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According to the Vedic seers during seasonal junctions (change of seasons), we experience a change in our metabolism and our resistance power weakens. The equilibrium of Vata, Pitta, Kapha is disturbed and we are likely to become vulnerable to diseases. Kaushitaki BrÈhama‡a (5.1) points out this fact as: bhaishajyayajna va ete yacchaturmaasyaani.tasmaad ritusandhisu prayujyante. ritusandhisu hi vyaadhirjaayate. ‘During seasonal junctions, viruses are born. Therefore, Chaaturmasya yajnas are performed to make the environment clean and virus free’. As per above statement, one should perform daily yajnas to save oneself from the attack of viruses, and take other precautionary measures like observing a Vedic food regimen, cleansing, nourishing and securing body to keep oneself healthy. The period of 15 days between the meetings of two seasons is known as seasonal junction. For the knowledge of our readers, periods illustrating various seasonal junctions are given below. 

Vasanta (Spring) season (19 Feb. - 19 April) is dominated by Kashaya rasa (astringent taste). This period is kapha vulnerable.

Ritu Sandhi (12 Feb. - 26 Feb.) is known as seasonal junction period between Shishira (late Winter) season and Vasanta (Spring season).

Grishma (Summer) season (20 April - 20 June ) is dominated by Katu rasa (bitter taste). Vata accumulates  during this period. 

Ritu Sandhi (Seasonal Junction): 13 April - 27 April is known as seasonal junction period between Vasanta (Spring) and Grishma (Summer) season.

Varsha (Rainy) season (21 June - 22 August) is dominated by Amla rasa (sour taste). This is Vata vulnerable time. Pitta accumulates during this period.

Ritu Sandhi (Seasonal Junction) : 14 June - 28 June is known as seasonal junction period between Grishma (Summer)  season and Rainy season.

Sharad (Autumn) season (23 August - 23 Oct. ) is dominated by tikta  rasa (pungent taste). This is pitta vulnerable time.

Ritu Sandhi (Seasonal Junction) : 16 August - 30 August is known as seasonal junction period between Varsha (Rainy)  season and Sharad (Autumn) season.

 Hemanta (Early Winter) season (22 October - 21 Dec.) is dominated by Madhura rasa (sweet taste). This is vata vulnerable time. Kapha accumulates this this period.

Ritu Sandhi (Seasonal Junction) : 16 October - 30 Oct. is known as seasonal junction period between early Sharad (Autumn)  season and Hemanta (Early Winter)   season.

Shishira (Late Winter)  season (21 Dec.-18 Feb) is dominated by lavana rasa (salty taste). This period is vata vulnerable. Kapha accumulates this this period

Ritu Sandhi (Seasonal Junction) : 14 December - 28 Dec. is known as seasonal junction period between Hemanta (Early Winter) season and Shishira (Late winter) season. 

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Note: Ayurveda prescribes different diet schedule for different seasons as per their vata, pitta and kapha vulnerability keeping in view of the various constitution types of human beings.  

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