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Biography

Govardhan has completed his Ph.D. at the age of 30 years from IITROORKEE. He is working as Assistant Professor at NIT Raipur. He has published 09 papers in conferences and journals in different fields of civil engineering and has been serving as an editorial board member of STM Journals. He is also working in the field of Vedic Studies.

Abstract

Water is the primary necessity of the human body as drinking water, medicinal water, and etc. ‘The water is the source of joy and for living a healthy life. It is the immediate cause of all organic beings such as vegetations, insects, worms, birds, animals, men etc. Even the mountains, the earth, the atmosphere and heavenly bodies are water concretized.’ Water is the source of all plants and giver of good health. It seems that later developed cultural tradition of pilgrimage on the river-banks is based on the theory of purification from water. The ancient Indians knowing water as a vital element for life were very particular to maintain it pure and free from any kind of pollution. The streams of genuine thoughts unreservedly flown out of Vedic muse prove how sincerely the people depicted therein incorporated all wonders of the nature into their life. Whereas water’s being, however, both a divinity and a daily consumable to Vedic Indians helped them build up stronger trust on and more sensible familiarity with it, its detrimental faces like deluge and drought maintained an unsurpassable gap necessary for being considered mightier than humans (S. Rohana, 2012). The present study briefly describes the role of water in the context of Vedic religion.