|Chatur Maas - Vrat|
In the month of Sravana one should not eat sak,
green leafy vegetables including spinach, in the month of
Bhadra one should not eat yogurt, and in the month
of Asvina one should not drink milk. One should
not eat non-vegetarian food during the month of Kartika
- Masur daal and Urad daal are also considered non-vegetarian.
These two daals contain a great amount of protein, and food rich
in protein is considered non-vegetarian. On the whole, during the four-month
period of Chatur-Maas one should practice giving up all food intended
for sense enjoyment.
Chatur-Maas is not to be observed during the Purushottam Adhik Maas.
Padmanabh Maas continues after the Purushottam
Following steps one through four as above indicated gives us the opportunity to please the Acharyas. By pleasing the pure devotee Acharyas of the Supreme Lord, spiritual enlightenment is obtained. Simple and sublime.