Diabetes or Madhumeha as it is known in hindi/sanskrit is a dreadful disease characterised by disorder in metabolism, which in turn is due to lack of body’s capacity to produce ‘Insulin’-a hormone which converts sugar intaken by our body; Its symptoms often go un-noticed in the beginning. The three main types of diabetes are : type 1, type2, and gestational diabetes. The main symptoms are: Frequent urination, excessive thirst, extreme hunger,unusual weight loss, increased fatigue, blurry vision and irritabilty…..
But why am I writing this any way when there’s so much info available online?! 😛 read my blog title ‘diabetic CONNECTION’ , this is with respect to lord Ganapati yes him, the remover of obstacles, the embodiment of wisdom I’m not cynical; what we need to see that he was once a victim to diabetes!! shockingly yes. Have you read the hymn:
Om Gajananam, bhootagaNadi sevitam; KAPITTHA JAMBU phalasara bhakshitam
Uma sutam shokavinasha karaNam, namami vighneshwara paada pankajam
Ganesha who represents OMkara is flanked by bhoota gaNas and is the one who relishes the nectar of guava and berries; the son of Uma ,the remover of obstacles accept my salutation at your lotus feet.
This is an interesting hymn for it says lord Ganesha relishes the nectar of Kapittha and jambu – (guava, berries- wood apple,rose apples) these are known and effective cure for diabetes in ayurveda.
The diet of shri Ganesha , lifestyle and appearance also provide a clue- he is ‘Mahakaya’ ‘Lambodara’/’Mahodara’ huge bodied and huge belly as well, he is the embodiment of wisdom thus an intellect which means his work is mind based which does not require travel. His diet? We all know he has a sweet tooth, his favorite dish is ‘Modaka’ a sweet which he eats lovingly. So his diet and lifestyle contribute to this illness that is why he always relishes the nectar of guava and berries to keep the disease(obstacle) at bay!
So next time you offer loads of Modakas to your favorite god , don’t forget to give him kapittha-jambu as well 🙂