[dropcap]E[/dropcap]very religion has certain rules that are expected to be followed by its supporters for their betterment. One such rule that is followed by Brahmins and some other Hindus is that they refrain from eating garlic and onions.
We are going to disclose the reasons for their prohibition on garlic and onion in the upcoming slides. Take a look.
According to Ayurveda, foods are grouped into three categories – satvic, rajasic and tamasic in the modes of goodness, passion and ignorance. Onions and garlic, and the other alliaceous plants are classified as rajasic and tamasic, which means that they increase passion and ignorance.
In Hinduism, killing is prohibited (even of microbes). So, ground food needs proper cleaning, which causes the death of micro-organisms.
Some even say that meat, onion, and garlic can cause behavioural changes if consumed in high quantity. It’s also related to Ayurvedic categorization.
As per ancient Hindu scriptures, garlic, onion and mushroom are prohibited for Brahmins because they are considered impure as they generally grow in the place of impurity. Brahmins need to maintain purity as they worship Gods who are sattvic (pure) in nature.