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What is the link between festivals and fasting..?

Asked by Pallav Dutt, 19 May '09 07:16 pm
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Fasting indicates the denial of the physical needs of the body for the sake of spiritual gains. According to the scriptures, fasting helps create an attunement with the Absolute Power by establishing a harmonious relationship between the body and the soul. This is thought to be imperative for the well being of a human being as it nourishes both his/her physical and spiritual demands. Therefore a worshipper must strive to impose restrains on himself/herself to get his mind focused. And one form of restraint is fasting. Thank yu for a great question..!
Answered by inquisitive, 19 May '09 07:20 pm

 
  
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Festival is able to remind some people to do fasting which otherwise they do not do. Fasting is not just denial of the physical needs of the body but also curbing other sensory temptations also and restraining the mind not to wander untamed without which fasting has much less meaning.
Answered by honsa, 19 May '09 08:34 pm

 
  
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Muslims observe fast during the day time during the Ramzan month. Hindus observe fast during Ekadasi, etc. Fasting cleanses the system and gives rest to the digestive organs. Linkage to festivals is purely a coincidence. Prophet Mohammed ordained fasting only to make His followers feel what hunger is so that they donate and serve food to the needy Of all the charity Food charity is supposed to be the best.
Answered by siva raman, 19 May '09 09:32 pm

 
  
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It is widely believed that a prayer in an empty stoach is more effective.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 19 May '09 07:19 pm

 
  
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Festivals are enjoyment, fasting is sacrifice
Answered by P S Kumar, 19 May '09 09:02 pm

 
  
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Festivals is yearly function in name of god to keep trdition going forgneration an d fastin is self descipline to contro food intake either ti reduce weight or to debvlop self control
Answered by Dinesh C S, 19 May '09 07:53 pm

 
  
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