Mahalaya Paksha Diet ,Better Physical,Mental Health

Pitru Paksha at Banganga Tank, Mumbai, India
Pitru Paksha at Banganga Tank, Mumbai, India (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mahalaya Paksha or Pitru Paksha  falls on 30 September 2016, Friday..


Those who read my blog posts on Mahalaya would know that I had indicated that there are some dietary restriction to be followed.

About a year earlier I posted that the Bhagavad  Gita speaks about Food habits in detail and quoted texts with explanation.

I have tried these Dietary recommendation to the letter since last Mahalaya Paksha.

While I can not comment on the spiritual benefits that could have accrued, I can definitely assert that there was an astonishing improvement in my mental state and disposition.

In fact my wife, daughter and son were surprised that I was cool even under pressure, anger had ceased to exist and I was listening to others patiently without interrupting them, a quality which I am not accustomed to.

I could feel I  remained undisturbed and was in fact was watching things happening around me,even if it involved me, as though I was a spectator.

There was no hurry in doing things, no anxiety.

There was no heaviness while waking up in the morning.

This I could attribute only to the Diet, for there was no significant change in my Lifestyle other than this.

Why don’t you try”

Diet details.


  • All Root vegetables, like Potatoes.
  • Onions,
  • Garlic,
  • Masalas.
  • Vegetables like Carrot,Beans,Drumstick,Tomatoes,Cabbage,Brinjal,beetroot,Radish.


  • Raw Plantains,
  • Lady’s Finger,
  • Poosanikkai/Bootha kumablakkai
  • Indian Beans(kothavarankai)
  • Avaraikkai,
  • Bitter Guords,
  • Snake Gourds.
  • Dal,
  • Ghee,
  • Freshly cooked Rice.

Take food once in the afternoon around 1pm.

At nights take only light tiffin made of broken rice’ like, Idlis,Dosas,Adai,Rice Upma, Fruits and Milk.

Watch the change in you.


4 thoughts on “Mahalaya Paksha Diet ,Better Physical,Mental Health

  1. Hello sir,

    What kind of diet to be followed for thula maasa tharpanam. My father-in-law passed away in march and my husband is starting tharpanam.from.tomorrow thula mass pirappu. Please advise.



    1. You may exclude Onion ,Garlic if you are used to it.You may use Bitter Gourd,Snake Gourd,Indian string beans (Kothavarangai,Poozhanikkai,Vaazhakkai,.You may pepare Kadalai Paruppu Payasam,.
      Night Plakaaram, made of Rice, Dosai,Idli,Adai,Upma,Upma Kozhukkattai


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