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What animal meat can a Hindu not eat?
The majority of Hindus are lacto-vegetarian (avoiding meat and eggs), although some may eat lamb, chicken or fish. Beef is always avoided because the cow is considered a holy animal, but dairy products are eaten. Animal-derived fats such as lard and dripping are not permitted.
What food is prohibited in Hinduism?
Most Hindus are vegetarian. The cow is viewed as a sacred animal so even meat-eating Hindus may not eat beef. Some Hindus will eat eggs, some will not, and some will also refuse onion or garlic; it is best to ask each individual.
Are all Hindus vegetarian?
Is Hindu eat buffalo?
Yes, a lot of Hindus eat buffalo. Beef (cow meat) is a problem in India, mainly due to North Indians (a region also known as Cow-Belt). But in Eastern India, south India, state of Maharashtra (where Bombay is), Kashmir, buffalo meat (and beef too) is easily available and a lot of people eat it, including Hindus.
Is Shiva a vegetarian?
Shiva’s meat eating habits become more defined in the early Puranic literature. For the high tradition, defined by Brahmins, Shiva became a vegetarian god. The sects offering meat to Shiva as a prayer ritual, such as the Kaula Kapalikas and the Kalamukhas, were declared heretical according to the Skanda Purana.
Is eating meat allowed in Hinduism?
Food and ethics Hinduism does not explicitly prohibit eating meat, but it does strongly recommend ahimsa – the concept of non-violence against all life forms including animals.
What meat do Muslims not eat?
Muslims are prohibited from consuming flowing blood. Meats that are considered haram, such as pork, dog, cat, monkey, or any other haram animals, can only be considered lawful in emergencies when a person is facing starvation and his life has to be saved through the consumption of this meat.