INFLUENCE OF MANTRA ON ASHWAGANDHA (WITHANIA SOMNIFERA L) WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO MORPHOLOGICAL STRUCTURE -AN EXPERIMENTAL FIELD STUDY
Keywords:Ashwagandha, Aushadhi sukta, Mantra
Background- The medicinal plants are influenced with many factors like sound, light, manure, surrounding atmosphere etc, among such influencing factors, sound is one of the important factors which seem to be get influenced the growth of the plants. In Indian tradition, especially Vedic culture, there are enormous works done and documented on Mantras which are supposed to be the energy base sounds. The whole Aushadhi sukta from Rig Veda (10.97.1-23) is devoted to the praise of the plants and gives it most importance. The experiment was planned to evaluate on such documented knowledge with the mentioned plan of study. Aim-To analyzes the influence of Mantra on growth of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera L). Materials and Methods - Two groups (Experimental and Control) with 36 plants in each for study. The Mantras (Aushadhi sukta) from Rig-Veda (10.97.1-23) were selected and played through the Bluetooth Speaker with lower frequency in morning for 30 minutes up to a period of 6 months for experimental group. The samplings were collected at a particular interval of the period and analyzed for the pre-decided parameters. Result and Discussion-the effect of Mantras from (Aushadhi sukta) had a positive effect on the quality and quantity of the Ashwagandha plants in terms of their height, flowering leaves, flower-buds etc. Conclusion-The Mantras from Aushadhi sukta on Ashwagandha plant showed significant effect in Morphological characters. It may open the benchmark for further strategy of plant cultivation in view of increasing the bulk of needed part of plant and desired chemical entity.
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