There is a lot of myth around Hinduism or in other word better known as “Sanatana Dharma”. Today I thought, Why Don’t I break some of the myth right here in this short article. The problem is we lack truth, the evidence has already been destroyed by those who have invaded the ancient Bharat back around 900 years ago, now After that, I have found the Scientific Reasons Behind Hindu Traditions, I am excited to share that with you as well.
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Scientific Reasons Behind Hindu Traditions
1.Applying Tilak/KumKum On The Forehead
Now, here comes the biggest misconception, some people without understanding the meaning behind wearing bindi starts making wild conclusions. Well, if we really jump into our culture then we will find that Bindi or tilak actually is a principle structured by scientific theories, here is why.
People wear Bindi or tilak On the forehead because between the two eyebrows, is a spot that is considered as a major nerve point in the human body since ancient times. The Tilak is considered to prevent the loss of “energy”, the red ‘kumkum’ between the eyebrows is said to retain energy in the human body and control the various levels of concentration. While applying kumkum the points on the mid-brow region and Adnya-chakra are automatically pressed. This also promotes the blood supply to the face muscles.
2. Joining Both Palms Together To Greet
In Hindu culture, people greet each other by joining their palms – termed as “Namaskar.” The general reason behind this tradition is that greeting by joining both the palms means respect.
From a scientific perspective, the significance of joining both hands or namaste ensures joining the tips of all the fingers together; which are denoted to the pressure points of eyes, ears, and mind. Pressing them together is said to stimulate the pressure points which eases us remember that person for a long time. And, no germs since we don’t make any physical contact.
3.Why Do Temples Have Bells
so, here comes the science behind Hindu temples.
People who are attending the temple should and will Ring the bell prior to entering the inner sanctum (Garbhagudi or Garbha Gruha or womb-chamber) where the main idol is placed. According to Agama Sastra, the bell is applied to give sound for keeping evil forces away and the ring of the bell is pleasant to God. However, the scientific view 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 a minimum of 7 seconds in echo mode. The duration of the echo is good enough to activate all the seven healing centres in our body. This results in emptying our brain from all negative thoughts
4. Why Should We Visit Temple
Visiting temples is good for health because Temples are located strategically at a place where the positive energy is abundantly available from the magnetic and electric wave distributions of north/south pole thrust. The main idol is placed in the core centre of the temple, known as “Garbhagriha” or “Moolasthanam”. In fact, the temple structure is built after the idol has been placed. This “Moolasthanam” is where earth’s magnetic waves are found to be maximum.
We know that there are some copper plates, inscribed with Vedic scripts, buried beneath the Main Idol. What are they really? No, they are not God’s / priests’ flashcards when they forget the *shlokas*. The copper plate absorbs the earth’s magnetic waves and radiates it to the surroundings.
Thus a person regularly visiting a temple and walking clockwise around the Main Idol receives the beamed magnetic waves and his body absorbs it. This is a very slow process and a regular visit will let him absorb more of this positive energy. Scientifically, it is a positive energy that we all require to have a healthy life.
5. Why Do We Fast
The underlying principle behind fasting is to be found in Ayurveda. This ancient Indian medical system sees the basic cause of many diseases as 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 corrected. A complete fast is good for health, and the occasional intake of warm lemon juice during the period of fasting prevents the flatulence.
Since the human body, as explained by Ayurveda, is composed of 80% liquid and 20% solid, like the earth, the gravitational force of the moon affects the fluid contents of the body. It causes emotional imbalances in the body, making some people tense, irritable and violent.
Fasting acts as antidote, for it lowers the acid content in the body which helps people to retain their sanity. Research suggests there are major health benefits to caloric restriction like reduced risks of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, immune disorders etc.
6. Why we touch feet of elders (Charan Sparsh)
Usually, the person of whose feet you are touching is either old or pious. When they accept your respect which came from your reduced ego (and is called your shraddha) their hearts emit positive thoughts and energy (which is called their karuna) which reaches you through their hands and toes. In essence, the completed circuit enables the flow of energy and increases cosmic energy, switching on a quick connect between two minds and hearts.
To an extent, the same is achieved through handshakes and hugs. The nerves that start from our brain spread across all your body. These nerves or wires end in the fingertips of your hand and feet. When you join the fingertips of your hand to those of their opposite feet, a circuit is immediately formed and the energies of two bodies are connected. Your fingers and palms become the ‘receptor’ of energy and the feet of other person become
7. Why Hindus Salute to the Sun
Hindus have a tradition of paying regards to Sun God early in the morning by their water offering ritual. It was mainly because looking at Sun rays through water or directly at that time of the day is good for eyes and also by waking up to follow this routine, we become prone to a morning lifestyle and mornings are proven to be the most effective part of the day.
8. Why Do we worship Tulsi Plant
Hindu religion has bestowed ‘Tulsi’, with the status of the mother. Also known as ‘Sacred or Holy Basil’, Tulsi, has been recognized as a religious and spiritual devout in many parts of the world. The Vedic sages knew the benefits of Tulsi and that is why they personified it as a Goddess and gave a clear message to the entire community that it needs to be taken care of by the people, literate or illiterate. We try to protect it because it is like Sanjeevani for mankind.
Tulsi has great medicinal properties. It is a remarkable antibiotic. Taking Tulsi everyday in tea or otherwise increases immunity and help the drinker prevent diseases, stabilize his or her health condition, balance his or her body system and most important of all, prolong his or her life. Keeping Tulsi plant at home prevents insects and mosquitoes from entering the house. It is said that snakes do not dare to go near a Tulsi plant. Maybe that is why ancient people would grow lots of Tulsi near their houses.
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so, these are the science behind Hindu superstitions, what are your thoughts on this. Share this with your friends as well so that they can also know the truth behind Santana Dharma and its culture.