Seasons and Correlation with Doshas

Seasons and Correlation with Doshas
Seasons in India, and how they are affected by Doshas:

The Seasons (Total 6 of them, from the North India perspective, but the concept applicable universally):

Starting from the month of Magha (Mid-Jan onwards), the three seasons (Ritus) are:
  • Shishir (शिशिर ऋतु,) (Cold, Dewy, Winter season) – (Magha, Phalguna) (माघ, फाल्गुन) (Mid-Jan to Mid-March);
  • Vasant (वसंत ऋतु) (Spring) – (Chaitra, Vaisakha) (चैत्र, बैशाख) (Mid-March to Mid-May); and
  • Grishma (ग्रीष्म ऋतु)(Summer) (Jyaistha, Asadha) (ज्येष्ठ, आषाढ़) (Mid-May to Mid-July).

These three seasons (Ritus) form Uttarayana (Increasing Northern Declination (Latitude)); Or, Adana Kala (Debilitating Period). . ‘Adana’ is Agneya (Predominance of Agni). ‘Unctuous’ effect of Nature is predominant. Winds are sharp and rough.

The prominent Tastes, increasingly, are: ‘Tiqta (Bitter)’, ‘Kashaya (Astringent)’ and ‘Katu (Pungent)’.

The other three seasons (Ritus) are:
  • Varsha (वर्षा ऋतु) (Rainy) (Shravana, Bhadra) (श्रावण, भाद्रपद) (Mid-July to Mid-Sept);
  • Sharad (शरद ऋतु) (Autumn) (Ashvina, Kartika) (आश्विन, कार्तिक) (Mid-Sept to Mid-Nov); and
  • Hemant (हेमन्त ऋतु) (Fall Winter) (Manghsir, Paush) (अग्रहायण, पौष) (Mid-Nov to Mid-Jan). 

These three seasons (Ritus) form Dakshinayana (Increasing Southerly Declination (Latitude)); Or, VisargaKala. ‘Visarga’ is Saumya (i.e. Has predominance of Soma, The Moon). The earth gets cooled by Clouds, Rains and Cold Winds.

The prominent Tastes, increasingly, are: ‘Amla (Sour)’, ‘Lavanya (salty)’, and ‘Madhura (Sweet)’ (All these three tastes are Unctuous Tastes). This is a Strength Enhancing period.

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Author: Manoj

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