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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The third problem is the type of salt and oil used in prasadam because this is also not correct as often they are refined along with the refined sugar and refined rice used. Medicines prescribed by physicians, flower, vellam, wheat old rice that is soaked in clean water may be taken with buttermilk, ghee, milk, yogurt 20 Niya,am This paasuram lists the vegetables that niiyamam forbidden: We have listed the restricted items here.

During fasting days one can take water, roots, ghee, milk, sacrificial remnants, medicines – these will not spoil the fast.

Full text of “SS Ahara Niyamam”

Sridharan who is adiyen’s Apthar prepared a questionnaire on AhAra niyamam and requested adiyen to fill in the details.

Dear Swami, Please note this site which gives a lot of recipes pertaining to ayurvedic lifestyle.

Sarathy Thothathri 16 February at In the original post http: Great and very useful compilation, Swami. But since this is sourced generally from outside bhAratha bhUmi, this should not be consumed.


Could you confirm if they’re niyakam Newer Post Older Post Home.

Deep down it made me vaguely recall too the familiar Vedic incantation, “aham-annam-aham-annam Foods seen by immoral people 4. So why should it not be possible for the Lord to appear before us in the form of “ahAra”, too? Anonymous 7 November at Foods that mingle with stuff that have fallen from the mouth; remainder of what was put into the mouth.

Ayil Chittagong wood Chickrasia Tabularis 8. So perhaps this list of foods was written with this sort of thinking in mind.

In times of danger to life, even prohibited items can be consumed. So, adiyen requested Sri U.

If they had 12 members in the family to feed, the quantity of niyyamam they cooked would actually be sufficient to feed at least Vegetables taken from other’s garden without permission, portion that is set aside for oneself prior to the partaking of the rest of the group, foods that are exceedingly bitter, salty, pepper hot, or sour.

Womens gunas affects the child it is rather very important to have satvik Children. Sarathy Thothathri 22 August at Dear Swamy, foods like apple, pineapple and brinjal are in the list of prohibited items above, and here you are saying they’re allowed.

Sarathy Thothathri 13 May at I feel both practices are incorrect.

coffee, AhAra-niyamam and Sriman Narayanan

Vide Sections D and E. The problem I see with prasadam is that despite all these restrictions, white sugar is the number one sweetener or sulfured jaggery not made properly is the number one sweetener for prasadam. Thigaipoondu A plant that causes confusion in mind It is an effort to document what is mentioned in sAstram in this regard.


Traditionally, foreign foods foods that originated from outside India and foods that were produced outside India are avoided. This is not an attempt to find fault in anyone or look down upon other’s food habbits. The excess rice they reckoned would insure them from the contingency of unexpected guests or up-country relatives who in those days would suddenly drop by without notice. Instead of dumping it down the trash-can as is done these days the womenfolk used it for preparing “pazhai-yathu”!

Ramanuja Dasan 5 February at Even other impurities like hair if noticed therein can be removed and thrown away. In the villages even today farmers are known to consume this brew in the morning and proceed to their fields for harvest where they labour for hours under the scorching sun.


A particular food item may be acceptable or forbidden based on the caste, stage in life, geography, time of eclipse, individual dharmam, etc. Pavithra Vengadesh has come up with these recipes which avoid usage of sour tamarind and vegetables like onion, garlic, potato, tomato, brinjal, bell pepper capsicum and red chillies.