India is a country with hundreds of
different cultures living together, with many different rituals and many
different ways of living. Hinduism is one of the largest religions in the world
and the Hinduism is full of cultures these cultures have shaped Indian rituals.
What is the first thing you see when you come to India? Maybe a lady in a sari
joining her hands and greeting you. We all will be wondering that why can’t
they just come and shake hands with us and greet us or why can’t the just greet
us in a western way. Well, there is a reason behind the Indian way of greeting
too not only because their ancestors did so but also a scientific reason behind
this. I will put in picture a few of these rituals and habits.
It’s a common thing in India to see
youngsters touching their elder’s feet. It’s not very common to see a person
touching anyone’s feet in the other countries. Indians touch their elder’s feet
to take their blessings, but they even take in their positive energy. This happens
automatically without us realizing that you have taken in the energy. This
happens because there is a chakra system around our body, our body is divided
into seven chakras and they are present all over our body one of them is in our
toe. These chakras are the centers of our spiritual power and when we touch
anyone of them we accept their positive energy.
A person joining his hands together and
saying “Namaste” is very common in India. ‘Namaste’ is a way to greet
someone but why should they greet us by putting together their hands? Can’t
they just shake hands? Well, they do so because germs don’t get carried forward
to others and because there are pressure points on our hands, which get
pressured when we join our hands. This enables us to pay attention to what the
person says and help us remember the person for a very long time.
In India, people prefer sleeping with their
heads towards the south, west or the east. We all may think what difference
does it make we just have to sleep but it does make a huge difference. If we
sleep with our head towards the north we may get up the next morning with a
headache. This happens because the earth’s magnetic felid is stronger towards
the north and therefore our blood (which contain iron) is carried upwards. Now
that the blood is in our head for as long as we sleep we have a tendency of
getting a headache.
In Indian villages, people don’t sit on
chairs and eat instead they sit on the floor with crossed legs. This posture is
actually one of the yoga asana (sukashan). This posture helps in charming down
our body and sends a signal to the brain to start our digestive system.
Indian temples are famous all over the
globe because of their magnificent architecture. Every temple is unique in
India but all of these holy places have one thing in common and that is the
presence of ‘bells’. These bells are not made up of ordinary metals these are
made up of metals, which are not easily available like copper, chromium, and
zinc. When we hit the bells the bells make a sound that lasts for at least 7
seconds in these 7 seconds the brain gives signals and activates all the 7
healing points. The bells sounds give peace to our brain and help relax a
person. The sound produced creates unity between our left and right brain,
which increases concentration.
Living in India is just like living in
paradise. In India, we all are different but united when it comes to culture. A
population of more than a hundred corers, hundreds of different languages, many
different religions but when it comes to greeting someone it will still stay
‘Namaste’. Celebrating with others is what we Indians like to do. We are
growing and we are forgetting about our own culture because we feel it doesn’t
make sense. Now that you all know what’s the science behind it I believe that a
few may practice these rituals.