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Hindu Quotes on Food

In Hinduism, food is worshiped as Goddess Annapurna. As per Hindu religion, at Kashi, while Lord Shiva grants Moksha, Goddess Parvati as Annapurna makes sure that food is available to all living beings.

From earth, herbs from herbs, food; from food, seed, and from seed, human beings. We thus consist of the essence of food. (Taittiriya Upanishad)

The food we daily take has its effect on our psychology and character. It may be satvik, good and strengthening to the spirit; or destructive of serenity, passion-producing, rajasik; or wholly bad causing deterioration of mind and intellect and increasing inertia, tamasik. (Bhagavad Gita, Chapter VII – 8 to 10)

Mother Annapurna, you who are eternally complete, you, the very life of Shiva, Give me food so I can sustain my body to achieve supreme knowledge. (Adi Shankaracharya)

Food and the eater that is the extent of the whole world. (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 1.4.6)

The purer the food, the better the mettle; the purer the mettle, the better the memory.



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