Scientific experiment to study the effect of rangoli patterns after smearing the floor with cow dung

        Rangoli is one of the 64 art-forms. This art-form has reached every household. Rangoli is drawn during festivals, celebrations, in temples and in houses. It is drawn to demonstrate beauty and personification of sanctity. Wherever sattvik rangoli is drawn, a sacred environment is created automatically.


        It is a tradition among Hindus to smear the floor with cow dung and then draw rangoli. A test was conducted using UTS (Universal Thermo Scanner) for a comparative scientific study of rangoli patterns after smearing the floor with cow dung. Observations during this scientific test and the interpretation are given ahead.

1. Purpose of scientific tests

        To understand the extent of positive vibrations in an object (object, premises, animal and individual), whether the aspect is sattvik or not and whether it is beneficial spiritually. It is necessary to have the ability to understand the subtle dimension. Saints have this ability and hence, can correctly identify the subtle vibrations in every object. Devotees and seekers have faith in every word of a Saint; they consider it to be the final testimony. However, rationalists have no faith in words, they ask for proof. Only when any aspect is proved through scientific analysis, meaning, proved using a gadget, they believe in it.

2. Nature of the tests

        A comparative study of the readings taken before smearing the floor with cow dung, after smearing and upon drawing rangoli on the smeared floor was done.

3. Information on the constituents of the scientific tests

3A. Open space : This open space is in front of Mr. Atmaram Joshi’s house. His family has been performing spiritual practice for many years now.

3B. Smearing the floor with cow dung : The floor has been smeared with cow dung of a Bharatiya breed cow as mentioned in the scriptures. Bharatiya breed cow’s dung, which is a constituent of Panchagavya (A mixture of cow’s milk, curds, ghee, cow’s urine and cow dung) is Sattva-predominant. The open space has been smeared with cow dung by a lady-seeker and she has done this seva with a lot of bhav (Spiritual emotion). As per the scriptures, greater the bhav during seva, greater is the spiritual benefit.

3C. Sattvik (Sanatan-made) rangoli : Principle of Shri Saraswatidevi is attracted more to this rangoli pattern. This design has been made by an artist-seeker of Sanatan under the guidance of Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale (Some sattvik rangoli patterns are given in Sanatan’s booklet – ‘Sattvik Rangolis’.)

4. Measuring the aura with UTS

4A. About UTS. : This instrument is also known as an aura scanner. By using this, the energy and the aura of an object can be measured. This was developed in 2003 by Dr. Mannem Murthy, a former nuclear scientist. He says that the UTS can be used for identifying any obstacles in a premises and in medical science, animal husbandry, Vedic science etc.

4B. Various constituents of the tests to be performed with the instrument and interpretations

4B 1. Negative energy : This energy is harmful. It is basically of two types :

 A. Infrared : Under this, infrared energy emitted by an object is measured.

 B. Ultraviolet : Under this, the ultraviolet energy emitted by an object is measured.

4B 2. Positive energy : This is a helpful energy and to measure this energy, a sample of +ve energy is placed in the scanner.

4B 3. Measuring the aura of an object using UTS scanner : To measure the aura of an object, a sample that has maximum vibrations of the object is taken; for example, when the aura around an individual is to be measured, the individual’s saliva or a photo; for an inanimate object, a picture; for a plant its leaf; for an animal, its hair; for a premises, its mud or dust; in case of a Deity’s Idol, the sandalwood paste, shendur etc. applied to the Deity.

4C. Method of taking readings using UTS : First an object emitting infrared rays is placed in the UTS. Then, the individual conducting the experiment holds the scanner in a specific manner and stands about one feet away from the object under test. At this time, the angle between the two arms of the scanner shows the extent of infrared energy in the object. For example, if the arms of the scanner form a 1800 angle, it means that the object is completely filled with infrared energy, and if the arms do not open at all (meaning the angle is 00), it means that there is no infrared energy at all in it. If the arms open at 1800, move away from the object and note the distance to which this angle remains steady. This distance is the extent of the object’s aura. If the arms of the scanner open at an angle less than 1800, it implies that there is no infrared aura around the object. Similarly, the aura of ultraviolet energy, positive energy and specific vibrations in the object are measured.

5. Precautions taken for consistency in the readings

A. The individual handling the instrument was not suffering from any spiritual distress (meaning, he had no negative vibrations).

B. For the colour of the clothes not to affect the tests being conducted, the individual handling the instrument wore white clothes.

C. The readings were taken by two seekers at the same spot. For the vibrations of the first seeker not to affect the readings taken by the second seeker, the second reading was taken after 51 minutes.

6. Observations made using the UTS,

their analysis and conclusions (See table below)

Note : The aura of an object can be measured only if the scanner opens 1800. The scanner opening at an angle less than 1800 means the object has no aura.

6A. Analysis of observations on negative energy in the table

Not finding negative energy : Negative energy can be found in tests conducted on an object or individual; however, since Mr. Atmaram Joshi and his family perform spiritual practice, no negative energy was found in the open space in front of his house.

6B. Analysis of observations made after smearing the open space with cow dung

        Creation of positive energy upon smearing the open space with cow dung and the extent of positive energy increasing substantially : There was no positive energy before smearing the open space with cow dung; however, after smearing the floor, positive energy was present greatly and its aura extended upto 4.11 meters. After drawing a sattvik rangoli, the aura increased to 5.43 meters, showing a net increase of 1.16 meters (28%).

6C. Analysis of observations about the aura noted in the table –


        The aura of open space smeared with cow dung was much more than what it was before being smeared, and it increased a lot after drawing sattvik rangoli : The aura of open space before being smeared with cow dung was 2.14 meters. After smearing it with cow dung, it became 5.27 meters (a rise of 3.13 meters or 146%), and after drawing sattvik rangolis it increased by a further 2.27 meters (43%) and became 7.54 meters.

        Cow dung is sattvik and hence, after smearing the open space with it, the sattvikta of the open space increased a lot. Further, after drawing sattvik rangolis, the sattvikta increased. Increased sattvikta helps the people smearing & drawing it and those present there.

        Thus, these scientific tests prove that simple acts such as smearing the floor with cow dung, drawing rangolis help the people at the spiritual level.

– Dr. Arti Tiwari (Maharshi Adhyatma Vishwavidyala, Goa, 5.9.2016)
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