Pune's hidden treasure: Here's all that you need to know about the blue mineral 'cavansite'
The process of Unlock has already begun, the city is now trying hard to return to normalcy. However, this time, people are a little more serious about taking precaution, to a level that can be termed as craziness!
These precautions are beyond the length of 6ft social distancing, the sanitising process itself is so unique that only a few have used and they have even felt the cleansing process.
Well, in the age of frauds and scamsters, you may find godmen duping the masses with miracles and prophecies. Several palmists also recommend stones keeping in mind the astronomical situations, and kind of treatment their clients demand.
In fact, Punekars too have been using special stones to defend themself from the unseen villain called COVID-19.
In search of the same, The Bridge Chronicle went to find the existence of one such special stone that is said to protect one from the evil-eye of 'Shani'.
Into the deep jungles and high cliffs of Deccan in Maharashtra lie the biggest basalt deposits of India. These basalt deposits are formed due to the volcanic eruptions, which took place way back in the age of continental drift.
The volcanic activity which took place in the Indian subcontinent at that time was so phenomenal that today, such an activity will be termed as an exception in GeoScience Domain.
The basalt deposits in Maharashtra are formed due to the basaltic volcanic eruptions. These eruptions are favoured by low gas content and low viscosity magmas (basaltic to andesitic magmas). Unlike regular conical-shaped Super Volcano picturised in 2012 (film- directed by Ronald Emmerich), basaltic volcanic activity occurs over the surface of the earth.
These conditions lead to the settlement of lava over the surface, which over a period of time forms igneous rocks. When this process occurs over a course time on the surface of the earth, the chances cavansite forming get even bleaker
India already holds a rich history of using basalt as a construction material, and the very best example is our very own Shaniwar Wada. But what is so special about Basalt that even the Peshwas used it back in the day?
The answer is the occurrence of a rare element known as vanadium. We have been hearing this chant since our school days 'Bharat Ek Sone ki Chidiya Thi' -- this particular line is backed up with a reason.
An isotope of vanadium is known as cavansite. Its natural occurrences are so rare that geologists have discovered it only on five geographical locations. One among those five is in India, that too in Deccan plateau region, which is the periphery of Pune.
As aforementioned - the climatic conditions required for the formation of the cavansite are so ideal, the geological geeks in town never miss an opportunity to examine the mineral from up close.
We got in touch with researchers, who helped us catch a mesmerising glimpse of the tesseract look-alike stone.
Metaphysically speaking, cavansite is considered to be an excellent option to help with transitions or major life changes. It also helps in letting go of faulty thinking and enhances the psychic capabilities of its wearer. The blue rock has a lovely heartfelt energy that is excellent to use in meditation.
It serves as an effective aid in remembering information gained from spiritual journeys and facilitates the clear communication of messages from the spirit world. It also helps with the processing of past experiences and life lessons, and to optimistically unravel knots and move forward.
Punekars are now cashing on the USP of the stone keeping in mind the specific results they seek from the stone.
The Bridge Chronicle doesn't question the knowledge and intellect around metaphysics but can affirm the existence of such stones which lie beneath the surface of our earth. Watch this space for our take on the unexplored. Stay unsatisfied.