How Indian Customs are related to Science

Today one of my cousins "Hari Vardhan" suggested me to share a very informative post here. The message is about the relation between the Indian customs and science.

వేప (Neem)

People are advised to worship Neem and Banyan tree in the morning. Inhaling the air near these trees, is good for health.

యోగ (Yoga)

If you are trying to look ways for stress management, there can’t be anything other than Hindu Yoga aasan Pranayama (inhaling and exhaling air slowly using one of the nostrils).

మూలస్ధాపన (Moolasthapana: Center of the Temple)

Hindu temples are built scientifically. The place where an idol is placed in the temple is called ‘Moolasthanam’. This ‘Moolasthanam’ is where earth’s magnetic waves are found to be maximum, thus benefitting the worshipper.

తులసి పూజ (Basil worship)

Every Hindu household has a Tulsi plant. Tulsi or Basil leaves when consumed, keeps our immune system strong to help prevent the H1N1 disease.

మంత్ర పఠనం (Reading Mantras)

The rhythm of Vedic mantras, an ancient Hindu practice, when pronounced and heard are believed to cure so many disorders of the body like blood pressure.

భస్మధారణ (Using sacred ash)

Hindus keep the holy ash in their forehead after taking a bath, this removes excess water from your head.

కుంకుమ (Kumkum)

Women keep kumkum bindi on their forehead that protects from being hypnotised.

చేతితో భోజనం (Eating with Hand)

Eating with hands might be looked down upon in the west but it connects the body, mind and soul, when it comes to food.

అరిటాకు భోజనం (Eating in Banana leaf)

Hindu customs requires one to eat on a leaf plate. This is the most eco-friendly way as it does not require any chemical soap to clean it and it can be discarded without harming the environment.banana; palash leaves

చెవి కుట్టడం (Ear piercing)

Piercing of baby’s ears is actually part of acupuncture treatment. The point where the ear is pierced helps in curing Asthma.

పసుపు నీరు చల్లడం (Spreading turmeric water)

Sprinkling turmeric mixed water around the house before prayers and after. Its known that turmeric has antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities.

గోవు పేడ (Significance of Cow dung)

The old practice of pasting cow dung on walls and outside their house prevents various diseases/viruses as this cow dung is anti-biotic and rich in minerals.

గోమూత్రం (Significance of Cow Urine) 

Hindus consider drinking cow urine to cure various illnesses. Apparently, it does balance bile, mucous and airs and a remover of heart diseases and effect of poison.

గుంజీళ్ళు (Squats) 

The age-old punishment of doing sit-ups while holding the ears actually makes the mind sharper and is helpful for those with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, learning difficulties and behavioural problems.

దీపం (Using oil lamps)

Lighting ‘diyas’ or oil or ghee lamps in temples and house fills the surroundings with positivity and recharges your senses.

యజ్ఞోపవీతం (The thread worn by Bramhins) 

 Janeu, or the string on a Brahmin’s body, is also a part of Acupressure ‘Janeu' and keeps the wearer safe from several diseases.

మామిడి తోరణం (Tying Mango leaves to the door frames)

Decorating the main door with ‘Toran’- a string of mangoes leaves;neem leaves;ashoka leaves actually purifies the atmosphere.

పాదాభివందనం (Touching the feet of elders with forehead)

Touching your elder’s feet keeps your backbone in good shape.

చితి (Burning the dead)

Cremation or burning the dead, is one of the cleanest form of disposing off the dead body.

ఓం (Significance of OM)

 Chanting the mantra ‘Om’ leads to significant reduction in heart rate which leads to a deep form of relaxation with increased alertness.

హనుమాన్ చాలీసా (Hanuman Chalisa)

Hanuman Chalisa, according to NASA, has the exact calculation of the distance between Sun and the Earth.

శంఖ నాదం (Significance of Shankh )

The ‘Shankh Dhwani’ creates the sound waves by which many harmful germs, insects are destroyed. The mosquito breeding is also affected by Shankh blowing and decreases the spread of malaria.

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