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Pancha Mahabhuta

Doshas

Vata

Pitta

Kapha

Prakriti

Dhatus

Malas

Agni

Ama

Rasayana

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Ayurveda

Pancha Maha Bhuta

 

Ancient Indian philosophy is of opinion that all materials, living or non-living are made of five fundamental elements called Panchamahabhutas, representing five fundamental categories of matter. These are:

 

Akasha (ether)

Vayu (air)

Teja (fire/energy

Jala (water)

Prithvi (earth)

 

All material on this earth contains Panchamahabhutas in different proportion. In the chart below you will find the basic information regarding these elements.

 

The properties and functions of the Basic Elements (Mahabhutas) 

 

 

Akasha (Ether)

Vayu (Air)

Teja (fire)

Jala (Water)

Prithvi (Earth)

Properties

Light, Minute, Clear, Soft & Inactive

Light, Rough, Minute & Clear

Light, Rough, Minute, Clear & Sharp

Heavy, Fluid, Slimy, Soft & inactive

Heavy, Rough, Firm, Hard & inactive

Relation with senses/sense organs

Sound

(Ear)

        

Touch

(Skin)

Vision

(Eye)

Taste

(Tongue)

Smell

(Nose)

Relation with Body

Body Cavities & passages

Body Cavities, all movements & pulsation in the body

Whole body is concerned

Body fluids

Body organs

Taste responsible

Not any

Predominantly, astringent, slightly bitter

Predominantly, pungent, slightly sour & salty

Predominantly sweet, slightly, astringent, salty & sour

Predom-inantly sweet, slightly astringent

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