Importance of water in Jyestha Month

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Jyestha and Ashadh are two months of Grishma Ritu (summer). In the month of Jyestha, days are the longest in the year and the nights are the shortest. It is a known saying that more the heat in the month of Jyestha, more will be the rains in the month of Shravan (sawan).

The month of Jyestha is worshipped as month of worshipping water. It is a month for conserving water, maintaining water hygiene as well as donating water as charity to those who have scarcity of water. People who have servants at home or establishments with fourth class employees should see to it that their employees maintain personal, food and water hygiene. During scarcity of water, people may not wash their hands after going to toilets, take baths for days, wash their clothes for days or wash their utensils regularly. The end result is – a person may suffer from diarrhea, typhoid and jaundice. Heat disorders are also likely to occur in this season which may manifest as heat cramps, heat exertion or heat stroke.

Dr KK Aggarwal
Editor in Chief