HINDU GODS

July 08, 2008

FASTING


Fasting is one of the best ways of getting closer to God. Spiritual fasting is a great method of purifying the soul, and coming closer to God.One of the best and most popular methods of holistic healing is fasting, which has been propounded by almost all religions as being extremely beneficial both for the body and the soul.Spiritual fasting re-births and regenerates our spiritual willpower by filling our inner knowing with the direct experience of new physical, emotional and spiritual strength. Spiritual fasting cleans the body-mind and feeds the spirit, allowing our physical bodies to better extract the Divine cosmic energy from our normal biochemical energy sources .Hindus fast in various ways.
A simple fast may consist of merely avoiding certain foods for a day or more, such as when vegetarians avoid tamasic or rajasic foods or when nonvegetarians abstain from fish, fowl and meats.
A moderate fast would involve avoiding heavier foods, or taking only juices, teas and other liquids. Such fasts are sometimes observed only during the day, and a normal meal is permitted after sunset.
Serious fasting, which is done under supervision, involves taking only water for a number of days and requires a cessation of most external activities.For Hindus, fasts are a form and part of prayer and worship and the word upvas means "being near God".
Diseases develop due to the accumulation of toxins in the digestive system. By cleaning this regularly, we keep healthy and we can do this if we fast and cleanse our system. A complete fast is good for heath.


Karwa Chauth is the observance among Hindu women who go on a day-long fast to pray for the long lives of their husbands.

MONDAY FASTING;


Somvar vrat or Somavar vratam this fasting observance on every monday
Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are worshipped on the day.

TUESDAY FASTING;Tueaday fasting obervanc every Tuesday for Lord Hanuman and goddess Durga.


THURSDAY FASTING;Thursday fasting obervan every Thuraday for Lord Vishnu and GURU-GOD


FRYDAY FASTING;Fryday day fastind obervan every fryday for Lord Vishnu and Venus God.


SATURDAY FASTING ;Saturday fasting obervan every saturday for Shani-God.


SUNDAY FASTING ;Sunday fasting obervan every sunday for Sun god



Main fasting mostly obervan on day of certain days like ,Sivarathri vratam,,Janmashtami or Ram Navami,Ekadasi,Vralakhmi vratam,Mangala gowri vratam,vaikunda Ekadasi,Navarathree (9 day fasting)Sasti vratam (6 day)



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasting



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