For years, Indians have followed innumerable traditions and rituals , majorly religiously but there are beautiful scientific and logical reasons behind these rituals.These logical meanings are ignored as the rituals are passed from generation to generation, sometimes leading us to criticize them as superstitions.These traditions are still in practice by us in day -to-day households. Some of them are listed in this blog post.
Namaste – Indian way of greeting people
While greeting people, Indian join their palm together to wish “Namaste”. Pressing our palm together presses all the tips of our fingers which in turn creates pressure at ear, eyes and mind and helps us to remember that person.
Burning Agarbattis during ritual practices
Buring of Agarbattis or incense sticks are part of our Indian culture for years. Ever wondered why? The aura of these burning sticks not only refreshes our mind and soul, but also cleanses the surrounding air by fighting against germs, bacteria etc.
Eating at floor
Many people used to sit in Sukashan position during lunch and dinner on the floor. This is one the important exercise in yoga where we sit cross legged. This position helps in digestion.
Blowing of Shankhas
The shankha or conch is the shell of sea snail (scientific name Turbinella Pyrum) . In ancient India, the conch was inevitably blown during arati or worship of the deity. The sound of conch would fill the village then, and those who could not make to the temples or were debarred from entering the same could stop by hearing the sound and pray to the Almighty.
It is believed that person who blows the Shanka never develops any respiratory problem. Eminent scientist Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose has proved that the sound of shankha replaces negativity of the surrounding with serenity. Shankas are blown during sunrise and sunset so that strong rays of sun don’t obstruct the sound waves. These waves destroy the bacteria and cleanses the surrounding.