Day -3 of Navratri – Maa Chandraghanta
The third day of Navratri is dedicated to Mata Chandra ghanta who carries the half form of Moon on her head is the third form. She is clam like Moon i.e. Chandra. She fulfils all the wishes and provides relief from worldly pains. She gets pleased by offering milk, sweets and Kheer.
After a detox with ghee on day 1 and ensuring good growth of gut flora by adding simple sugars and fruits on day two
your body is now ready to absorb protein rich complete food i.e. milk and sweets made with milk. So enjoy a good dose of Payasam/Payas/Kheer/ made with milk and cereals (rice/broken wheat/semolina/sago/vermicelli).
Milk provides special and unique and complete nutrition that cannot be derived from any other type of food. Milk, when digested properly, nourishes all the tissues, promotes balanced emotions, and helps to balance all the doshas. It is one of the most important foods to promote ojas. According to Ayurveda, ojas is a refined substance the body produces from the most subtle level of proper digestion. Ojas brings strength, strong immunity, happiness, and contentment.
How to use Milk: Milk should be brought to boil till the milk foams up, and then bring the heat down so the milk is on a slow boil for about 5 to 10 minutes. Heating the milk changes its molecular structure so it is much easier for human consumption, and it reduces Kapha, making it lighter to digest. Warm milk may be consumed with following foods such as rice, wheat, broken wheat, vermicelli, sago, dates, mangos, banana, and almonds makes it wholesome and balanced meal in itself. Also remember Milk should not be mixed or eaten with sour, bitter, salty, astringent, or pungent tastes. When combined with incompatible tastes, milk becomes indigestible and causes the build-up of harmful toxins in the body.
Hence go ahead and nourish your self with goodness of milk and bring your self all the peace and happiness your body deserves !