Narak Chaturdashi being one of the five days celebrations is one of the most important days of Diwali. It is believed that on this auspicious day Lord Krishna killed the demon called Narakasur. This day signifies the victory of good over evil.
Begin with the abhyanga snan and wash away all your problems. Abhyanga Snan symbolises the elimination of evil, followed by a purification process.
The early morning bath is of significance because the holy water symbolises the end of the evil powers. Since abhyanga snan is taken before sunrise it is considered as holy as taking bath in the River Ganges.
Traditionally, Ubtan (Coarse Powder) made of a variety of varnya (complexion) herbs is used for bathing. People use this mixture from head to toe not only to cleanse and moisturise their bodies but also to rid themselves of the Pitta Dosha and dead skin cells. It leaves a person feeling rejuvenated, hydrated, relaxed, and refreshed ahead of the auspicious festival of Diwali.
We all know this deep relation between the Diwali festival and UBTAN. Diwali is not completed if you had not applied ubtan and taken bath. What is ubtan? What kind of ubtan we should use? What should be the ingredients of ubtan? Why it is specially asked to use in Diwali? Can we use ubtan on regular basis? And so many questions must be coming in mind when we talk about UBTAN. So in this blog, I will try to answer all of these questions.
What is UBTAN? UBTAN is a powder of 10-12 ingredients. This is used to scrub and wash your body. Which kind of UBTAN we should buy? You should buy UBTAN which has very small granules but not a too fine powder. It has to be freshly made. Don’t buy if it doesn’t have a strong fragrance of its ingredients.
Ayurveda is not merely medical science, but it is the science of life. The aim of Ayurveda is to prevent disease and to maintain health. Acharya Charaka has explained that the strength and lustre of human beings who knows the suitable diet and regimen for every season and practices accordingly are enhanced. But habituated things if to be given up then it is to be done slowly and gradually otherwise it may lead to Asatmyaja roga (allergic disease).