Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Part 2: Hindu Traditions & Scientific Reasons Behind it !!

This blog is continuation of Part 1: Hindu Traditions & Scientific Reasons Behind it !!. Following are few more commonly practice tradition which will compel you to think that our ancestor were far intelligent and logical in their approach then we currently are:-

6. Worship of Peepal tree

The origin of peepal tree can be traced back to the times of Indus Valley Civilization (3000 BC - 1700 BC) in the Mohenjo-Daro city. The peepal is also closely linked to Krishna. In the Bhagavad Gita, he says:
Among trees, I am the ashvattha.”
The peepal is also sacred to Buddhists, because the Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment under it. Hence it is also called the Bodhi tree or ‘tree of enlightenment‘. ‘Peepal’ tree ‘exhales’ or produces oxygen even at night. It generates so much oxygen in one minute which is enough for approx 1000 living creatures.
Apart from mythological importance, Peepal tree medicinal benefits is high. The leaves of peepal tree is used in treating eye pain, constipation, jaundice, relief from asthma, nose bleeding etc. The Ayurveda use of peepal tree click here.

7. Applying Tilak on forhead

It is a usual practice in every household to apply tilak on forehead. Actually the forehead is the area where the Ajna chakra is said to be located. So, when the tilak is applied this chakra gets automatically activated. It prevents loss of energy from the body and improves concentration.

8. Ringing the bell in temple while entering.

Temple bells are made up of a mix of various metals like cadmium, zinc, lead, copper, nickel, chromium and manganese. The proportion in which each metal is mixed to create a temple bell is the science behind it. Each of these metals is mixed in such a way that when the bell is rung, each metal produces a distinct sound that creates unity of your left and right brain. Therefore the moment you ring the bell, it produces a sharp and long lasting sound which lasts for about seven seconds. The echo of the sound from the bell touches your seven healing centres or chakras of the body. So, the moment the bell is rung, your brain goes blank for a few seconds and you enter a stage of trance. In this state of trance, your brain becomes extremely receptive and aware.

9. Applying Mehendi on Hands.

Mehendi is decorative as well as mehendi is a powerful medicinal herb. Weddings are usually stressful, especially for the bride. Applying mehendi helps to cool down the nerves as mehendi has cooling properties. Hence mehendi is applied on hands and feet of the bride, covering all the nerve endings.

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