Navarathri marks the defeat of demon Mahishasuran by the Goddess Durga, which symbolizes the victory of good over evil. During these nine days, the devotees fast and offer their prayers to the goddess.

Here are the scientific reasons behind fasting on Navarathri:

Detoxify your body

Navarathri usually falls during the time where the season changes. And when the weather changes, our body are prone to fall sick. So avoiding foods such as meat, alcohol, grains and so on during this time, as well as fasting helps to purify and detoxify our body.

Create mindfullness

When you fast, your digestive system is at rest, making you feel at ease. This create a sense of calmness within yourself and help to improve your mindfullness.

Develop self-dicipline

When you control yourself by not eating certain foods that you've constantly eaten before, you are breaking the pattern you've been following for years. This helps to develop self-discipline.

Aid with weight loss

Fasting aid weight loss much effectively than dieting. It is one of the safest ways to shed extra pounds by improving your metabolism rate.