India is a land of traditions and values. Once the western world which mocked the Indian culture and rituals is now understanding its meaning with new scientific revelations. The condescension of the west is turning into admiration. From Yoga to Namaste, the world is learning from India.
There are many ancient traditions and rites in Hinduism which have been going on for centuries and are being followed even in today’s modern era. Now, Science is also corroborating the principles behind these rituals. Let’s understand the scientific significance of the traditions in Hinduism.
In Hinduism, even today, children are taught to touch the feet of the elder to take blessings. It is also believed in science that the positive energy emanating from the mind by touching the feet completes circuit through the hands and feet nails. When someone touches the feet, he receives this radiating energy from the feet. This removes negativity and psychologically awakens the feeling of love, dedication which also makes our personality effective.
Even today in India, people do Namaste while greeting each other. The whole world understood the importance of this in the COVID period, but India has been doing this for many centuries. There is also scientific reasoning for saying Namaste. When we join hands to say Namaste, our fingers touch each other. During this, acupressure has a positive effect on our eyes, ears and mind.
Tilak/Bindi on the forehead:
There is a tradition in Hindus to apply tilak on the forehead. Also, women put a bindi on their foreheads. The fact behind applying tilak is that there is a chakra in the center of our forehead. This is where the pineal gland is situated. When the tilak of the bindi is applied at that place, the pineal gland gets stimulation. This awakens the micro and macro components of the body. By applying tilak on the forehead, the secretion of chemicals called beta-endorphins and serotonin is also balanced. This calms the mind and boosts concentration, and checks anger and stress.
Dining on the ground:
In India, there is a culture of eating while sitting on the ground. However, this tradition is also followed in several other countries for hundreds of years. When we sit on the ground, the posture of our body becomes conducive to digestion.
Applying vermilion( Sindoor):
Even today women in Hindu religion fill vermilion on their forehead after marriage. The science behind that is, Vermilion contains mercury, which acts like a medicine and is considered helpful in keeping women’s blood pressure under control. It also controls the problem of stress and insomnia. Besides, it also increases sexual arousal.
Ayurveda attributes the basic cause of many diseases to the accumulation of toxic materials in the digestive system. Regular cleansing of toxic materials keeps one healthy. By fasting, the digestive organs get rest and all body mechanisms are cleansed and function well.
Bangles are an integral part of married women’s attire in India. After marriage, the hands of women are adorned with bangles. These bangles not only enhance the beauty of the hands, but because of this, the flow of blood in the body of women remains healthy. The energy generated due to the collision of the bangles with the skin of the hand is useful for the circulation of blood.
Not sleeping in North-South direction:
The human body has its magnetic field, while the Earth is a giant magnet. When you sleep with your head pointing north, your body’s magnetic field becomes asymmetrical to the Earth’s, causing problems related to blood pressure since your heart needs to work harder in order to overcome this.