Think for a second, how would life be without food and water? Is it possible, or just a fantasy of any science fiction movie, or just a claim by Maya society or some Egyptian tale? Actually, no Breatharian are those people who claim that food is not necessary for survival. In Hinduism, a person can be sustained solely by pranas (it is the practice of chanting mantras for gaining soul controlling powers).
According to Ayurveda, a sunlight is one of the important sources of pranas, and some people who do such practice on daily basis have claimed that it is possible to live only on sunlight. Breatharian refers to Breatharianism or inedia (latin for “lasting”), whose philosophy is to practice your own life on sunlight as a usual diet.
Scientists considered Breatharianism as a pseudoscience and several adherents of this practice have died from starvation and dehydration. It is lethal science according to scientists.
Now, if we talk scientifically, fasting, or Breatharianism, is the extend period leads to starvation and dehydration or eventually death. In the absence of food intake, the body starts consuming reserved glycogen, body fat, and muscle, but Breatharians claim that their bodies do not consume these reserves while fasting.
We only believe in our eyes and ears, but not on other’s words, because it is the fact of human nature to confirm it, in 2006 one discovery channel team had gone to remote area in the village of Nepal, where they filmed a documentary on Ram bahadur bomjon (young Nepalese Buddhist, or monk) for 96 hours and during this period of time he did not eat and did no movement. Later they called it The boy with Divine powers.
Also, Prahlad Jani is an Indian sadhu, who says that he is living as a Breatharian for more than 70 years. After such unbelievable claim by him, a team of doctors has investigated his body for several weeks, and they found his extinct survival for 2 weeks without food and water, and it was proved that Breatharianism is the practice of living without food and consuming natural vegetables and only intake of sunlight and fresh air.
Hira Ratan Manek was born on 18th September 1937, he claims that since 18th June 1995 he is just living on water and occasionally tea, coffee, and buttermilk. Manek states that Sungazing is the only key to his health citing yogis, ancient Egyptians, Aztecs, Mayans and Native Americans as practitioners of the art. While he and his proponents state that medical experts have confirmed his ability to draw sustenance by gazing at the sun.
Jasmuheen (born as Ellen Greve) was a prominent breatharian advocate in the 1990s. She said “I can go for months and months without having anything at all other than a cup of tea. My body runs on a different kind of nourishment. The Interviewers found her house stocked with food; Jasmuheen claimed the food was for her husband and daughter. In 1999, she volunteered to be monitored closely by the Australian television program 60 Minutes for one week without eating to demonstrate her methods. Jasmuheen stated that she found it difficult on the third day of the test because the hotel room in which she was confined was located near a busy road, causing stress and pollution that prevented absorption of required nutrients from the air. “I asked for fresh air. Seventy percent of my nutrients come from the fresh air. I couldn’t even breathe,” she said. The third day the test was moved to a mountainside retreat where her condition continued to deteriorate. After thar Jasmuheen has been fasting for four days.