” Sambhar or Kuzhambu Means ‘ Confusion ‘ ” !!!…Read Further ….

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INDIAN FOOD SYSTEM
(More precisely South Indian, but more or less applicable to all Indian meal systems)

The following are rough translations of the words of Kanchi Paramacharya extracted from the Tamil publication titled Sollin Selvar (The Expert of Words), Sri Kanchi Munivar by Sri Ra. Ganapathy. The different Indian delicacies are explained as follows.

Inline image 1SAMBHAR:
Sambar is also known as kuzhambu in Tamil, a term that literally translates to ‘get confused’. Paramacharya explains how these three courses are related to the three gunas of spirituality: the confusion of sambar is tamo guna, the clarified and rarified flow of rasam is rajo guna and the all-white buttermilk is satva guna. Our meal reminds us of our spiritual path from confused inaction to a clear flow of action and finally to the realized bliss of unity.

SAADAM:
Cooked rice, the main dish of a South Indian meal is
called sAdam…

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