India is the land where several traditions and customs are followed. Most of the families the Hindu families follows these traditions without knowing the meaning behind them, but here are scientific facts behind these traditions. Take a look at these amazing benefits and scientific facts behind Indian cultures:
1). Namaskar by Joining Palms
This is the traditional gesture of greeting joining your both palms together. Scientifically, the act of joining the tips of the fingers together serves to exert pressure upon the pressure points of the eyes, ears, and mind. This triggering of the pressure points of the senses and mind causes them to act in help’s to remember the person for a longer time.
2). Sindoor/ Kumkum between Eyebrows
The Ancient times states the spot between the two eyebrows is a major nerve point. The application of Tilak/Kumkum on the spot helps facilitate the blood supply to the facial muscles, while preventing the loss of energy and helping ease out stress. Also, the pressure on the mid-brow region and Adnya-chakra results in the supply of blood to muscles in face part.
3). Applying Mehendi
Mehendi is known for its potent medicinal properties. Weddings or festivity can be a cause of anxiety and stress. It has a cooling effect that treats anxiety, headaches, and fevers. It also protects from any viral diseases before the wedding.
4). Wearing Toe Ring
Usually wearing toe rings is a symbol of matrimony. On the other side wearing a toe ring has some health benefits. Toe rings are generally worn on the second toe. A particular nerve from the second toe connects to the uterus and the heart. This results in improved blood circulation to the uterus, thereby strengthening the uterine muscles. Also, the regulation of blood flow helps maintain a timely and regularized menstrual cycle.
5). This is why you should never wear Footwear into Temple
Temples are the place that contains pure vibrations of magnetic and electric fields with positive energy. These positive vibrations will pass through our feet to the body.So, it is necessary to walk bare footed while you enter the core center of the temple.
6). Ringing Temple Bell
The traditional belief is ringing the bell eliminates the evil forces. Therefore, ringing the bell before one enters the inner sanctum (Garbhagudi or Garbha Gruha) is a must. However, the scientific reason behind ringing bells is that the sound generated by ringing the bell helps in clearing our mind and allows us to focus all our concentration on the religious purpose. Noise of the bell is a sharp, enduring music that continues to ring for about seven seconds in echo mode. This brings about unity in our left and right brain hemispheres, activates all the seven healing centers in the body, and purges our mind of all negative thoughts.
7). Throwing Money in Rivers
[lock]This practice is normally found in many countries apart from India. But there is science behind this tradition; in ancient times, people used the currency of copper. This metal is vital for our body by throwing copper coins in the water, people used to consume copper through the drinking water obtained from the river.[/lock]
8). Wearing Bangles
The Bangles are put on wrist part of the hand which causes friction and increases the blood circulation. Furthermore, the electricity passing out through the outer skin is again reverted to one’s own body because of the ring-shaped bangles, which has no ends to give the energy outside but to send it back to the body.
9). Tulsi tree in Houses
Tulsi plant is an excellent medicinal herb that has many health benefits. Tulsi leaves to cure a cold, cough. Generally, Tulsi is taken in water which regulates body systems, stabilizes health conditions.
10). Rangoli on front door
Rangoli is a pattern drawn on the floor using rice flour. Mostly during festivals. The reason behind is that the rice flour will block the insects to entering into the house.
No wonder these Hindu traditions have some surprising reasons and benefits behind them. Amazing isn’t it.