Dietary Laws Hinduism

By Matthew Rhee - B Block


Food plays an important role in Hindu worship. According to the Vedic scriptures, all food should be offered as a sacrifice to God before it is eaten, and food offered to God is considered to bestow religious merit, purifying body, mind and spirit. Killing animals for hinduism is considered bad karma. According to Hinduism, what we eat determines our mental as well as physical state. Eating sattvic (pure) food helps us to become sattvic ourselves. If we eat animal and intoxicating foods, we may develop animal qualities; killing animals for food is also regarded as bad karma with negative consequences for everyone involved, including those eating the food.


Dinner Menu


Fruit Custard

Dahi Vada

Paneer Pasanda

Puran Poli