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Dr K K Aggarwal

Why do we not offer onions to God?

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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Anything that grows under the ground is not offered to God. According to Vedic science, anything which is grown under the ground is Tamasik in nature and produces sluggishness, heaviness and extreme aggressiveness. Not only onion, all food products grown under the ground are not offered to God and are not supposed to be eaten during spiritual fasts. People who are spiritually-oriented like monks, rishis, munis avoid underground food altogether. Some people try to convert Tamasik food into Satvik food by slow heating them or by sprouting them or by soaking them in water. This is one reason why boiled potato is eaten during Vrat.

Why do we never eat a breakfast of onion?

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Anything which cannot be taken as a full meal is not good for health and either should not be taken or taken in a small amount. For example, we never eat a breakfast of onion or garlic or radish. These are foods, which either should not be taken or eaten only in small quantity only as an accompaniment to the main meal. Onion is good for health and has anti–cholesterol and also blood thinning properties, yet it is consumed only in small quantity. In Vedic language, onion has both rajasik and tamasik promoting properties, which make a person more aggressive and dull.

(Disclaimer: The views expressed in this write up are my own)

Anything which cannot be taken as a full meal is not good for health and either should not be taken or taken in a small amount.

For example, we never eat a breakfast of onion or garlic or radish. These are the items which either should not be taken or eaten only in small quantity only as addition to other full meal.

Onion is good for health and has anti-cholesterol properties and also blood thinning properties, yet it is consumed only in small quantity.  In Vedic language, onion has both rajasik and tamasik promoting properties, which make a person more aggressive and dull.