This is exactly the rhythm village life was patterned on. The ancients understood that the animal kingdom lives largely by consumption, swinging substantially towards Shri Lakshmi as its inherent nature. The other two Shaktis are present in small quantities in animals, to the extent of replenishing the daily wear and tear of their bodies. For a start, the ancients accumulated Saraswati, the knowledge of the rhythms of the universe, and passed them on from generation to generation by rote and chant. As time progressed stable settlements were formed after the nomadic experience. The village culture was then intricately knit into the two Ushas, the two lights – that of the sun and the moon.
The women of the village lived by both, using the two hemispheres of the brain to give emotional balance to the internal life of the family. They lived by the lunar calendar, using it to coordinate fasts and feasts. The Puran Mashi (full moon), Ganesh Chaturthi (important Ganesh festival held in Mumbai), Karwa Chauth (fast for married women for the well-being of their husbands) and Ekadashi (fasts on the 11th day of the 14-day lunar cycle) are all fixed according to the phases of the moon.