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Ayurveda & significance of Ganga

Hi!
Today is Ganga Dusshera, or Gangavataran, it is supposed to be the day the holy Ganga arrived on earth, and eventually greened up the Rocky Himalayas with its heavenly properties and it is in fact where some of the most revered Ayurvedic herbs are found.
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Ganga jal has got special significance in hearts of vaidyas as it is where Ayurveda thrives and many significant chapters of Ayurveda have been written here
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When first lockdown was announced all I could think was that how much Gangajal I have at home ? nothing about essentials,.all I could think of was Gangajal
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What is significance of Gangajal?
India, historically has had so many ups and downs and most Indians have been taught to store some Gangajal at home because It doesn’t go bad when stored for a long time and also because of its unique properties.
The scientific community took it upon itself to dispel these theories as myths but upon research it was found that Ganga water actually had rich oxygen content and a natural occuring virus called Bacteriophage which kills Bacteria and prevents water from rotting
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Over the years we have polluted it with chemical & industrial waste, what this lockdown has done it has #reset our relationship with ecology and Ganga right now is in its purest form
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For me Gangajal is the spirit of Ayurveda, majestic, ever flowing, ever giving and beautiful
This post is a wish that it remains that way forever, wishing you a happy Ganga Dusshera

Published by Dr Tanya Malhotra

Best-seller Ayurvedic Author, I practice Ayurveda to its authentic core, in my daily life , with the food i cook , with the patients i see and with what i live for, this blog is all about the highlights of living an ayurveda life.

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