Hi Friends, let me wish you a happy Ganesh pooja first. Our traditions and festivals including the prasad we offer to the god all have a logical reason and aim, Aim is wellness of the people. whenever we go to a temple we offer god banana, coconut haldi, Ghee, milk etc which are all very good for health, today I am going to tell you about one Ganesha Mantra which tells about some curative foods for diabetics.
“Gajananam Bhoota Ganadi Sevitam;
Kapittha Jambu phalasara bhakshitam;
Umasutam Shoka Vinasha karanam;
Namami Vighneswara pada pankajam”.
translation is as follows.
Gajananam ( the big tummy one worshipped by all) Bhoota (Durva grass and Bilva patra used for worshipping Ganesha) Ganadi ( in equal quantity) Sevitam (if consumed); Kapittha (Kaith ) Jambu ( Jamun) phalasara (fruits) bhakshitam (to be consumed); Umasutam ( son of Uma) Shoka ( diseases) Vinasha karanam (get rid of); Namami ( I bow to ) Vighneswara ( destroyer of grief) pada pankajam ( feet of lord)”
The mantra talks about four medicinal herbs:
We are already aware of anti diabetic properties of jamun, but you can notice all the other three ingredients are also very helpful, Durva grass botanically known as cynodon dactylon is know to be effective in as many as 20 diseases.
Leaves of Bael are also know to be antidiabetic and Elephant apple fruit /wood apple is also known to possess anti diabetic properties.
So our ancestors know things better than us , Education ruined us, How the sanskrit mantra has some secret message for our well being and health.
From now try to eat fruits of Bael and Elephant apple whenever you get them. dont always fancy about fashionable good looking fruits like apple.
Take home message here is our ancient practices have a meaning and purpose respect them and try to follow them, start living life the Indian way for good health and wellbeing.
I am thankful to Dr. K.K.Agarwal for enlightening about the spirutual connection to health.
Finally I wish you all a HAPPY GANESH POOJA.