Traditional farming, or Vedic farming, adhered to fundamental principles where all five elements of nature played crucial roles in cultivating healthy and nutritious food. The process involved planting seeds in the earth, nurturing them with water and manure, relying on healthy air, and finally, the sun blessing the plants and fields. The diligent efforts of farmers ensured that the food reached our kitchens, providing essential "prakat" or vital energy to our bodies.
One significant aspect of Vedic agriculture in India was the cultivation of crops like wheat, barley, and various edible nuts, which formed the primary food items. Interestingly, the Rigveda, the ancient Indian scripture, did not mention rice cultivation, indicating that the Vedic people were not familiar with it. The hymns in Rig Veda and Atharvaveda emphasized the importance of rains and cattle, showcasing the Vedic people's understanding of the natural world. Additionally, the six seasons were described, each with its unique role and significance. The Vedic people demonstrated knowledge of science, acknowledging the role of light in the photosynthesis process, utilizing sunlight to enhance crop yield in Vedic agriculture.
Nirvana Organic's Vedic farms in Mukteshwar Himalayas benefit from a pristine environment and abundant, unpolluted sunshine. This natural setting contributes significantly to the nutritional value of our food.