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Prithvi (earth)

Five Basic Elements

The universe is composed of five basic elements : space (or ether),air, fire, water and earth. In Ayurvedic terminology, these are called aakaash, vaayu, agni, jal and prithvi, respectively. Being a miniature universe, the human body, too, is composed of the same five elements. Each of these five elements serves a specific and important function… Read More »