The month of Shraavan (mid-July through mid-August) is one of the most holy, spiritually dense and culturally bountiful month in the Indian Hindu Calendar.
Fasting, Cooking Sattvic foods (foods that promote clear thinking, positive thoughts and attitude), worshiping snake God Naga, Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Goddess Laxmi and Surya (Sun God) are some of the most prominent rituals celebrated during this month by Hindus. Shraavan month marks the beginning of Sharad ritu– a time for natural surge in Pitta dosha in our body. The religious practices in India being woven around the teachings of Ayurveda. Naturally, they are seen to integrate many Pitta balancing and health promoting dietetic principles. One of them is cooking with turmeric leaves during the various religious festivals that come during the month of Shraavana.
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