1. Why do we do Suryanamaskar?
Suryanamaskar is a typical Hindu ritual which is done usually in mornings. We wake up early and stand towards the east. Then paying tribute to the Surya Bhagwan. Modern science found that sunlight in morning contains Vitamin D. Vitamin D helps us to make our bones healthy and reducing the risk of flu, Diabetes, low blood pressure and even cancer. While doing Suryanamaskar, we touch earth. This helps us to fill fresh energy in our body. Potential energy dominates our body while sleeping. It is important to get rid of it and fill our body with kinetic energy or dynamic energy. Suryanamaskar helps us to do this.
2. Why do we Turn towards Right while Waking up?It is said that we have to turn towards the right side while waking up from the sleep. You may find this rubbish. But there is strong scientific reason for it. There are two magnetic fields around our body. One goes from head to feet and vice versa. Another one goes from left side to right though our friend and going reversely through our back. Our existence depends upon the first field. The effectiveness and force depend on the second. If we move in the direction of this fields, it will be strengthened. Moving against the direction loosen the winding. Turn towards right while waking up is in the direction of second field. So it will strengthen the winding.
3. What is the Scientific Reason we Wear Sindoor/ Tilak on Forehead?
The forehead is an important nerve spot. Sindur is usually made by mixing grounded turmeric-lime and mercury. It has many advantages. There is a chance to lose our energy through the nerve point. So Sindur prevents the loss of energy and it will be retained in our body. Sindur or Tilak also regulates blood pressure. It is also said that married women should wear red sindur. Red sindur increases sexual drive due to the presence of mercury in it. Wearing tilak on the forehead provides us a coolness and thereby relieves our stress. We press the nerve spot while putting on the tilak, which also helps to ease the flow of blood.
4. Why do Married Women Wear Toe- Rings?
You might have seen some married women who wear silver toe- rings. Our Acharyas recommended that gold is meant to wear on body parts above waist and silver, below the waist. Silver toe- ring is usually worn on the second finger. Being a good conductor, it transfers polar energy from the earth to the finger. Second toe has a nerve connecting to the tomb. Getting the energy to the second finger strengthens the uterus. It also regulates the blood flow as it passes through the heart and thereby keeping menstrual cycle normal.
5. Why do we Greet Each other by Namaste?
All of you know how to greet each other by Hindu tradition, right? At first we join both of our palms like the bud of a lotus flower and say Namaste. Why don’t we greet by shaking hands? There is a scientific fact behind this. Our fingertips denote the pressure point of our eyes, ears and minds. Three of it are directly connected to the fingertips. Pressing them each other refreshes the three organs so that we can see, hear and understand them easily. It will make easy for us to remember that person for a long time.
6. Why do we Throw Coins into the Water?
You might have seen that people throw coins into the water in some temples. This tradition was started long ago. In ancient time, ponds and rivers were the main sources of water. There were no stainless steels coins at that time, but only copper coins. They knew that copper is an important metal for the growth. So they found throwing copper items to water resources is an easy way to ensure the intake of enough amount of copper into our body. Copper coins were readily available. So our ancestors started a custom to throw coins into the water streams. Then people took water from the river and got enough amount of copper which promoted growth.
7. Why don’t we Sleep while Pointing our Head towards North?
Earth is a giant magnet. According to scientists, geographical South Pole is the magnetic north of the earth. Our body also have a magnetic field due to heart’s pumping and flowing of blood. I already mentioned that moving or staying with the magnetic field enhances its strength. But acting against it deteriorates the strength. We become opposite to the earth’s pole while we lay with our head at North. So our heart has to do much effort to pump blood. This will cause so much trouble to our body and brain. We all know that our blood contains iron in Red Blood Cells. It will be deposited in our brain, if we sleep like this. This can cause headache, Alzheimer’s Disease, Cognitive Decline, Parkinson disease and brain degeneration.
8. Why do we Touch the Feet of Elders?
This is a unique feature of our Hinduism. We touch the feet of elders on some special occasions or before starting a journey. This is also called Charan Sparsh. It is said that we show respect by doing so. But there is a strong scientific fact behind this also. When touching one’s feet, their body radiates positive energy or cosmic energy. This is transferred to us from the tip of their feet to our fingertips and spreads all over our body. There are numerous nerve strings everywhere in our body. So touching the feet results in transferring the cosmic energy from their nerves to our nerves.
9. Why do we Worship Peepal Tree?
Do you know any use of this tree? No. There are no uses for Peepal tree? Then why do we worship it? Don’t think our Sages are crazy. They were not only Sanyasis but scientists also. Most of us don’t not know that Peepal is the only tree which provides oxygen even in nights. But our Hindu Acharyas found this hidden fact and they started worshipping it. They made it a custom so that everybody would get the benefits of it. Peepal gives the purest oxygen. It is recommended to sit under the shade of Peepal tree when you face a trouble. It will increase the oxygen supply to your brain. So you can solve it easily than ever.
10. What is the Secret behind Idol Worship?
Idol worship is the sole feature of Hinduism. There were some people in the history who protest this. But idol worship started thousands of years ago to increase the concentration of men. Human beings are visual people. We remember the things they see than hear. We also concentrates on visual objects than sounds. Idol worship was started to increase the concentration of humans during prayers.
11. Why do Our Temples have Bells?
It is a custom that a person should ring the bell placed before the inner sanctum sanctorum or garbha griha before entering into it. The sound of the bell ward off every evil spirit. Our religious texts says that this sound is very pleasant to Gods. But actually bells are also made to increase our concentration on prayers. The sound of it stays in our ear of about seven seconds. We have seven healing centers in our body. It activates those healing centers and unite the thoughts of both the hemispheres (left and right) of our brain.
12. Why do We Take Vrita?
On some special days, we fast or we take Vrita. It is compulsory not to eat any food on this day. There are also half- fasting which allows the intake of liquids. Every day, our digestive system is working hard to process the food items we eat. Sometimes it can’t be digested what we eat and we may have some issues with our stomach. So the main motif of fasting is to give rest to our digestive system rather than making our desires come true. Ocassional intake of lemon juice while fasting is good to prevent flatulence. Our digestive system is working constantly. So it may not be processed hard and toxic materials. So it remains in our body. Fasting give rest to our digestive tract. Hence, the remnants can be processed and our stomach will be cleansed.
13. Why do We Worship Tulsi Plant?
Tulsi plant represents Lakshmi Mata (Goddess of Prosperity) in Hinduism. But this is not the only fact that we worship Tulsi plant. Ancient people knew the benefits of Tulsi. Tulsi has a lot of medicinal importance. If we drink it every day in tea, our life period can be increased. The drinker will be healthier and is not caught easily by any disease. Actually Alexander Fleming is not the father of antibiotic as Tulsi itself is one. Planting Tulsi around the house prevents insects from entering. It is also said that snakes are afraid of Tulsi plants. That is why tulsi plants were planted in front of old Hindu houses.
14. Why do Women Wear Bangles?
Wearing bangles is not only for decoration. There is a center on the wrist portion. It is checked (pulse) for any illness. Bangles activates the center and thereby increasing the blood flow. Increase in blood flow refreshes our mind and body. The electricity radiating out from the body also returns back to us by wearing bangles.