7 Occasions When Hindus Avoid Non-Veg Food Just Like Amma Of Happu Ki Ultan Paltan

Not eating non-vegetarian food is not restricted to Tuesdays. From weddings to death anniversaries, check out why Hindus avoid non-veg on certain days

In Happu Ki Ultan Paltan, Amma bans everyone from eating non-veg in the house for one month

Amma and Khodi lal From Happu Ki Ultan Paltan
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The comedy show, Happu Ki Ultan Paltan has become popular within a short period of time. The household life of the corrupt police officer Happu Singh has successfully managed to entertain the audience very well. Speaking about the current track of the show, we saw how Amma has strictly warned the whole family to avoid eating non-veg food as she wants to do a pooja for the peace of her husband’s soul (Happu’s father Khodi Lal).

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Though this sounds funny, in India, especially in the Hindu religion it is quite common that people avoid eating non-veg food on certain occasions and festivals. Interested to know what are those? We have brought some most common occasions and festival where Hindu’s prefer avoiding Non-Veg food. Take a look.

1. Pooja (Grihashanti)

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One of the main days when Hindus do not eat non-veg food are the days when they have poojas like Grihashanti (housewarming) and Satyanarayana which is done once every year. The Grihashanti is done when one buys a new house and on the day of the pooja, it is said that you are not supposed to eat anything that has been killed as it attracts negativity in the house. It is also said that you can’t even cook any kind of food for the first 12 hours of the pooja.

2. Death or Death Anniversary

Khodi Lal's Death
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As much as Hindus follow no non-veg protocol during poojas, it is also followed when somebody dies in the family. As we saw in the show, Amma is doing pooja for her husband’s i.e. Khodi Lal’s soul to get peace. Even when somebody dies, Hindus have to follow these rules where non-veg is strictly prohibited for a month or at least 13 days after the death. The logic behind this is believing in Karma as whatever our ancestors have done it passes on to the generations. Even on their death anniversaries, people make vegetarian food at home.

3. Wedding

Shaadi Ke Siyape
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The most joyous of occasions  is a wedding. It is known to be the most precious occasion of a human’s life where two people start a new journey of life together. In such a beautiful phase, killing another life for the sake of hunger is not allowed in the culture. Therefore most of the weddings do not serve Non-Veg food but even the ones who decide to serve it, keep it in the reception after all the Mantra and pheras are done.

4. Navaratri

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The time when the whole nation praises goddess Durga is the time when most of the people fast for 9 days. In Hindu’s especially Gujarati’s have a strong devotion for this festival as you will find many people walking bare feet and surviving on coconut water and milk. That is the extreme end but most of the people prefer eating vegetarian food which is also called as Satvik food.

5. Shravan

Lord Shankar
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Also known as the month of Lord Shiva, people generally do not eat Non-Veg food as it said to be the purest month in the Hindu calendar which marks the beginning of the Hindu festivals. This period starts around the month of August and ends in September. Logically, this is something which has to do with nature also as it is known to be the breeding month. Even the fishermen do not go in the sea as it is a sin to kill a life when it’s about to give birth to another life.

6. Diwali

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The festival of lights and happiness is also the time when do not prefer eating Non-Veg food. During the 5 most important days of Diwali, it is said that Lakshmi the goddess of wealth and prosperity comes home and blesses everyone. Also, this festival has its own sweet and tasty dishes that are consumed the most in the festival and also offered to every guest and relative.

7. The Weekdays.

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Last but not the least! You must have met one person at least in your life who follows this format. We are calling it format because it differs from household to household. There are people who don’t eat non-veg on Monday’s and Tuesday but freely eat it on Wednesdays(this includes me). Every day of the week has been dedicated to a god and his followers decide to avoid that specific day and eat on rest of the days. Jokes apart, the logic is to maintain a balance, not the one which Thanos told us about but this is about our body. Eating meat every day is not good for health as our body cannot digest this amount of fats and carbs.

That’s all folks! Let us know what do you feel about it in the comments section below.

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