The Hindu Diet
Four to five decades ago, all family members would sit together for meals after washing their hands, legs and mouth, legs folded on a wooden seat and would commence their meals by reciting God’s Name.They would be served by the women in the house. Boys and girls in the house would be taught to arrange wooden seats and drinking water, to serve each food item in the plate, to clear the leftovers after meals and to clean the place with cow dung upon finishing the meals. Today, due to the decline in joint family system, influence of modernism and hectic life style, these aspects are neglected. Following the achars associated with meals and teaching them to the next generation has almost ceased.