Why are we not supposed to eat rice on ekadashi














Ekadashi, a traditional festival that is celebrated on the 11th of



 lunar Hindu calendar and it is mostly celebrated in Nepal and



 India. Well on this occasion Hindu people fast to celebrate



 their ekadashi tradition just like Muslims do in the month of



 Ramadan but Muslims fast for the whole month of Ramadan



 but this ekadashi tradition and its fasting is very different from



 the Muslim Ramadan month and its fasting and it does not



 have anything to do with Muslim or Ramadan it is a Hindu



 tradition and festival. And just like any other tradition and



 festival there are some rules and regulation for which every



 individual has to follow according to their belief and to



 celebrate that tradition. So according to Hindus scholars the



 Hindu people are not allowed to eat rice on the festival of



 ekadashi. Why this is so and why they can’t eat rice on



 ekadashi in this blog post I am going to explain this topic in



 detail.

 

 







So the main reasons of why Hindus are not allowed to eat rice



 on ekadashi occasion are mainly because of some scientific



 reasons according the Hindu scholars. So Hindu scholars



 believe that rice or grain can cause harmful and dangerous



 effects on Hindu people body due to the position of the moon.



 So the reason of why Hindu scholars give this conclusion,



 they drive this conclusion from the scientific proven fact that



 moon as its effect on water bodies during night. So the grains



 or rice also absorbs water and if we meaning the Hindu



 people eat it on that 11th lunar day according to Hindu



 calendar than it will also impact our body as our body will also



 contain fluids. So how much this conclusion is correct or is a



 fact nobody knows it’s just a tradition and people follow it



 according to their belief and that’s it.

 











 

Can we cook rice on Ekadashi?










Can we cook rice on Ekadashi












No, we can’t cook rice on Ekadashi as this tradition forbids



 it and also the scholars of the Hindu community also say that



 it’s not good to eat rice on the night of ekadashi as it is



 harmful for human body and it will cause bad effects from



 health point of view due to the position of the moon. And the



 reason of why they say this is because they believe that rice



 or grain can cause harmful and dangerous effects on Hindu




 people body due to the position of the moon. So the reason of



 why Hindu scholars give this conclusion, they drive this



 conclusion from the scientific proven fact that moon as its



 effect on water bodies during night. So the grains or rice also



 absorbs water and if we meaning the Hindu people eat it on



 that 11th lunar day according to Hindu calendar than it will also



 impact our body as our body will also contain fluids. So that’s



 the reason you can’t cook rice on the occasion of rice or grain



 can cause harmful and dangerous effects on Hindu people



 body due to the position of the moon. So the reason of why



 Hindu scholars give this conclusion, they drive this conclusion



 from the scientific proven fact that moon as its effect on water



 bodies during night. So the grains or rice also absorbs water



 and if we meaning the Hindu people eat it on that 11th lunar



 day according to Hindu calendar than it will also impact our



 body as our body will also contain fluids.

 











What should not eat in ekadasi?











What should not eat in ekadasi








Well during the ocaassion of ekadashi Hindus fast for one



 night to celebrate it and this fast starts from the dawn of



 ekadashi and it will go all the way to the next morning and



 during this time period which is a few hours of that night



 Hindu people are not allowed to eat or cook rice according to



 their rules to celebrate ekadasi. And this rule is not limited to



 rice Hindu people are also not allowed to eat garlic or onion



 and also they are not allowed to eat non-vegetarian that is



 meat containing recipes. And some of the Hindu people who



 can’t follow these strict rules due to their health condition they



 can have milk and fruits to maintain their health and also



 celebrate the occasion of ekadashi.

 









Can we eat chapati on Ekadashi?












Can we eat chapati on Ekadashi









Yes, you can eat chapatti as it is not a meat product it is just



 made of flour and ghee so there is no restrictions on eating



 chapatti. The things that you can’t eat on ekadashi are rice,



 onion, garlic and things or a recipe that contains non-



vegetarian products or meat.

 

 









Can we sleep during Ekadashi fasting?












Can we sleep during Ekadashi fasting










Well there are two popular opinions about sleeping during



ekadashi fasting among the Hindu community. One side say



 that it is not allowed to sleep during the ekadashi fasting and



 the other side say that you can sleep during ekadashi fasting.



 But if you ask my opinion on this than I will say as these



 Hindu scholars refer ekadashi as a scientific tradition and they



 conclude their verdict according to scientific reason. Then



 sleeping is allowed during fasting as sleeping is a natural



 process in human being and other living things. As no one



 can resist the sleepy feeling when it comes and it will be very



 unhealthy if someone stays awake during all day and all night



 it is almost impossible for a normal human being unless



 somebody is tired of his life and tries to take a risk of not



 sleeping full day and full night and there are 100% chances



 that he will fall on the ground on the next day due to



 tiredness.

 











Is it good to die on Ekadashi?












Is it good to die on Ekadashi










Well it is not written in any book of Hindu religion exactly but



 some Hindu scholars say that it is a good sign to die on the



 Ekadashi as they say that the departed souls attain the



 moksha (a state in which the soul is reborn in a different state



 according to Hindus). And also they say the soul is in the



 hands of the divine if died on Ekadashi.so yeah dying on



 Ekadashi is good.


 












I hope you like this post and if you have any questions about



 this you can ask me in the comment section without any



 hesitation. I will try my best to respond to every query.