Maha Shivratri 2020 – Fasting with Fruits


Shivratri is considered a very important spiritual festival of Hindus which is celebrated to worship Lord Shiva. This festival is also known as “The Great Night of Shiva”. It is believed that the savior of this world, Lord Shiva consumed poison to save the world. The pot of poison emerged when the Gods and demons churned the ocean for getting the ambrosia from deep inside the ocean. Some people also believe Shivratri as the wedding day of God Shiva and Goddess Parvati.


The people celebrate Shivratri by fasting and performing prayers at temples. The idols of Lord Shiva are worshipped with milk, fruits, and flowers. The devotees eat fruits during the daytime and break the fast in the night. The majority of devotees are largely dependent on fruits, water and milk for the whole day.


The fasting time varies from 10-14 hours. During the fasting period, having fruits and water can help the prevention of damage to cells. The consumption of fruits rather than fried food helps to detox the body.

Tips during fasting:

  • Consume farm-grown fresh fruits.

  • Hydrate your body by drinking fruit juices and water.

  • Reduce your workload.

  • Do rest.

Benefits of Pomegranates during fasting:

  • Pomegranate juice helps to protect the cells from damage.

  • Excellent source of soluble fiber.

  • It Helps to satisfy hunger.

  • Pomegranate juice helps to keep the body hydrated.

  • It can be consumed at any time during the day.

  • Low calories.

Fasting helps to improve health, boosts immunity and builds spiritual connection with God.

Wishing you a very Happy and Healthy Maha Shivratri from NUVRI Family!

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!