The second step is the preparation and use of Amrutpani or Nectar water. We all know that Amrut is the heavenly drink which refreshes the gods and has the power to resurrect the dead. In the same manner my Amrutpani invigorates the living soil and converts a dead soil into a living one. I may add here that while following the above mantra to prepare Amrutpani, I have used the knowledge gained through my experiments and have followed some rules of our Ayurvedic system of medicine.
Preparation of Amrutpani (Nectar Water)
200 litres of Amrutpani is needed for one acre of farm land which is prepared as under:
- Quarter kilo ghee (clarified butter ) from a desi (indigenous breed) cow
- Half kilo of honey
- 10 kilo of fresh dung from a desi cow
- 200 litres of water
Thoroughly mix quarter kilo of ghee into 10 kilos of cowdung. Blend half kilo of honey into this mixture and add 200 litres of water stirring all the time. The mixture thus obtained is Amrutpani.
How to use Amrutpani (Nectar Water)?
Sugarcane, turmeric, ginger etc. should be planted after dipping into Amrutpani. In the case of crops where the seedlings are transplanted, dip the roots into Amrutpani before planting.
While watering sugarcane and other crops with canal or well water, mix Amrutpani in the main watering channel stirring all the time.
For rain fed or monsoon crops the seeds need dressing as explained in the next section. Here when the soil is damp it should be drenched with Amrutpani. The drenching should be between the rows and not directly on the plantings.
While planting seedlings of crops such as chili, tobacco or fruit trees, the small amount of water which is needed to wet the area around the plants should be Amrutpani. Excess of Amrutpani is always beneficial and will not harm the young plants.
A word of caution. We know that a chemical experiment in a laboratory has to be carried out using a predetermined sequence with accurate weights of the components. Similarly, the procedure of preparation of Amrutpani mentioned above and its use (mentioned earlier and later) has to be followed with strict discipline.
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