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| Published: June 25, 2020

Mythological series positive effect on life style adjustment during Covid-19 lockdown

Akta Tripathi

Assistant professor MJRP university, Jaipur, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Soumya Pandey

Psychologist, King George’s Medical University Lucknow, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Pranav Tiwari

Assistant professor DSVV University, Haridwar, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.060/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.060

ABSTRACT

As the lockdown period started since March 2020, which was obviously a new thing for citizens. Everyone was thinking about it in its own way. It became necessity to divert people from overthink about lockdown and being depressed. To divert people from all negativity and anxiety occurred due to pandemic an effective tool was used, which was religion. India is a religious country which celebrate festival for enlightens, prosperity and happiness. Due to lockdown, when everything comes to stand still, their traditional festivities people lost a potentially effective cure for depression, Robert Burton(2012:482) suggest let them use hunting sports ,marry companya cup of good drink now and then ’A century later, even Adom smith was advocating festivities as means of relieving melancholy to quote Robert w. malcomson (1973:71) the state by giving liberty divert the people by painting , music easily dissipate melancholy. The march 5th, 2020 and April 9th, 2020 were two dates when Indians showed their support in collective towards corona warriors by clapping or “Thali beating” and candle burning respectively. Which brought the importance of collective effort and thankfulness Collective efforts create positive vibration. The Ramayana mythological series play important role during lockdown period. there is an incident in Ramayana when sita crossed the Lakshman Rekha and put her self-trouble in similar way people who will crossed their Lakshman Rekha  which the main door of their house put them self in trouble so Ramayana teaches us that importance SOP (standard operating procedure) these events which have been organized in the last few days with motive of appreciating and recognizing the efforts of health and security personals, could have been successful in influencing the mass on basis of culture and religious belief system , to consider the lockdown period with positive perspective  toward the welfare of society and may have played a significant role in life style adjustment.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.060/20200802

10.25215/0802.060

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 2, April- June, 2020