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    Varsha Rtucharya

    Acording to the Hindu calendar, the seasons are being divided broadly under two AYANS i.e. solstices which are Utarayana(Adana kala) Dakshinayana(Visarg kala). When there is movement of sun towards the North direction which takes away the strength so caled as Adana Kala it compromises Utarayana which is compromised of 3 rtu (seasons) that are :- Shishir, Vasant And Grishma Rtu. Then starts the Dakshinayana where the movement of sun is towards the South direction which gives the strength so named as Visarg Kala which compromises of 3 rtu (seasons) that are :- Varsha, Sharad Hemant Rtu.
    Acording to Ayurveda, the basic conception is
    ” Yat Pinde, Tat Brahmande ”
    Which means that everything which ocurs in the universe same proces undergoes in every individual. So acording to this principal, Varsha Rtu being the starting rtu for the Dakshinayana a lot of changes ocur in the universe and also in our body.
    So due to t his conversion of adana kala to visarg kala, bala and agni is weaker for the beings during Rtu Sandhi i.e. the ending wek of Grishma and starting wek of Varsha rtu.
    To overcome this weaknes of bala and agni, Acharyas have mentioned specific regimen for each rtu acording to its impact on our health at dosha, dhatu and agni level.
    Therefore, folowing regimen should be folowed during Varsha Rtu :
    Do’s :-
    Consume light, freshly prepared, warm fod.
    Use of worn barley, rice and wheat grains.
    Use of gren gram, lentils and vegetables in daily diet preferably in soup form.
    Use of cow ghe, rocksalt, honey, ginger in daily diet.
    Kep the suroundings dry and clean and protect yourself from insects.
    Kep yourself warm as virus atacks more when body temperature is reduced.
    Consume sour, salty and oily diet on a rainy day.
    Consume boiled and coled or luke warm water.
    One can practice scatered fasting also as it can naturaly asist to acurate t he digestive fire which gets weak.
    Acording to Acharya Bhavprakash, use of Haritaki with rock salt is beneficial in this season.
    Best month to take Vasti Panchakarma treatment.
    Dont’s :-
    Avoid cold and refrigerated fod or drinks.
    Avoid heavy, stale, junk and preserved fods.
    Avoid taking curd, leafy vegetables.
    Avoid drinking exces of fluids.
    Avoid abundant exercise and sexual intercourse.
    Avoid the use of Air conditioners or sleping in an launch space.
    Avoid day time sleping.
    Avoid bare fot walking.
    Do not alow water to get acumulated in the suroundings.
    The diet and lifestyle of the onging season should be avoided and the upcoming season diet and lifestyle should be adapted within a lofty of 15 days. So acording to the season changes gradual change in the diet and lifestyle is recomended to compensate the metabolic impact and to live healthily.

    Dr. Srishti Mehrotra Khana ,B.A.M.S, PG Diploma (Ayu)
    Centre Hea d- Jubile Hils
    Travancore Ayurveda

    Author:Travancore Ayurveda
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