The truth about craze for North-East corner for Drilling a Borewell
It is a common expectation to get groundwater in the north-east corner of the site or plot for drilling a borewell, as it is believed to be auspicious. By probability, only 25% people will succeed. Others meet losses on account of failures in striking water, which is purely dependent on the availability or otherwise of groundwater there and accuracy of striking the targeted stream. The reason for this belief is rarely known to the public. The “vastu” consultants, water diviners, hydrologists and geologists too are yet to find the satisfactory rationale behind it. The present article addresses this issue, for the benefit of all the concerned and concludes its invalidity in today’s context.
The movement of groundwater is of two types: One, away from hotter rocks (thermal) and two, from higher level to lower (gravitational), i.e. the physical property of water to maintain its level. In the course of its flow, water transfers its vibrations to the surrounding earth-mass, which travel with a dampening speed from the source of vibrations to the surface of the earth. These vibrations are more traceable on earth surface, in varied degree, based on the type of earth-mass through which they travel and fade away in air above the earth after their dominance in a range upto about 4” to 6” above the earth. These are low amplitude infrasonic waves (not audible by human ear) up to a frequency of 20 Hz (cycles/sec).
In the olden days, people used to sleep at home on the ground with or without a pillow, with their head closest to the earth. So, the brain is, normally, within the zone of influence of these mild groundwater-transferred seismic infrasonic vibrations.
Our thoughts, emotions and behavior are based on the synchronized electrical pulses flowing in the brain, generated by the neuron-mass vibrations, with the frequency ranging from 0.5 Hz to 42 Hz( Delta wave to Gamma waves, from deep sleep state to complex thinking, decision making, reacting, etc)). During deep sleep and sleep, these waves are called Delta (0.5Hz to 3 Hz) and Beta (3Hz to 8 Hz). This stage gives healing, regeneration, subconscious activity like intuition, visual imagery, dream, besides rest and relief to the body. Any dominant adverse impact/ undesirable impulse to these brain waves results in mental disorders and their continued effect will lead to chronic diseases of the brain and psychological imbalances in the individual affected.
For most of the time we used to be in bed-rooms, in a 24-hour-cycle of our life, under delta and beta waves. Most people have entrance of their homes to either east or north side of their plot and keep other corners for kitchen and bed-rooms. In order not to have the influence of these groundwater-related seismic waves on their brain waves, people prefer north-east corner for water (borewell or well). These seismic vibrations are present on the entire streamline/s in the plot or site. The present day system of not sleeping on ground and multi-storied constructions protect us from these dominating earth-vibrations, which die away after 6” above the earth, due to sound pollution in atmosphere.
In conclusion, the old belief of north-east corner for drilling borewell as auspicious, has no relevance, with change in the sleeping style (using cot/sofa, i.e. above 6” from earth) and new type of constructions of houses/multi-storied apartments. Moreover, this is not applicable to Agricultural lands/Industrial/Commercial sites/Public places. So, the north-east craze for borewell as auspicious is outdated, without a valid reason and ignorable in borewell-drilling decisions.
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Bhustalimath B M,
Groundwater consultant, Bengaluru.
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