The word Sattvic derives from the word Sattva in Sankrit. Sattva means “original, perfect, life-giving, energy-pure, clean, 
mindful, strong, brave, truthful, trustworthy, wise, and good.” 

Sattva is one of the three gunas as mentioned by Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita. The other two qualities are  Rajas or passion  and Tamas or ignorance. The concept that contrasts with Sattva is Tamas.

Foods in the mode of goodness or Sattva increase the duration of life, purify one’s existence and give strength, health, happiness and satisfaction. Such nourishing foods are sweet, juicy, fattening and palatable. Foods that are too bitter, too sour, salty, pungent, dry and hot, are liked by people in the modes of passion. Such foods cause pain, distress, and disease. Food cooked more than three hours before being eaten, which is tasteless, stale, putrid, decomposed and unclean, is food liked by people in the mode of ignorance. (BG Ch 17 Verse 8-10)

Our Inspiration

A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada

All are kindly requested to prepare sattvic foods and offer to Krishna and make it

spiritually healthy and hygienic.

krishna eating friends
Krishna feasting with friends in Goloka Vrindavana