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.