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Observing Mahashivratri Fast? Know These Rules To Do It Right!

Observing Mahashivratri Fast? Know These Rules To Do It Right!

Mahashivratri is one of the most auspicious days for the Hindu community across the globe and it is celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva. A unique aspect about Mahashivratri is that unlike other religious celebrations where people enjoy good food, Shiva devotees keep a day-long fast to show their love and veneration for Lord Shiva. The significance of fasting on Mahashivratri relates to the eternal nature of Lord Shiva, who is free from all types of desires and attachments. Devotees show their faith in this ‘Vairagi’ (one who has renounced this world) nature of Lord Shiva by fasting for a day on Mahashivratri.

Some devotees dry fast for the entire day, without drinking water or any other liquid. Others fast with water, milk and other meals specially prepared as per Mahashivratri fasting rules. If you are planning to observe Mahashivratri fast, you need to prepare yourself mentally and physically. You should be in a healthy state and free from any type of disease or mental stress. You need to be considerate about your health while fasting, as your health is the most important asset you have in life. To ensure that fasting does not impact your health, here are some dishes that you can have on Mahashivratri.

Thandai: This is prepared using Niryas milk, dry fruits, thandai syrup or masala, and sugar. You just have to mix everything in a blender to achieve a thick consistency.

Thandai

Subudana Kheer: This is one of the most preferred fasting meals on Mahashivratri. It is prepared using Niryas milk, sabudana (Tapioca Sago) and sugar. Dry fruits can be added if needed.

Sabudana

Milkshake: You can make a milkshake by using Niryas milk with your preferred fruits such as mango, papaya, banana, apple, etc. You can have a plate of fruit salad as well.

Milkshake

On Mahashivratri, devotees offer milk, curd, ghee and other things to Lord Shiva. However, as a leading dairy company, Niryas disapproves of the idea of wasting milk in the name of a festival. Milk is one of the healthiest foods and it is derived with a great effort involving the hard work of farmers. As such, Niryas is of the opinion that milk should be utilized purposefully and not wasted in any way. A good alternative could be to donate milk to NGOs that run food collection programs. This will ensure that milk can feed poor children and families that can’t afford even basic necessities. Following this route, where you benefit another human being, is likely to make you eligible for divine blessings on Mahashivratri.

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To Ghee or Not to Ghee: 5 Amazing Health benefits of pure ghee that you didn't know about

To Ghee or Not to Ghee: 5 Amazing Health benefits of pure ghee that you didn’t know about

For all the health conscious people, having oil, ghee or butter is a big no-no. According to the modern day concept of healthy living, ghee will add some extra kilos around your waist. But let’s have some reality check on the concepts of ancient Ayurvedic medical science which states: ghee or clarified butter is not only good for health, it has a great impact on rejuvenating the mind and spirit. Here are 5 amazing health benefits of pure ghee to clarify your idea.

  • Ghee is good for people with Lactose Intolerance: During the making ghee from butter, most of the impurities, as well as the milk solids, are removed. The remnants of solid milk can barely affect anybody. So, the people with lactose or casein intolerance can have ample of it!
  • Ghee is nutritious: Ghee is packed with nutritious Vitamin A, D and E which are oil soluble and have anti-oxidant properties like K2 and Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA). It also has medium chain fatty acids which are directly absorbed into the liver and burned as energy along with other fats. Only one tablespoon of ghee can give you a whopping 470 KK of energy!
  • Ghee enhances digestive system: According to the latest study, the people with a weak digestive system cannot produce Butyric acid, which helps in digesting food. On the other hand, ghee is full of Butyric acid which is a source of energy and helps the intestinal walls digest food.
  • Ghee boosts immunity: Recently a research has proved that Butyric acid can support the production of T cells. These cells boost the immune system of the body, which fights against the allergens, bacteria and foreign particles. So, ghee is a great aid to build a strong immune system which keeps many common health problems at bay.  
  • Ghee has medicinal benefits: Another added benefit of ghee is its medicinal value which has been well depicted in ancient Ayurveda. Ghee is used as a natural remedy for treating cough and cold since ages. And systematic in-take of ghee can keep a person away from these health remedies.

 

Taking one teaspoon of warm Niryas ghee has a magic on a dry cough. Many Ayurvedic home remedies have ghee as their core ingredient. But it is essential that you choose only the purest form of ghee. Niryas ghee is the purest ghee available in the market today. So, place your order today!

niryas ghee

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Sweet Lassi or Salty Chhach: What’s your choice?

Sweet Lassi or Salty Chhach: What’s your choice?

It is summer time and this Indian season has its own special savory drink – Lassi. Made with thick and high quality Yogurt, it refreshes your body in a way that none of the aerated drinks can! No wonder than that whether you are in the Northern or the Eastern states of India, you will find Lassi shops always crowded with people. On a broader level there are two types of Lassi – Sweet and Salty. And both of them are very popular across India. While both these drinks have their own distinctive tastes and benefits, none can claim superiority over the other. Today we would try to analyze the highlights of lassi and chhach.

Sweet Lassi

 

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Sweet Lassi

Sweet Lassi

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If you have a sweet tooth then this is the drink to opt for during those days of searing summer heat. Sweet lassi contains the same health benefit as Yogurt. Prepared with a couple of spoons of sugar, the lassi can be thick and heavy. Modern day sweet lassis come in various flavors. Their tastes are enriched with rose water, lemon juice, strawberry, mango or other fruit juices. A glass of sweet lassi is often a heavy drink which keeps you filled for many following hours. It is also known to cool down the body, and thus it is a healthy drink to have if you are venturing out on a summer day.

Chocolate chip french vanilla smoothie

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Chhach

Chhach

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On the other hand, if you have a liking for the tangy or salty taste then a glass of Jeera Chhach would be an ideal accompaniment with your meals. It is a less heavy drink, than the sweet lassi, but carries more health benefits. One of the most prominent health benefits of chhach is its capability to aid the digestive process. It is traditionally had with meals and mostly Indians love to end their fulsome lunch or dinner with a bottoms-up drink of chhach.

Chhach

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Conclusion

So, as we see above the sweeter variety of lassi is a standalone drink that can instantly cool down and keep your body well hydrated. It is rather thick and heavy. On the other end, Chhach is more of an accompaniment with heavy meals. It is well known for aiding the digestive process and helps you stay away from problems of the digestive tract.

 

So, which one is your favorite? Do write back to us

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Niryas jeera chhach launch

Enjoy the summer, masala maar ke!

“God! It’s so hot”

“This heat is making me sick”

“I am not going out in the afternoon”

You may find yourself saying this often, as it gets hotter by the day. But let’s face it, summer is here, and it is going to stay with us for a couple of more months. It is time to be smart and take care of things, which we CAN control, like staying cool inside!

Niryas has just launched a new Chhach variant: Jeera Chhach

Chhach is an ideal refreshing drink to beat the heat this summer. Not only is it healthy, it keeps your tummy cool, while keeping you hydrated. Jeera when added in Chhach doubles it’s benefits and aids digestion.

Below is an infographic explaining why Niryas Jeera Chhach is your best friend this summer! To ab garmi main, thand rakho, masala chakho!

 

infograph JEERA CHHACH

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