Adiraja Dasa, author of ” The Hare Krishna Book of Vegetarian Cooking” writes that the vegetarian dishes from India have a taste of that special fusion of wisdom and beauty that is Ancient India. He was in India during his stint to explore his twin interests; Oriental religion and exotic cooking. When he got in touch with the path of devotion to Lord Krsna, where cooking like other activities, is perfectly integrated into spiritual life. Now living at the Hare Krsna center near Paris, he works for an association he created which he runs with the government of France to feed needy people.
The Vedas are a treasure house wisdom. What distinguishes the Vedic cooking from other types of cooking is the cook’s spiritual consciousness. , his awareness that he is preparing an offering to the God to give them their daily bread.
The origin of the Vedas can be traced back as far as 1500 BC, the language of the Vedas is Sanskrit, an ancestor of most of the modern languages spoken today in South Asia. Vedas are religious in nature and reflect the views on world, spirituality, its notions, sociocultural impact, system etc.
Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Ekadashi is regarded as one of the most significant vrats/ fasts observed by the Hindu community. Derived from the Sanskrit term Ekadashi, which means eleven, thus, Ekadashi occurs on the 11th day of every fortnight in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar.
Vegetarianism found many opinions and definitions world wide, “It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence a lot of mankind.” Albert Einstein
“Being vegetarian here also means that we do not consume dairy and egg products, because they are products of the meat industry. If we stop consuming, they will stop producing. Only collective awakening can create enough determination for action.” Said Thich Nhat Hanh
Some vegetarian recipes …