DO YOU KNOW SCIENCE BEHIND CHATURMAAS ? (Health Mantra – 02) Blog – 30.

Do you know that there is science behind all festivals and rituals?

“Chaturmaas also has science behind it ?”

In early days ,according to “ Varna System” only Brahmins knew all the Shatra (Knowledge /Science).So to maintain health and well being of other varnya people who never read shastra…..Shatra teachings were told with Dharma and people were asked to follow Dharma.

So that all  people followed dharma and indirectly followed shatra and remained healthy.

So what is science behind Chaturmas ?

Chatu means– 4 four and Maas means – month

Chaturmas means 4 months of rainy days.

Chaturmas marks the start of rainy day. As rain starts on different dates in different states so the chaturmas dates vary in all states.

According to ayurveda, our digestion is governed by sun.In rainy days, sun most of the time is covered with clouds. So in rainy days, our digestive power is poor/ weak..

If we consume heavy to digest food or large quantity food in this season, then as digestive power is less , we tend to fall sick with cough, cold ,loose motion ,vomiting etc.

So the science behind chaurmas is

          “Do fasting in Chaturmas”

Fasting /upwas means- Eat light food , Eat less quantity food.

So it we eat light and less quantity food then our digestive power remains good and so does our health .

Therefore almost all the fasts of the year are kept by dharma in rainy days so that we follow them and indirectly follow science and thus remain healthy .

So Health Mantra no – 2 is “Do fasting in rainy days to remain healthy” .

But fasting should be done properly to avail it benefits .“ How to do fasting?” will be discussed in our next blog.

Till then keep discovering science behind rituals and festivals ….

Stay HEALTHY , Stay BLESSED.                 

Doing fast for mental peace (hEALTH maNTRA- 03) bLOG – 29

In last blog we discussed that doing fast /upwas keeps us healthy.

But if fast is not done properly then instead of health we land up in diseases.

So let us understand first “What is the real meaning of word “Upwas”ie fasting ?

Upwaas means….Up – Inside and Vaas-Going

Upvaas means “Going inside ourself and meditating on internal power/God/Aatma.

Almost all the upvaas of the year come in these four rainy months of CHATURMAAS.


Because science was told in the form of dharma for everyone to follow and remain healthy.

Dharma says that Lord Vishnu goes in deep “Yognidra”in these four months.

It symbolically initiates us to start doing meditation.

In ancient days , in rainy season not much of outside work used to be there for people so sitting at home people would become idle and will eat more and fall sick or become lazy.

To avoid this, it was told by Dharma that do fasting and meditation.

As fasting keeps us alert and healthy and thus helps in meditation.

Following dharma people started doing upvaas and remained healthy as well achieved mental peace by meditating.

So the actual motto behind fasting was to achieve mind peace through meditation but we don’t do all this during fasting .

We just hurriedly  visit temple ,take  darshan and eat heavy upwaas varieties.

We neither meditate in house nor in temple .

So with time real motto of upwaas is forgotten.

Let us revive the science behind fasting .

On the day of fast, let’s start meditating for sometime, so gradually by the end of Chaturmaas , by meditating with fasting , we would achieve fruits of mental peace.

So hope you fast doing upwaas with meditation in this chaturmaas and achieve MENTAL PEACE.

In our next blog, we will discuss how to do Upwaas / Fasting without falling sick.

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