In our Hindu culture, there are a lot of believes and rituals that we don’t know the meaning of but we intend to follow it. It’s high time we need to realize that our ancestors were way more visionary and intelligent than what we are now. However, among many religions and beliefs in the world, Hinduism is the most ancient and close to nature. The belief of Hindus religion contains logic and the specific reason behind their followings.
Let us see the 10 most rituals that have an explanation behind its practices
1. Why you should not sleep with Your Head towards North
The Science says the human body has its own magnetic field and our Earth is also a huge magnet. When we sleep with head towards north, our body’s magnetic field become completely asymmetrical to the Earth’s Magnetic field. It can cause problems related to high blood pressure and our heart needs to work harder in order to overcome this asymmetry of Magnetic fields.
2. The scientific explanation of touching Feet
Touching the feet of elders is a very common gesture. Since ancient times we are practising this culture. However, the person of whose feet you are touching is either old or religious. When they accept your respect which came from your reduced ego, their hearts emit positive thoughts and energy which reaches you through their hands and toes.
3. Science behind Fasting
The underlying principle of fasting is in accordance with Ayurveda. Over time body needs to get rid of the toxins that get accumulated within. Fasting is one of the best ways to cleanse the body. The digestive system gets to rest and the body gets an opportunity to cleanse itself.
4. Why we should sit and eat
The traditional way of eating as per Hindu ideology is to sit on the floor with legs crossed. The logic behind is to help the circulatory system concentrate completely on the digestion part and not on managing the dangling feet from the chair.
5. Tilak on forehead
The place between the eyebrows on a forehead is considered a primary nerve point in a man body. Therefore, it is believed to prevent the loss of energy, and retain this to control various levels of concentration. Additionally, the act of applying this ensures that the points on the mid-brow region and Agna-chakra are pressed, facilitating blood supply to the facial muscles.
6. Why they have bells in the temple
People ring the temple bell on entering as the sound of it is said to clear our mind and help us stay sharp, keeping our full concentration on devotion. Moreover, these bells are made in such a way that the sound they produce creates unity in the left and right parts of our brains. The stretch of the bell that echoes through our ears, is ideal to activate all the seven healing centers in our body, clearing us of negativity.
7. Hindu idols
Hinduism worships idols more than any other religion. This is because the idol increases concentration during prayers. According to some psychiatrists, a man will always shape his thoughts as per what he sees.
There is a big scientific explainable reason behind the posture ‘Namaskar’. In Hindu culture, joining both hands ensures touching the tips of all the fingers together, which are linked to pressure points in the eyes, ears, and mind. Pressuring them together is said to activate these nerve points, helping us remember that person for a long time.
9. Performing Yajna
Yajna is the most important part of the Hindu Customs. Although believed to please God, it has scientific significance. Many research & studies have shown that yajna is an effective way of air purification. All the constituents & products used in Yajna are completely consumed. Even the ashes left over after the one of the perfect organic manure.
10. Copper vessel for drinking
In Hindu tradition, it’s been a tradition to use copper vessels for drinking water. Water is been kept in a copper vessel for overnight and is consumed in the morning. Researches say that copper has anti-bacterial properties and it aids in digestion, boosts ups immunity, & detoxifies the body.