Sunday, 18 June 2017

[] Indian Customs Vs Scientific Reasons


             Indian Customs Vs Scientific Reasons Traditions in
 1. Throwing Coins into a River

  general reasoning given for this act is that it brings Good
 Luck. However, scientifically speaking, in the ancient
  times, most of the currency used was made of copper unlike
 the stainless steel coins of today. Copper is a vital metal
 very useful to the human body. Throwing coins in the river
 was one way our fore-fathers ensured we intake sufficient
 copper as part of the water as rivers were the only source
  of drinking water. Making it a custom ensured that all of us
 follow the practice.

 2. Why do Indian Women wear Toe Ring:

 Wearing toe rings is not just the
 significance of married women but there is science behind
 it. Normally toe rings are worn on the second toe. A
  particular nerve from the second toe connects the uterus and
 passes to heart. Wearing toe ring on this finger strengthens
 the uterus. It will keep it healthy by regulating the blood
 flow to it and menstrual cycle will
  be regularized. As Silver is a good conductor, it also
 absorbs polar energies from the earth and passes it to the

3. Why do Temple have Bells:

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 People who are visiting the temple should and
 will Ring the bell before entering the inner sanctum
 (Garbhagudi or Garbha Gruha or womb-chamber) where the main
 idol is placed. According to Agama Sastra, the bell is used
  to give sound for keeping evil forces away and the ring of
 the bell is pleasant to God. However, the scientific reason
 behind bells is that their ring clears our mind and helps us
 stay sharp and keep our full concentration on devotional
 purpose. These bells are made in such a way that when they
  produce a sound it creates a unity in the Left and Right
 parts of our brains. The moment we ring the bell, it
 produces a sharp and enduring sound which lasts for minimum
 of 7 seconds in echo mode. The duration of echo is good
 enough to activate all the seven healing centres in our
  body. This
  results in emptying our brain from all negative

4. Why do we have Navratras:

 Our living style has drastically changed if we
 compare it to the society hundreds & thousands of years
ago. The traditions which we follow in present are not
 establishments of today but of the past. Ever thought, why
 do we have Navratras twice a year unlike other festivals
 like Deepawali or Holi? Well, both these months are the
 months of changing seasons and the eating habits of both the
  seasons are quite different from each other. Navratras give
 enough time to the body to adjust and prepare itself for to
 the changing season. These nine days were marked as a period
 when people would clean their body system by keeping fasts
 by avoiding
  excessive salt and sugar, meditate, gain a lot of positive
 energy, gain a lot of self confidence & increase the
 self determination power (fasts are a medium to improve our
  will power and self determination) and finally get ready for
 the challenges of the changed season.

 5. Why do weworship Peepal Tree

'Peepal' tree is almost useless for
 an ordinary person, except for its shadow. 'Peepal' does
  not a have a delicious fruit,
  its wood is not strong enough for any purpose then why
 should a common villager or person worship it or even care
 for it? Our ancestors knew that 'Peepal' is one of the
 very few trees (or probably the only tree) which produces
  oxygen even at night. So in order to save this tree because
 of its unique property they related it to

 6. Start with Spice & End with Sweet: 

Our ancestors have stressed on
 the fact that our meals should be started off with something
  spicy and sweet dishes should be taken towards the end. The
 significance of this eating practice is that while spicy
 things activate the digestive juices and acids and ensure
 that the digestion process goes on smoothly and efficiently,
 sweets or
  carbohydrates pulls down the digestive process. Hence,
 sweets were always recommended to be taken as a last

 7. Choti on the Male Head:

 Sushrut rishi, the foremost surgeon of Ayurveda,
 describes the master sensitive spot on the head as Adhipati
 Marma, where there is a nexus of all nerves. The shikha
 protects this spot. Below, in the brain, occurs the
  Brahmarandhra, where the sushumnã (nerve) arrives from the
 lower part of the body. In Yog, Brahmarandhra is the
 highest, seventh chakra, with the thousand-petalled lotus.
 It is the centre of wisdom. The knotted shikhã helps boost
 this centre and conserve its subtle energy known as

 8. Applying Mehendi/Henna on the Hand

 Besides lending color to the
 hands, mehndi is a very powerful medicinal herb. Weddings
 are stressful, and often, the stress causes headaches and
 fevers. As the wedding day approaches, the excitement mixed
  with nervous anticipation can take its toll on the bride and
 groom. Application of mehndi can prevent too much stress
 because it cools the body and keeps the nerves from becoming
 tense. This is the reason why mehndi is applied on the hands
 and feet, which house nerve endings in the

  9. Sitting on the Floor & Eating

  This tradition is not just about
 sitting on floor and eating, it is regarding sitting in the
 "Sukhasan" position and then eating. Sukhasan is the
  position we normally use for Yoga asanas. Sitting in this
 position while eating helps in improving digestion as the
  system can focus solely upon digestion and not on our legs
 dangling from a chair or supporting us while we are
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