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Effect of mantras on human beings and plants

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The classic texts of Indian origin record the influence of Mantras on plants and animals. Ayurveda also recognises the importance of this realm of medicine. The author during his various experiments on plants found that these from the stage of seedling to the maturity are effected by certain types of sound waves, especially the Mantras. This study reveals that the plants have shown a positive response to this type of particular sound waves regarding the growth. their efficacy in curing the diseases etc.
... This lays the foundation to study the importance of the mantra in Yagya. The Gayatri mantra effect was shown to play role in human mental capacity (Pathade and Abhang, 2014) as well as plant health (Karnick, 1983). The Yagya performed with chanting of the Gayatri mantra has shown to reduce particulate matter and electromagnetic radiations and also increased the antimicrobial activity against human pathogens present in the air, the environment including contaminated water (Singh et al., 2021; https:// www. ...
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... Mantra chanting activates the static electrical points and cause certain ionic discharges affecting nerve centers of the human brain. Thus, it is well known that sound waves (mantras) plays an important part in effecting the human system as well as plants [41] . It is reported that Yagya with chanting Gayatri mantra reduces particulate matter and electromagnetic radiations and also increases the antimicrobial activity against human pathogens in the surrounding environment where it is carried-out [42] . ...
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... The super natural impact of gayatri mantra is in the physical life due to some specific syllables of mantra. [3] The mantra as a whole stimulates the subliminal power centers in the subtle body. Repeated pressures on tongue, lips, vocal cords, palate and connecting region in the brain generated by continuous recitation of the 24 syllables of GM creates a resonance in the nerve and nadis in the body. ...
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... Their studies showed that Gayatri mantra has a remarkable influence on the growth of medicinal plant and efficiency of curing disease in certain plants [16] . These mantras have also shown a overwhelming effect on seed germination and growth on rice plant [17] . Fujian provinces East China have stated that Buddhist chant playing in the paddy field has helped to increase rice production by 15% and also yield larger grains, while the paddies with no music suffered from pests [18] . ...
... As previously mantra's effect, especially Gayatri Mantra's effect, were shown to play role on human mental capacity (9). In addition, positive effect of mantras on the plant species had also been studied (10). ...
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... Although, reports of research on effect of Pirith on plant growth are limited ,in India, mantras in Hindu veda, such as Gayathri mantra and Agnihotra have been used to test their effect on plant growth performances. These studies have shown that Gayathri Mantra has a remarkable influence on the growth of medicinal plants and an efficacy of curing diseases in certain plants ( Karnick, 1983). These Mantras have also shown an overwhelming effect on seed germination and growth on rice plants ( Devi et al. 2004). ...
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