Vaikasi is a very important time in regards to Health and Wellbeing of an Individual . It is said that Bhagavan Surya comes to bath in Surya Tirtha in the month of Vaikasi and after bathing in it, adores the Lord Arunachala. The Surya Tirtha (sacred tank of Surya, the Sun) which is situated in the quarter of Kubera (north), is capable of curing all diseases. This is story is one way very symbolic with the scientific position of the Sun in regards to the earth . But to understand it let us first understand the significance of the month – Vaikasi which represents the second month of the Tamil solar calendar. In the Hindu solar calendar, Vaisakha begins in mid-April in Bengal, Nepal and Punjab. In the Hindu lunar calendar, Vaisakha begins with the new moon in April and represents the second month of the lunar year.
Vaisaki comes within 21 days after 20-22nd of March month when the Sun has just crossed the positioning which is known as equinox, where the length of Day and night becomes equal. The equinoxes are the only times when the solar terminator is perpendicular to the Equator. As a result, the Northern and Southern Hemispheres are illuminated equally.
As Sun, is the source of all kinds of energy in Earth these positioning of Sun creates a macro level homoeostasis in Earth’s energy where the conditioning comes into stability and relatively constant in earth, due to Northern and Southern Hemisphere are illuminated equally. All disease are created in the both in macro level body and micro level body, when these homoeostasis is lost. So, these mythical story of Bhagavan Surya coming to bath at Surya Tirtha in Northern direction of Arunachala, at the time of Vaikasi, is a very symbolic story and the capabilities of the Surya Tirtha to create Homeostasis in the body and Heal disease is related to it.
The Surya Yoga and Surya Shakti Kriya which are taught in Sri Joydip Ashram Spiritual education program –Surya Yoga Science Camp and Wellness Program are conducted in large numbers in different centres of Sri Joydip Ashram in these period of time. This is a weekly 10 hrs program in the period of 5 days with each day having 2 hrs of classes, it is similar to bathing in the Surya Tirtha , and aligning one’s external and Internal body into the principles of Solar consciousness and taking into the level of homoeostasis or internal balance that we can get rid of both internal and external diseases.