Hindu Dharma was said to be scientific because it is usually based on intuitions, experience, and knowledge. We don’t need blind beliefs in order to meet the requirements for heaven. In fact, the Rishis possessed deep insights not just for spiritual but for worldly matters too. The Rig Veda stated that our planet is round, that it circles our sun and so on, still even Hindu kids do not hear about that.
For instance, yoga is considered a confirmed science, so everyone that denies it has to understand it much better before he or she calls it a pseudoscience. It does not have a religious nature. Moreover, Hatha Yoga was depicted as the form of aerobic, nothing else.
Here, we will present you several examples of such scientific evidence and proofs of several everyday things that all Hindu people do. This provides the picture of this religion, showing it as a quite scientific one. There is a lot of other evidence of Hinduism.
Here they are:
1. Joining the palms together in order to greet.
Well, in the culture of Hindu people, they greet one another by joining the palms together. This is called Namaskar. The reason standing behind this is that it means respect. But, from a scientific point of view, joining the hands also ensures joining fingertips, denoted to certain pressure points of ears, eyes, and mind. When they are pressed together, they activate pressure points that help you remember the person opposite of you for a long period.
2. The reason why women in Hinduism wear a ring on their toe.
This does not only imply that the woman is married, but there is something scientific behind it. We wear toe rings on our second toe. One specific nerve from this toe connects our uterus, passing to the heart. This means that the ring will strengthen our uterus, keeping it healthy, as it regulates our blood flow and menstrual cycle.
3. Throwing coins in the river.
The main reason related to this is bringing good luck. But, according to science, during ancient times, a lot of the currency was created of copper, not like the steel coins used nowadays. Copper is an essential metal which is very useful for our body too. So, our forefathers threw coins in the water in order to make sure we intake enough copper, and rivers represented the single source of water for drinking.
4. Applying Tilak/Tika/KumKum on their foreheads.
There was a spot on their foreheads, between their eyebrows, which was said to be the main nerve point of their bodies, and the bodies of everyone else in the world. The Tilak was said to prevent losing energy, while the red KumKum was said to keep energy and control different concentration levels.
5. The reason why temples have bells.
Visitors ring and should ring the bells before they enter inside the sanctum of the temple, where main idols are placed. Some sources say that bells are utilized to give sounds for keeping away the evil forces, while its ring is quite pleasant to the god. But, science says that the reason behind the bells is that with their ring, they clear our mind and help us be sharp, and fully concentrated on the devotional purpose.
6. Why do girls in India apply henna or Mehendi on their feet and hands?
Besides that it lends color to their hands, Mehendi is one quite powerful herb used for medical purposes. Weddings can be stressful, and usually, the stress will cause fevers and headaches. So, the application of henna made of Mehendi may prevent stress as it cools their bodies, keeping their nerves from getting tense.
7. Sitting and eating on the floor.
The Hindu tradition and culture is not only about sitting and eating on the floor, but it is about sitting in a position called Sukhasan, and after that eating. This is a position which is normally used for Yoga. When sitting on the floor, we sit with our legs crossed – the sukhasan poses are those that bring calmness and help us in our digestion. They are said to trigger signals to our brain automatically, in order to prepare our stomach for the digestion process.
8. Why we do ear piercing?
Ear piercing has huge importance in the ethos of Hindu. A lot of philosophers and physicians think that ear piercing helps in developing our intellect, powers of thinking and faculties for making decisions. Piercing our ears also helps in speech-restraint, or in reducing impertinent behaviors, therefore, the channels of the ear are free from certain disorders.
9. Why do people fast?
Fasting comes from Ayurveda, which is a medical system from ancient India which sees the main cause of a lot of diseases as a result of accumulating toxic materials inside our digestive system. What will keep us healthy is regularly cleansing those toxic materials. So, fasting will provide our digestive organs with rest, and every mechanism in our body will be corrected and cleansed. Entire fasting is pretty good for our health, while regularly drinking warm juice made of lemon will prevent flatulence during fasting. According to the suggestions of researches, there are a lot of health benefits provided by fasting, such as reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, some immune disorders, and so on.
10. Why do married women tend to apply sindoor?
Another interesting thing to note would be sindoor application by women that are married, as it carries psychological importance. The modern sindoor utilized Vermilion that is a powdered and purified cinnabar form, the form in which mercury sulfide naturally occurs. Because of the intrinsic properties, besides controlling our blood pressure, mercury also activates our sexual drive. That’s why sindoor is usually prohibited for those that are widows.
11. Hindu women are wearing bangles. Why?
Usually, the portion of the wrist is constantly activated on every human. Moreover, pulse beats in such portions are usually checked for different types of ailments. So, the bangles which are utilized by women are usually in the part of the wrist of their hand, which means that the constant friction will increase the circulation level of their blood. Moreover, the electricity that passes out through outside of their skin is reverted to the body of the person as of the bangles which have the shape of a ring that does not have ends in order to pass the energies outside but send it to the body once again.
12. Why do we have to visit temples?
Temples are often placed strategically at places where positive energies are abundantly available from electric and magnetic wave distributions of south/north pole thrust. The main god, or idol, gets placed centrally to the temple. There are copper plates buried beneath this main idol. They absorb the magnetic waves of earth and radiate them around. Thus, those that regularly visit temples and walk clockwise around their main idol receive magnetic waves, and their body absorbs them. Regular visiting is going to let them absorb more positive energies. From a scientific point of view, we all need positive energies in order to have our life healthy.
In Hindu Tantra, a Sri Yantra represents the cosmos. The triangles form interlocking arrangements that culminate at the center or Bindu. This signifies the human body and its correlation with the cosmos as the center of origin. The Sri Yantra ushers peace and prosperity upon you. Grab this for yourself and your family for a peaceful tomorrow.
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