Today the air we breathe in is loaded with harmful gases like NO2, CO, SPM and RSPM, which are all above the standards prescribed by the Government and are extremely harmful for human health. There are also new species of bacteria and virus coming up which cause new diseases and are resistant to old drugs. The wastes from the industries as well as the city is being dumped into the rivers, thereby causing severe water pollution. The indiscriminate use of pesticides and synthetic chemical fertilizers has resulted in poisoning of underground water reserves and also resulted into loss of soil fertility. And to top it all the lack of empathy of the people to these problems has made it worse. The Government is spending crores of Rupees for tackling this problem but not much results are seen.
In an endeavour to find some solution which is effective and long lasting for this environmental problem, the vedic science of ‘Yagya’ was chosen for the necessary experimentation to see if it actually helped in the reduction of air pollution as mentioned in the ancient books. All the experiments were conducted in collaboration with Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi.
Initially several types of wood were burnt to see the CO emissions from each of them. The emissions were recorded on digital analog . It was found that the mango wood gave almost near zero CO emission. Hence the mango wood was taken as the basic Samidha for the experiment. The special Havan Samigri prescribed by Brahma Varchas, for the purification of atmosphere, was used along with the normal havan samigri. As far as possible Cow’s pure ghee was used for the Havan.
In all the experiments, the effect of Yagya was studied on the atmospheric odour, on the air microflora and also on the gaseous pollutants like NO2, SO2 and RSPM. The effect of odour was very good as after Yagya, the nice smelling odour lingered on till the evening and a very faint smell remained till the next day ( in the indoor experiments).
-Ph.D. work of Dr. (Mrs.) Mamta Saxena