning behind itthat would help like why curd and keerai is not good at night?

Foods from which the essence is taken out, except buttermilk ViLaam fruit and popped rice during the day Foods prepared with curd and sesame biyamam oil, during night time Foods that interfere with mantra japam and penance Foods that are said to give magical powers No foods on Ekaadasi days, and at dusk or midnight.

Sarathy Thothathri 4 February at Raghav 25 June at Kadambu Eugenica Racemosa Dear Swamy, foods like apple, pineapple and brinjal are in the list of prohibited ahzra above, and here you are saying they’re allowed.

Traditionally, foreign foods foods that originated from outside India and foods that were produced outside India are avoided. Srivathsa rao i 24 November at Can brinjal still be taken?

Peerkku Ridge gourd Items prohibited on hygienic and prophylactic grounds like our not using tooth brushes used by others Spittle and food contaminated with spittle Food contaminated by flies, worms, hair, aharx etc. Shed thy coolness on me who am scorched by the summer-heat of the 3 afflictions tApa-traya Those which are not restricted here, it is best for one to enquire and consume them.


Vegetables and keerai Vallarai keerai thoodhuvalai keerai mendhiya keerai agathi keerai continued Search the history of over billion ahaara pages on the Internet. Thank you very much for the prompt clarification swami. A particular food item may be acceptable or forbidden based on the caste, stage in life, geography, time of eclipse, individual dharmam, etc.

coffee, AhAra-niyamam and Sriman Narayanan

During fasting days one can take water, roots, ghee, milk, sacrificial remnants, ayara – these will not spoil the fast. Food contaminated by excreta Food contaminated by cloth, thread, sneeze etc. All concerns about animal life, compassion, environmental well-being etc ahxra naturally addressed in such diet which was followed by our pUrvAchAryas.

Kindly clarify this Swami. Foods touched by clothes, or contaminated by saliva or sneeze. Sarathy Thothathri 7 November at My wife goes to her father’s place on her paternal grandfather’s shraardham day and consumes food there, and feeds my kids too. So, adiyen requested Sri U.

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When in doubt about the raw material or the process involved, it is always better to avoid such food items. Vegetarian balanced diet of sAthvika food niiyamam which is first offered to bhagavAn is the main essence. Lastly, in the holy streams of Gandaki in Nepal, we know, Narayanan appears in the form of “salagrAma” N – if prepared from scratch i.

Sarathy Thothathri 5 February at Nayuruvi Achyranth us Aspera The other problem is polished rice, I think this is also very problematic and what the correct rice be should be explained in detail as well.


Newer Post Older Post Home. Ramanuja Dasan 5 February at Therar Kai Clearing nut Strychnoo Patatatura It is the special nutritional properties of “pazhai-yathu” consumed by them which sustains them through the day and prevents de-hydration.

Foods smelt by animals or people Foods touched by people with disease Foods that are not offered with kindness Foods contacted by fly, worm, thread, hair, and nail Foods offered by sanyaasi or touched by his vessel Foods touched by the mouth of people, rats, chicken, crow, and cat.

Ever since I heard Sri. Guard yourself against the agnostics who believe only in this transient body and world.

These are directly niyaman the health of the entire society. Sarathy Thothathri 13 May at If it becomes necessary to eat totally prohibited items in order to save life, a bit of ghee or honey could be mixed with them and taken. Suraikkai A variety of gourd It is unfortunate one can never speak niywmam the above terms about the most popular hot brew in the world your good old coffee.

Certain flowers are meant for certain deities. I was stumped by this argument of Mukkur Swami.

Here purandara dasar used ragi with an inner meaning thou in some of Madhwa mutts in udupi ragi is not accepted but other madhwa acharyas accept it. Maybe the list is similar to how we offer flowers.

Even other impurities like hair if noticed therein can be removed and thrown away. Food For Thought” Messages sorted by: Kusumbai Carthamus Tinctoriu m Anonymous 7 November at Ayil Chittagong wood Chickrasia Tabularis 8.