Tanmatras 5 Senses

July 26, 2018
tanmatras.png

Tanmatra (tan = that; matra = only) in sanskrit means “only that”. It is the basic, fundamental property of human beings – the five senses that corresponds directly to the five mahabhutas. The tanmatras are hearing, touch, taste, smell and sight.

In the case of all corporeal existences, the tanmatra is the basic building blocks.

ElementUnicellular organismMulti-cellular Organism(Human)
SpaceSpace occupied by the cell / the pores or channels through which nutrients or wastes travelSpaces within body (Nose, mouth, abdomen)
AirGaseous exchange taking placeImpulses/movement and gases
FireMetabolic processFunctioning of enzymes (metabolism, digestion, Intelligence)
WaterCytoplasm or liquid in the cell membraneAll body fluids
EarthStructure of cellSolid structures in body (bones, teeth, hair)

Also each element has a predominant attribute that indicates our five senses. The five elements act with the five tanmatras with the specific organ to perceive the physical world. Since each mahabhuta is formed from the earlier one, the qualities of the former is present in the later along with its own unique quality.

Thus earth has all the five qualities. Indriyas are the sense organs that allow us to understand the outer world. They are like doors that connect us with the external universe. There are five entrance doors and five exit doors between our inner world and external universe.

  • Jnanendriyas – These are entrance doors that allow us to sense and understand the world.
  • Smelling (Nose) , tasting (tongue), seeing (eyes), touching(skin).
  • Karmendriyas – They are means of expression, the exit doors from the self.
  • Eliminating (anus), reproducing (genitals), moving (feet), grasping (hands), speaking (mouth).

Thus Ayurveda is not just a curative medicine, it connects our self to the cosmos. It defines health as a balance between all the basic elements. With the holistic approach, Ayurveda takes the symptoms and finds recovery that acts upon the whole body thereby finding a permanent solution.


Melbourne Naturopath


Discover a new you





Melbourne Naturopath

Discover a new you




Our Clinics »

Melbourne CBD Clinic: 

Exchange Tower, Suite 807 (Level 8) 530 Little Collins Street Melbourne,
Victoria, Australia 3000

+61 3 9078 2940+61 4 2586 2146

Sunshine Clinic:

16 Fairbairn Road, Sunshine VIC 3020


+61 3 9078 2940+61 4 2586 2146

Taylors Lakes Clinic: 

1 Fastnet Drive Taylors Lakes,
Victoria, Australia 3038


+61 3 9078 2940+61 4 2586 2146






Our Clinics »

Melbourne CBD Clinic: 

Exchange Tower, Suite 807 (Level 8) 530 Little Collins Street Melbourne,
Victoria, Australia 3000

+61 3 9078 2940+61 4 2586 2146

Sunshine Clinic: 

16 Fairbairn Road, Sunshine VIC 3020


+61 3 9078 2940+61 4 2586 2146

Taylors lakes Clinic: 

1 Fastnet Drive Taylors Lakes,
Victoria, Australia 3038


+61 3 9078 2940+61 4 2586 2146






Disclaimer: In any means, we, Ayur clinic team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.

  • Disclaimer
Disclaimer

In any means, we, Ayur clinic team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.


© Ayurclinic Ayurveda Melbourne | All Rights Reserved 2018 – 2020.



© Ayurclinic Ayurveda Melbourne | All Rights Reserved 2018 – 2020.