What is the meaning of a fasting when followed by a feast?In India, people observe fasting on different occasions mostly religious in nature. As we all know, fasting is a voluntary abstinence from food, drink or both for a period of time, generally 24 hours maximum. There are certain health benefits also and it is recommended that occasionally people should observe fasting to provide relief and respite to the digestive system.
Many Hindus observe fasting on Ekadasi, Pradosha, or Purnima. Then there are typical fasting during the nine days of Navratri or on the occasions like Maha Shivaratri and Karwa Chauth etc.
However, generally, throughout the day of fasting, people keep themselves busy in the preparation of high calories foods like deep fried or sweet items and relish the same in the evening.
What is the meaning of a fasting when followed by a feast?