What is Panchakaya:
This is a solution that has five products from cow’s milk, curds, ghee, dung and urine. This solution helps increase the population of beneficial microorganisms and acts as a good catalyst for plant growth.
- 5 kg cow dung
- 3 liters urine
- 2 liters fermented curds
- 2 liters milk
- 500ml ghee
- 1 kg jaggery
- 1kg arasu fruit (or other fruit)
- 3 liters tender coconut, 10-12 Panchakavya or other varieties of banana (or similar quantity of other fruit)
- 3 to 5 liters of water.
- Mix dung, Jaggery, and ghee that has been melted and cooled.
- It is best to tie the fruit in a nylon mesh and leave it immersed in the solution.
- This obviates the need for filtering later.
- Also, the contents of the nylon bag could be reused a few times in subsequent solutions.
- And there is no need to mash the fruit when we use this technique.
- Knead it well.
- Cover this mixture with moist cloth for four days.
- Knead it once daily.
- On the fifth day add the remaining ingredients to this and let it ferment for fifteen days.
- (Add sufficient quantity of cattle urine and water).
- In twenty days you will find nice-smelling Panchakavya.
- Mix one liter of this with 35-50 liters water (2-3% solution) and spray.
- Or, mix 5-10 liters per acre with irrigation water.
- It provides all kinds of micronutrients, enhances plant growth repels insects and helps increase disease resistance in plants.
- Panchakavya given in temples is not fermented.
- Also, it only has the five ingredients from the cow.