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Title: Effect of Apthoryama yajna on people and environment
Authors: Rawat, Surendra
HR, Nagendra
Keywords: Apthoryama Yajna
Antibacterial activity
Issue Date: Jul-2007
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: Int. Cl.⁸: A61P31/00, A99Z
Abstract: In traditional knowledge base of the Vedas mention that Yajïas have effect on the environment and people. Yajnas of various kinds are elaborated in the four Vedas. Apthoryama yajïa is one such yajïa in the Soma yajïa. A large-scale yajïa Apthoryama yajïa was organized in Thrissur district of Kerala to evaluate the effects on environment, society and humans beings. In the study, following aspects were taken up: attitudinal survey, random event generator (REG) studies, bacterial count in the atmosphere and analysis from the yajïa. Attitudinal survey showed that people came to yajïa for spiritual reason and their life is affected from the spiritual activity. On measuring consciousness fields in the surroundings of yajïa using (REG) has shown a significant change as measured at a distance of 12 m from the place of yajïa. Air borne bacteria counts have shown an increase at 20 m distance as compared to 40 m. The speciation of the bacteria was not done. A study of ash filtrate of yajïa was done using standard stain; the result of the filtrate was negative for bacterial growth and also for antibacterial activity after 6 months.
Description: 412-416
ISSN: 0972-5938
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.06(3) [July 2007]

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