Water in Veda and Upveda

  • Pooja Singh Assistant Professor, Dept. of Agadtantra, Ankerite Ayurvedic Medical College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Vasu Singh Post Graduate Scholar, Dept. of Samhita and Siddhanta, State Ayurvedic College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • R C Tiwari HOD and Professor, Dept. of Agadtantra, Rishikul Campus, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India.
  • Rakesh Bhutiani Assistant Professor (Environmental. Science), Gurkul Kangri University, Haidwar, Uttarakhand, India.
Keywords: DarshnikJagat, Panchmahabhootas,Veda, Upveda, Ganga, Yamuna.

Abstract

Ayurveda is science of life, it emphasize that whatever is present in the universe or macrocosm is also present in the individual body or microcosm. Macrocosm is composed of five elements called Panchmahabhutas viz. Akash (Ether), Vayu (Air), Agni, (Fire), Aap (water), and Prithvi (Earth). Here, water is the most abundant and essential element of ecosystem. Human's body is composed mainly of water, which is about 70% of it. According to available data, Earth is the only planet with 70% of water, but only a small amount is fresh water. It is a wonderful saying “Jala hi Jeevana hai”. Water has special value in our traditions also it worshiped as Mata Ganga, Yamuna and by many more names. There is a beautiful description of water in Vedas and Upavedas. Since water is the elixir and source of life, as well as essential to human civilization, human life, and to our economy and agriculture, water and its conservation have had an inevitably central place in Indian culture and ethos. In this article we will discuss about the importance and type of water in our Vedas and Upvedas.

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How to Cite
Pooja Singh, Vasu Singh, R C Tiwari, & Rakesh Bhutiani. (2022). Water in Veda and Upveda. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 7(3), 113 - 120. Retrieved from https://www.jaims.in/jaims/article/view/1729
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