The coloured Ganapati idol created by Sanatan Sanstha
based on spiritual science proved to be spiritually more
beneficial to the devotee than the Ganapati Idols made
from paper mache or the ordinary Ganesh Idols made from clay
Scientific experiment performed by
Maharshi Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay using P.I.P. technology
Shri Ganesh is the Deity worshipped by all sects and glorified by many Saints. Ritualistic worship of Ganesh exists in every sect. He is worshipped daily by several. If only sattvik idol of Shri Ganesh is used for the worship, then the devotee benefits from the Ganesh Principle to a great extent. Self-materialised idols, those installed by Saints and those created based on spiritual principles have greater ability to attract and emit principle of a Deity, which means these Idols are sattvik. P.I.P. (Polycontrast Interference Photography) technology was used to study the effects of idols made from paper mache, ordinary idols made from clay and the coloured Ganapati idol created by Sanatan Sanstha based on spiritual principles, on the surrounding environment. This technology can be used to study auras of the objects and individuals. The experiment was done at the Sanatan ashram in Ramnathi, Goa on 2.8.2008. The nature of experiment, observations and their inferences are given further.
1. Nature of the experiment
In this experiment, picture of the environment using P.I.P. technology was taken before placing Shri Ganesh idol on the table. This was the baseline observation. Then the paper mache idol, ordinary clay idol and the coloured idol created by Sanatan based on spiritual principles were placed on the table one by one and observations were recorded. After a comparative study of these pictures we were able to understand the effects of the vibrations emitted by each one of them, on the environment.
2. Information on parameters of experiment
2A. A paper mache Ganapati idol
2B. An ordinary clay idol of Ganapati
This is an ordinary idol of Ganapati, made from clay, as available in the market.
2C. The coloured Ganapati idol created by Sanatan Sanstha based on spiritual principles
This idol has been created by seeker sculptors with wholehearted devotion, under the guidance of Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Jayant Athavale.
3. Introduction to P.I.P. technology
3A. Objectives of studying the characteristics of the elements participating in the experiment at spiritual level using scientific instruments or technology
How many positive vibrations (%) exist in a component (object, premises, animal and individual), is it sattvik or not, is it spiritually beneficial or not; to explain all this it is necessary to understand the subtle. Since Saints at a high spiritual level understand the subtle, They are able to determine the vibrations in every component accurately. Devotees and seekers consider what is told by Saints as the truth and believe in it. However rationalists do not believe what Saints say, and they require actual evidence. They believe only if everything is proven scientifically through testing, that is using instruments.
3B. P.I.P. technology providing the facility to see positive and negative vibrations in different colours
With the help of this technology one can see the coloured aura of an object which not ordinarily visible to our eyes. P.I.P., a computerised programme, can be linked to a video camera and used to observe the energy fields of objects, premises or individuals, in various colours. This also has the facility to observe positive and negative vibrations through the medium of colours.
4. Precautions to be taken during the experiment
A. A special room was used for taking photographs during P.I.P. testing to prevent effect of the paint on the walls, ceiling etc. on the aura of components used in the experiment. The walls and ceiling of the testing room were painted white.
B. The lighting in the room was kept uniform throughout the experiment and the room was kept closed to prevent effects of the air, lighting, heat etc. on the experiment being performed in the room.
5. Important points useful to understand P.I.P. pictures and inferences of the experiment
Matter pertaining to colours representing negative vibrations in the P.I.P. pictures is given in dark purple while matter pertaining to colours representing positive vibrations is in blue colour.
5A. Baseline observations (base level aura of the environment)
When the effect of an object to the surrounding environment is to be studied (e.g. effect of the Idol of Shri Ganesh as in this experiment) P.I.P photograph of the object is taken. However since there are frequent changes in the environment, baseline observation (P.I.P. picture) is first recorded prior to performing the experiment on the object (e.g. aura of the environment prior to placing Idol of Shri Ganesh on the table in this experiment). This is called as baseline observation. Later by comparing the P.I.P. photograph of the object with that of the baseline reading, the effect of the object on the environment is understood.
5B. Principle behind an increase or decrease in colours in auras of objects in comparison with the baseline observation
There is an increase or decrease in colours of auras before and after placing the object for experiment (in this case an idol of Shri Ganesh) in comparison with the baseline observation. This increase or decrease is in proportion with vibrations emitted by those objects in relation with the colours. For example after placing the object for experiment, if there is an increase in the emission vibrations of Chaitanya vibrations to a large extent, then the yellow colour in the aura increases. If vibrations related to Chaitanya are not emitted or are emitted comparatively in lesser amounts then the yellow colour in the aura decreases. (Read the tables taking point ‘6A. Observation 1’ and ‘6B. Observation 2’ into consideration.)
5C. Information on colours in the auras
The colours of the auras of the object (or individual) visible through P.I.P. photograph depict the specific vibrations in its energy field. Based on information in the manual created by the P.I.P. computerised software programme and based on the experience of the hundreds of experiments done by ‘Maharshi Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay’, what each colour depicts is determined. It is given in point ‘6A. Observation 1’ table in the second column.
5D. Negative vibrations
In P.I.P. pictures, grey, pink, orange and saffron represent the decreasing order of vibrations of distress at spiritual level. All these spiritually distressing vibrations (colours) together comprise of ‘negative vibrations’.
5E. Positive vibrations
In P.I.P. pictures, pale pink, parrot green, bluish white, yellow, dark green, green, blue and purple represent the decreasing order of beneficial vibrations at spiritual level. All these spiritual vibrations (colours) together comprise of ‘positive vibrations’.
5F. Being able to see superior positive vibrations instead of ordinary ones in P.I.P. photograph is beneficial
If in P.I.P. photographs colours depicting superior positivity such as parrot green or bluish white are seen then at times the colours depicting ordinary levels of positivity such as yellow, dark green or green decreases or these colours disappear totally. This is considered as a positive change because at that time the place of average positive vibrations is taken by positive vibrations of superior quality.
5G. Characteristics of the colours from the P.I.P. pictures are not linked with the spiritual features of those colours
Inventors of the P.I.P. computerised software programme have selected saffron and orange for negative vibrations. There is absolutely no connection between this and the spiritual significance of that colour (for example in spirituality, saffron colour signifies sacrifice and detachment but in P.I.P. technology it signifies negative vibrations).
5H. When comparing the P.I.P. photographs, the colours of the Ganesh idol and table kept for the experiment are not taken into consideration
This being an experiment of the aura in the environment, when comparing pictures 2, 3 and 4 with the baseline aura (picture 1), the colours of the Ganesh idol and table used in the testing are not considered.
6A. Observation 1 – Colours of auras seen in P.I.P. pictures,what they indicate and an increase or decrease in their extent
|Colours of the aura||What do the colours of the aura indicate||Baseline observation (before placing the Ganesh idol)
(For details refer point ‘2A’)
|A Ganesh idol made from paper mache (for clarification of observations in this column refer point ‘4B’)||A coloured idol created by Sanatan based on spiritual principles (for clarification of observations in this column refer point ‘4C’)|
|1. Colours depicting negative vibrations|
|1A. Saffron||Negativity in environment||Predominantly seen below yellow colour||Not visible||Not visible|
|1B. Orange||Emotional stress||Seen below dark green colour||Increased to a great extent||Increased to a great extent (Note 1)|
|1C. Pink||Raja component predominance||Not visible||Visible to a great extent||Not visible|
|2.Colours depicting positive vibrations|
|2A. Parrot green||Capable of spiritual healing at subtle level (Note 2)||Not visible||Not visible||Visible to a small extent|
|2B. Yellow||Divine Consciousness or knowledge||Predominantly visible in the centre||Not visible||Not visible (Note 3)|
|2C. Dark green||Capable of spiritual healing at gross level (Note 4)||Visible below saffron colour||Not visible||Increased to a small extent|
|2D. Green||Positivity||Visible below orange colour||Increased to a great extent||Increased to a great extent|
|2E. Blue||Sattvikta or peace||Visible below green colour||Not visible||Increased to a great extent|
|2F. Purple||Superior level vibrations in the form of Shakti (Energy)||Not visible||Visible to a small extent||Not visible|
Read the table considering that comparison of ‘the auras of the paper mache Ganesh idol, ordinary clay Ganesh idol and the coloured Ganesh idol created by Sanatan based on spiritual principles’ is given.
Note 1 – Due to the vibrations emitted by this idol, the emotional stress in the environment increased (this could be an effect of commercial colours from the market used in the idol); Points 2A, 2C and 2D from the above table depict a complete destruction of negativity, an increase in positive vibrations capable of spiritual healing at the gross level, a marked increase in positivity and sattvikta.
Note 2 – Ability to reduce or destroy negative vibrations of the component at the internal and external levels and to increase positive vibrations.
Note 3 – Parrot green vibrations with the ability to heal spiritually at the subtle level seen in this idol is clear from point ‘1A’ of this table. For additional details on this refer point ‘5F’.
Note 4 – Ability to reduce or destroy negative vibrations of the component at the external level and to increase positive vibrations.
6B. Observation 2 – Proportion (%) of vibrations (colours) in P.I.P. pictures
|Colours of auras in P.I.P. pictures||Amount of colour (%)|
|Baseline reading (before placing the Ganesh idol)||Ganesh idol made from paper mache||Coloured Ganesh idol created by Sanatan based on spiritual principles|
|1. Colours depicting negative vibrations (for details refer point ‘2B’)|
|Total amount of negative vibrations||34||61||16|
|2. Colours depicting positive vibrations (for clarification on this refer point ‘2C’)|
|2A. Parrot green||–||–||9|
|2C. Dark green||30||–||32|
|Total amount of positive vibrations||66||23||84|
|3. Colours showing two different vibrations simultaneously|
|3A. Bluish grey colour created by fusion of purple and green (Note 1)||–||16||–|
|4. Total amount of negative and positive vibrations||34+66=100||61+23+16=100||16+84=100|
Note : In order to identify the proportions of various colours seen in the photographs, multiple square sections were created on the P.I.P. photographs similar to a report generated on the paper using a computer program. Thereafter, total number of squares and in comparison to that the number of squares occupied by each colours in the aura were counted. Percentages of each colour in the aura were derived based on the number of squares counted.
Note 1 – As no information is available from inventors of the P.I.P. computerised software programme on fusion of colours of vibrations, we have considered them as neutral.
7. Analysis of observations and inferences
7A. Baseline observation – Due to the sattvik environment in the Sanatan ashram positive vibrations seen in greater quantities
In Kaliyug in an average premises the emission of negative vibrations is more than positive ones. Since this experiment was done in the ‘Sanatan ashram’, an extremely sattvik place, recorded baseline observation (before placing the Ganesh idol for the experiment on the table) indicated that the amount of positive vibrations are more than negative ones in the aura.
7B. Due to the Ganesh idol made from mache of paper, the proportion of negative vibrations in the environment increases markedly in comparison with the baseline vibrations
After placing the paper mache idol on the table, in comparison with baseline observations, the saffron colour depicting negative vibrations in the environment was not visible but the extent of orange colour grew five-fold and pink colour too was visible to a great extent. As against this, of the colours depicting positivity in the environment, yellow, dark green and blue were not visible. Green colour had grown markedly and purple became visible to a small extent. Bluish grey colour created by blending of purple and green colours became visible to a small extent. In comparison with the 34% negative vibrations from the baseline observation, this idol was emitting 61% negative vibrations. Spiritual analysis of this is given in point ‘8’.
7C. Positive vibrations in the environment growing to a very small extent due to an ordinary Ganesh idol made from clay
After placing the ordinary Ganesh idol made from clay on the table, in comparison with baseline observations, saffron colour depicting negative vibrations in the environment was not visible but orange grew four-fold. As against this, the yellow colour depicting positivity in the environment was not visible, gaudy green had decreased markedly and green and blue colours had increased markedly. Parrot green colour with the ability for spiritual healing at a subtle level was visible to a small extent. In comparison with the 66% positive vibrations in the baseline observation, this idol was emitting 68% positive vibrations. Spiritual analysis of this is given in point ‘8’.
7D. Positive vibrations in the environment growing markedly due to coloured Ganesh idol created by Sanatan based on spiritual principles
After placing the coloured Ganesh idol created by Sanatan on the table, in comparison with baseline observations, saffron colour depicting negative vibrations in the environment was not visible but the orange colour grew two-fold. As against this, of the colours depicting positivity in the environment, the yellow colour was not visible, dark green had increased to a small extent and green and blue colours had increased markedly. Parrot green with the ability of spiritual healing at a subtle level was visible to a small extent. In comparison with the 66% positive vibrations recorded in the baseline observation, this idol was emitting 84% positive vibrations. Spiritual analysis of this is given in point ‘8’.
8. Spiritual analysis of the observations from the experiment
8A. Ganesh idol made from the paper mache
This idol has been made from non-sattvik and unscientific substances. This is an example of the negative effects of not creating the idol on the basis of spiritual principles. This will give an idea of how many negative vibrations are emitted into the environment from idols made from plastic bottles and such other non-sattvik materials, or from idols in denigrating form of Deities. Thus such idols will prove harmful to worshippers.
8B. Ordinary Ganesh idol made from clay
This idol is sculpted from clay. As its shape matches that of general form of Ganapati, in comparison with the baseline observation the vibrations emitted from it are more positive.
8C. Coloured Ganesh idol created by Sanatan
Since this idol is sculpted following the science of idols as prescribed by Sages, positive vibrations are emitted from it in great quantities because of which it proves more spiritually beneficial to the worshipper. Worshipping such an idol proves beneficial to the devotee.
9. Spiritual reasons for presence of Shri Ganapati Principle
in idols of Shri Ganapati created by Sanatan in large proportion
9A. Resolve of Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale and guidance received from Him
Due to their high spiritual level, Saints possess the energy of resolve. If the thought ‘May this happen’ appears in the mind of a Saint, then that occurs. A thought occurring in the mind of Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale that ‘Sattvik idols should be made available to the society’ is in fact a resolve. As a result, artist seekers having the required skills for making idols of Deities came forward and under the guidance of Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale, they created idols undertaking lot of efforts and a deep study at subtle level.
9B. The idol of Shri Ganapati created by Sanatan is in accordance with the form of Shri Ganapati described in the Scriptures and the guidance obtained from Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale as per the prevailing time
According to the Principle in Spirituality, ‘word, touch, form, taste, odour and the associated energy coexist’. Hence along with the form of a Deity its energy also coexists. The description of the form of every Deity has been detailed in the Scriptures by our farsighted Sages. Hence the Principle of a Deity present in the idol sculpted as per Scriptures is more than in one created by the sculptor with his own imagination. The Scriptures have reference to numerous Names of a Deity and each Name has an associated form. In such circumstances, only an authority in Spirituality (i.e. Saints) can only provide guidance on which form of a Deity should a devotee worship as per the current times for deriving spiritual benefit. The Ganesh idol created by Sanatan is as per description of Ganapati from the Scriptures and based on guidance received from Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale as per the prevailing time.
9C. Seeker artists creating the idol of Shri Ganapati with the spiritual emotion of ‘using art for attaining God-realisation’ and not because of getting inspired by its commercial benefits
All forms of art – painting, music, dance etc have originated from God. Therefore the ultimate aim of all forms of art is to eventually experience bliss (highest form of everlasting happiness). In short, seeker artists are reminded time and again by guidance from Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale that art is for God-realisation and not just for excelling in it. There was no other commercial motive behind their creating this idol of Shri Ganapati.
9D. Seeker artists possessing the ability to perceive subtle vibrations
Subtle means one that is beyond the five gross sense organs, mind and intellect. To comprehend if the principle of the Deity is getting attracted to the idol when creating an idol of Shri Ganapati, the sculptors need the ability to perceive subtle vibrations. This potential grows with appropriate spiritual practice. Since seeker artists possess this potential, under the guidance of Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale they were able to sculpt Ganesh idols with increasing levels of Ganesh Principle in them.
10. Through His unparalleled research work Sage-like Paratpar Guru (Dr.)
Athavale making spiritually beneficial pictures, idols, Holy texts etc. available to the society
Sages who are authors of all ancient sciences like yogic science, drama, grammar, astrology, idol making etc., were indeed researchers. They created several sciences for the progress of the mankind. Obtaining the highest form of knowledge, They have already revealed the ultimate truth to the human beings in each and every subject. The mission performed by Them is indeed unparalleled. Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale is carrying forward the tradition of our ancient Sages by undertaking the great mission in spirituality. By May 2017 He has published 301 Holy texts on various topics in Spirituality. Bank of knowledge which would be sufficient to publish 3699 additional Holy texts is still in His collection. Under His guidance, seeker artists have created pictures and idols of Deities possessing high proportion of Deity Principle. The ‘Maharshi Adhyatma Vidyalay’ a university which will impart 14 vidyas and 64 kalas in spiritual terminology is taking shape under His guidance.
11. Environmental pollution caused by Ganesh idols made from paper mache
11A. 10 kilograms of paper mache resulting in contamination of 1000 litres of water and traces of poisonous metals found in the contaminated water
Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai performed a research using four paper mache idols. They created a report that ‘10 kilograms of paper mache idols contaminates 1000 litres of water and traces of poisonous metals such as Zinc, Chromium, Cadmium, Titanium oxide are found in it.’
11B. Experiments have proved that oxygen levels in the water in which paper mache has been dissolved, is reduced to zero
A senior environmentalist from the ‘Environmental Protection Research Foundation’ of Sangli, Dr. Subbarao performed the experiment of immersing plain paper in distilled water. His experiment proved that the oxygen level in that water with disintegrated paper is nil, which is obviously extremely dangerous.
11C. Release of paper mache into water is dangerous for fish
One study revealed that when paper mache is released into water it disintegrates into small particles. Fish breathe with their gills into which these particles can get stuck affecting their respiration.
11D. Ink used in printing newspapers or other paper may not always be environment-friendly. It is often toxic.
Inferences of experiments conducted using U.T.S. (Universal Thermo Scanner) to study the effects of a paper mache Ganesh idol, ordinary clay Ganesh idol and coloured Ganesh idol created by Sanatan based on spiritual principles on the environment, similar to P.I.P. inferences
Experiment was conducted on 1.8.2017 by ‘Maharshi Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay’ to study the effects of a paper mache Ganesh idol, ordinary clay Ganesh idol and coloured Ganesh idol created by Sanatan based on spiritual principles, on the environment, using U.T.S. These observations have been tabulated below.
|Observation||A paper mache Ganesh idol||A coloured Ganesh idol created by Sanatan based on spiritual principles|
|1. Negative energy|
|1A. Infrared rays||Present||Absent|
|1B. Ultraviolet rays||Present||Absent|
|2. Positive energy||Absent||Present to a great extent|
|3 . Aura (metres)||0.89||2.35|
‘The above observations prove that the paper mache Ganesh idol used in ritualistic worship is not only spiritually detrimental, in fact its use is harmful. The ordinary clay Ganesh idol available in the market gives very little spiritual benefit and the coloured Ganesh idol created by Sanatan based on spiritual principles is spiritually extremely beneficial’.
‘That the paper mache Ganesh idol is not only spiritually detrimental, its use also is harmful, has been proven by P.I.P. and U.T.S. experiments. Research also proves that such idols are deleterious to the environment. O devotees of Shri Ganesh, taking into consideration above inferences, never use paper mache Ganesh idols or those created using non-sattvik material or idols in spiritually inappropriate forms and shapes. If possible, worship an idol created on spiritual principles and derive benefit from it. If such an idol is not available, then use a traditionally made clay idol for worship.
– Dr. (Mrs.) Nandini Samant, Maharshi Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay, Goa (5.8.2017)
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