The world recognizes and appreciates India for its traditions. There are various prominent features that we people possess that make us Hindustani. If you go from state to state, you will witness a change in language, attire, and beliefs. These variations have been passed to us from generations to generations and are deeply rooted in our daily way of living.
For instance, what is the first thing you do when you see your elders passing by? You would obviously join your hands, wish them Namaste or touch their feet. Right?
But have you ever wondered why these things are important? Why a bride applies Mehndi during her marriage or why are there bells in a temple? What are the reasons behind these traditions?
Well, if you don’t know, need not to worry because this is what we will be talking about today, the scientific reasons behind all such traditions that we follow. C’mon, let’s have a look.
Bangles used by ladies are usually in the wrist part of one’s hand, and its consistent friction builds the blood flow level. Moreover, the power going out through the outer skin is again returned to one’s own body. Since the ring-formed bangles have no closings to pass the energy outside, hence all the energy is send it back to the body.
Focusing on a specific photograph or a picture can really settle your brain. Additionally, the sort of mental pictures one sees or imagines help in forming the working of the brain. Visualisation will just help in building a solid association while the energy of your psyche will help with holding the same.
Sindoor is prepared using mercury, turmeric, and lime. Mercury acts as a catalyst that helps ease stress while keeping the brain active and alert. Mercury also helps in controlling blood pressure, activating sexual drive and libidinal energy.
Touching the feet encourages the flow of energy and when elders touch the head of the person in blessing, energy is again exchanged between them. This exchange of energy gives one vigor, self-confidence and contentment, one experiences an inner glow. The blessings received after Charan Sparsh is like invisible armor as it motivates and gives strength.
We Indians believe in fasting on several occasions. In a long run, we accumulate a lot of toxins in our body. But it is fasting that relaxes our body mechanism and cleanses the body by detoxifying it. Even the digestive system gets to rest during fasting which leads to the cleaning process.
Tossing coins in the rivers was one way our ancestors guaranteed we allow adequate copper which is a fundamental metal and is exceptionally helpful to the human body as a feature of the water as rivers were the main providers of drinking water. Making it a custom ensured that all of us follow the practice.
Science believes that joining the two hands guarantees to join the tips of the fingers together; which are denoted to the pressure points of eyes, ears, and mind. Squeezing them together is said to enact the pressure which helps us remember that individual for quite a while.
A specific nerve from the second toe connects the uterus and goes to the heart. Wearing toe ring on the finger strengthens the uterus. Rings keep uterus sound by directing the bloodstream to it, and the menstrual cycle gets regular. As silver is a decent conductor, it additionally assimilates polar energies from the earth and passes it to the body.
A tilak is accepted to prevent the loss of ‘energy’, the red ‘kumkum’ between the eyebrows is said to hold energy in the human body and control the different levels of concentration. While applying kumkum the features on the mid-forehead area and Ajna Chakra (third-eye chakra) are consequently squeezed. This additionally encourages the blood supply to the face muscles.
Sushrut Rishi, the foremost pioneer of Ayurveda, described the master sensitive spot on the head as Adhipati Marma, where there is a nexus of all nerves. The Sikha protects this spot. Below, in the brain, occurs the Brahmarandhra, where the sushumnã (nerve) arrives from the lower part of the body.
When we sleep with head towards north, our body’s magnetic field become completely asymmetrical to the Earth’s Magnetic field. This causes problems related to blood pressure as our heart works harder in order to overcome this asymmetry of Magnetic fields. Moreover, when we sleep in this position, iron from the whole body starts to congregate in the brain which can cause various severe diseases.
Mehndi is known as a powerful herb. 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.
It was essentially on the grounds that looking at sunbeams through water or specifically at that time is useful for eyes. Furthermore, by getting up at this time of the morning, we wind up being prone to a morning way of life as mornings are the best part of the day.
The Indian girls have their ears pierced at a very young age as the skin is very delicate and it is less painful. The Indian philosophy says that ear piercing helps in intellect development. It increases the thinking power and also decision-making abilities.
The reason is that as a human being we need only a little amount of meat to fulfill the requirements of our body such as iron, Vitamin B12, and other vital nutrients. Addiction of meat can cause diseases like piles, kidney stones, colon cancer, etc.
According to Agama Sastra, the bell is used to give sound for keeping evil forces away. 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.