WHAT IS PANCHA MAHABHUTA ?
In simple words …
As per Hindu philosophy Pancha Mahabhuta are the five elements that created the universe and in turn created us and everything around us.
What are these elements ?
– Akasha or Ether
– Bhumi or Earth
– Jal or Water
– Aagni or Fire
– Vayu or Air
So, everything around us contains these five elements in different proportions.
You must be wondering why is this related to architecture ? and how to my house ?
Before we get into it, let us see a quote in one of the ancient books of hindu philosophy…
” When earth, water fire, air and akasa arise, when the five attributes of the elements become manifest then the yogi’s body becomes purified and he is free from illness, old age and death. “
What we understand that we should be connected to the five elements.We should also maintain the balance of these elements into our body.
We live in our house and spend most of our time within the house. Thus in order for us to be connected to the five elements the house has to be connected to them.and to do so, we can involve these element into our house in different ways.
Earth : Making the structure it self from the earth and try to retain it as naturally as the it allows.
Water : Water is involved with the structure in various ways. It is either flowing or creating just an ambience or affecting the microclimate..but it is always there.
Air : The air flows through our structures as naturally as it would outside because of basic climatic considerations, cross ventilation and open planning.
Fire : Fire is represented by the sun light, which allows the structure to be best lit at all times. Allow the structure to be oriented such that it has the required exposure to sun.
Sky : Sky is an element which can be seen and felt from various courtyards and open terraces within the designs.
So that’s why we will have all the articles in this category explaining and detailing the different ways of involving ‘ Pancha Mahabhuta ‘ in our house. And you know what by following this we can also make our house a sustainable or a green house.
Start Exploring Pancha Mahabhuta to make your house and so you healthy.