The Vedas contain reference to a large number of therapies like sunrays therapy, air therapy or pranayama, fire therapy, water therapy, yagya therapy, arm-touch therapy etc. The relevant mantras are found in Rig Veda, Yajur Veda and Sam Veda. However, the discussion in the Atharva Veda regarding some therapies is more extensive.
The studies conducted by Padmshri Shri Kapildev Dwivedi has been published in the “Arogya Ank of Kalyan” published by Gita press, Gorakhpur. In this study we find the methodology of Sunrays therapy discussed in the Vedas.
In the Vedas the Sun has been considered as the soul of the Universe, “Surya atma jagtastasthushashcha” mentioned in the Rig, Yajur, Sam and Atharvaveda. In the Prashnopanishad the Sun has been referred to as “Pranah Prajanam”. The Matsyapurana advises for going to the Sun for a disease-free life. Therefore, our learned Rishis have given emphasis on Sunrays therapy by devising the Surya Upasana, Surya Namaskar methods etc. for maintaining a disease-free life.
The rays of the rising Sun are considered most beneficial according to Atharvaveda. These rays have powers to heal all diseases. The rising Sun rays contain the infrared component in sufficient quantity which have high curative properties. The Rigveda also says that the rays of the rising Sun can cure all types of heart-related diseases, jaundice, anemia etc. The Surya namaskar method is the means to get benefit from the morning Sunrays.
The Sunrays Therapy consists of standing or sitting in front of the rising Sun for at least fifteen minutes the time can be increased or decreased depending upon the season and the requirements. The time can be safely increased to half an hour after which the Sunrays become strong and do not remain beneficial. Therefore, the morning Sunrays are most beneficial for the Sun therapy.
In the Atharva Veda a detailed discussion on Sunrays therapy is found in twenty-two mantras. These mantras contain a long list of diseases which can be cured by Sunrays. The list includes diseases like fevers of all types, jaundice, stomach illness, cough, cold, the diseases of the intestine, lever, lungs, bones, tuberculosis, spinal chord etc. The Atharvaveda says that to remain in association of sunrays is like remaining in association of Amrit.
The Sunrays therapy has been widely practiced throughout the world. Some western healers like General Palijhan Honey, Dr. Pancost, Dr. Robert Bohland, Dr. Edwin Babbitt are important names in this field. In India the practice of Sunrays therapy was popularized by Shri Gobind Bapu Tongu and Dr. Dwarkanath Naranga.
The Sunrays contain seven colors and these colors have been clearly mentioned in the Vedas. The Rig Veda and Atharva Veda refer to such seven colors. The colors are violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange and Red (VIBGYOR). The Violet is stronger and all others become progressively weaker. The Ultra violet is fatal and the infrared is soothing.
These rays have been divided into three families which are the main colors, red, yellow and blue. All the other colors are the mixtures of these three colors. The three families of colors for Sun therapy are fixed as: –
a) Family I – yellow, orange, red
b) Family II – green
c) Family III – violet, blue and indigo
For sunrays therapy three separate bottles are chosen for the three families and the bottles are filled with clean drinking water. The bottles must be of the color represented by the family. Then the bottles are kept in the sunlight for six to eight hours. Waters in the bottle acquire the properties of the sunrays of the particular color.
This water can be administered for curing diseases. The characteristics of the seven colors are giving in the following table.
How to use the water of different color bottles: –
Water of red color bottle is extremely hot, therefore water from this bottle should not be consumed. Drinking this can cause bloody-dysentery and vomiting. This should be used only for the purpose of massage on the body. This water is rich in iodine. Massaging with this water regulates and removes obstacles in blood flow. It helps in curing all diseases caused by Vaat dosha and Kapha dosha.
It improves blood flow in the body, strengthens muscles, it strengthens mental strength as well as will power, it improves intelligence and courage. It cures from diseases arising from Kapha dosha.
It cures diseases like cough, fever, pneumonia, influenza, breathing problems, tuberculosis, gastric problems, heart problems, arthritis, paralysis, indigestion anemia, deficiency in red blood cells, deficiency in breast milk for mother.
This is good for mental and physical health, it is laxative, it improves digestive system, it cures heart and intestinal diseases, the water is warm therefore in case of diarrhea this should not be consumed.
It helps in stomachaches, stomach enlargement, constipation, worm infestation in stomach, digestive system, enlarged spleen, heart, liver and lungs related diseases. It is especially useful for young people. This water should be taken in lesser quantities.
Green in the natural color and the temperature of this water is normal. This color gives happiness to both body and mind. It helps in building muscles as well as empowers them. It strengthens mind and nervous system. It is also blood purifier and increases blood content as well.
This water helps in curing diseases caused by Vaat dosha. It helps in curing typhoid, malaria like fever, liver and kidney inflammation, all skin diseases, boils and eruptions, ringworm, eye disease, diabetes, dry cough, cough and cold, piles, cancer, headache, blood pressure, eczema, etc. diseases.
This is cool water. It is helpful in all diseases caused by excess of Pitta. It helps in removing thirst, it is a nutritious tonic, it is also antiseptic, it helps in curing all kinds of fevers, it regulates blood circulation, it should not be used by people having constipation.
This helps in curing fever, cough, dysentery, infectious diarrhea, asthma, headache, urine-related diseases, kidney stone, skin problems, canker sores, boils and skin eruption, brain-related ailments.
Water of this bottle is cool. It gives life energy to the being. It provides peace and tranquility. However, sometimes it causes constipation. It effects the body almost immediately.
This helps in curing diseases related to stomach and testicles, leucorrhea, and ovarian issues. It cures diseases caused by excess heat as well.
Water of this bottle is cool. its nature is just like water in the blue bottle only. However, it helps in improving RBC in the blood. It also helps in curing anemia or shortage of blood. It is helpful in curing Tuberculosis. It helps in sound sleep.
As per the discussion above it can be said that Sun is the soul of the world. For good health it is advisable that we should make use of Sun’s grace which is always abundant on the humanity.
Medicine making technique:
For making the medicine we should take glass bottles of the color given above. If the bottles of the above-mentioned color are not available, we can paste color filters of same color on white bottle. We can also take one bottle each from each family of colors. The colors are a) orange b) green and c) blue. Orange bottles can help in curing all Kapha-related ailments. Green bottles can be used for all Vaat-related ailments and Blue can be used for all Pitta-related ailments.
We should clean all the bottles and fill it with pure water. We need to keep some space empty on the top at least 3 to 4 cm. Then we should close the bottle and keep the bottles in sunlight for at least six to eight hours. This converts the water in the bottle into medicine. It can be used for curing various health-condition as mentioned above. We should ensure that shadow of one bottle shouldn’t fall on the other bottle. At the end of the day i.e., after Sunset we should keep the bottles indoor. The water can be taken three to four times daily. The water should be changed and new medicine should be made after every four to five days.
The water from the orange bottle should be taken within fifteen to thirty minutes after food. Water from green and blue bottle should be taken empty stomach or at least one hour before meals. Water from green bottle can be taken empty stomach up to 2 to 8 ounces. This water helps in detoxifying the body. It doesn’t have any side-effect as well.
Dosage of the medicine:
As per the age of the patient the dosage can differ from one teaspoon to four teaspoons at one time. This can be taken three to four times per day. In case of high fever this can be taken after a gap of every one hour.