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The Twenty Gunas


The Twenty Qualities (Gunas) Pertinent to the Doshas

 

 

Dosha

Vata

Pitta

Kapha

Elements

Air & Space

Fire & Water

Water & Earth

Season

Late Fall/Winter

Summer

Spring

 

 

 

 

Qualities

Light (Laghu)

Sharp (Tikshna)

Heavy (Guru)

 

Cold (Shita)

Hot (Ushna)

Slow/Dull (Manda)

 

Dry (Ruksha)

Slightly Oily (Snigdha)

Oily/Unctuous (Snigdha)

 

Rough (Khara)

 

Smooth/Slimy (Shlakshna)

 

Hard (Kathina)

 

Dense (Sandra)

 

Mobile (Chala)

 

Liquid (Drava)

 

Subtle (Sukshma)

 

Soft (Mridu)

 

Clear (Vishada)

 

Static (Sthira)

 

 

 

Gross (Sthula)

 

 

 

Sticky (Picchila)