Earth Element (Prithvi Tattva) as the name suggests is related to our planet earth. As we know there are some characteristics of our planet, which act as the factors influencing Earth Element in us. The earth being a huge body has its own gravitational and magnetic field along with poles – the North Pole and the South Pole. Also, it is tilted by about 23 ½ degrees at the meridian.
The magnetic and gravitational field of earth influences all the entities on the planet. Earth revolves around the sun in one complete year which causes seasons and it also rotates on its axis from west to east causing day and night. The characteristics of the earth have a direct or indirect influence on living beings as there is a connection between the earth and the living beings on it.
Prithvi Tattva has the uniqueness about it since it is the only element that is linked to all the senses of the human body which are taste, sound, smell, touch, and sight. Being associated with all senses, it has its own strong influence on us.
The balance of Earth Element induces good qualities in us, which are – being practical, firm on decisions, rational approach, and adaptability. While the absence of Earth Element in the desired amount can make the person adamant, pompous, egotistical and stubborn.
Earth Element mainly operates at our sense of smell. The human organs that get influenced the most are knee, throat, and intestine. Other areas include muscles and strong bones, the structure of body organs and fat. The main characteristics of Prithvi Tattva are shabda (sound), sparsha (touch), roop (appearance), rasa (taste) and guna (quality).
Earth Element is also considered to be the core in Vastu Shastra. Earth Element influences it the most. Suppose we wish to purchase a land, various factors demand our focus like shape, symmetry, direction, size, soil and much more nuances are to be considered while purchasing a land.
Furthermore, the correct proportion of Earth Element provides stability to our body and mind. While an absence of correct proportion could make a person dull, detached, and unaware of his surroundings. The extra amount of Earth Element in the body can lead a person overweight. Click and read more about other elements.