Traditions in Hinduism were considered mainly as superstitions, but with the advent of science, it is becoming evident that these traditions are based on some scientific knowledge and moved from generations to generations as traditions. Though the common people did not know science in it, they were following it very faithfully over the years.
ಮರಗಳು or Trees
People are advised to worship Neem and Banyan tree in the morning. Inhaling the air near these trees, is good for health , cures many diseases and clears Lungs
ಯೋಗಾಭ್ಯಾಸ or Learning Yoga
If you are trying to look ways for stress management, there can’t be anything other than Hindu Yoga aasana Pranayama (inhaling and exhaling air slowly using one of the nostrils).
ಪ್ರತಿಷ್ಟಾಪನೆ or Installation of Idol
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 benefiting the worshipper.
ತುಳಸೀಪೂಜೆ or Puja on Basil Tree
Every Hindu household has a Tulsi plant. Tulsi or Basil leaves when consumed, keeps our immune system strong to help prevent the H1N1 disease.
ಮಂತ್ರಪಠಣೆ or Reciting Mantra
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.
ಭಸ್ಮ or Ash
Hindus keep the holy ash in their forehead after taking a bath, this removes excess water from your head.
ಕುಂಕುಮ or KukKum
Women keep kumkum bindi on their forehead that protects from being hypnotized.
ಕೈಯಿಂದ ಊಟ or Eating from 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.
ಬಾಳೆಯೆಲೆ ಊಟ or Eating Food on 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
ಕಿವಿ ಚುಚ್ಚಿಸೋ ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ or Ear piercing cermony
Piercing of baby’s ears is actually part of acupuncture treatment. The point where the ear is pierced helps in curing Asthma.
ಅರಿಶಿನ or Turmeric Powder
Sprinkling turmeric mixed water around the house before prayers and after. Its known that turmeric has antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities.
ಗೋಮಯ or 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.
ಗೋಮೂತ್ರ or 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.
ಶಿಕ್ಷೆ or Teacher
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 behavioral problems.
ದೀಪ or Lamp
Lighting ‘diyas’ or oil or ghee lamps in temples and house fills the surroundings with positivity and recharges your senses.
ಯಜ್ಞೋಪವೀತ or Sacred thread
Janivara, or the string on a Brahmin’s body, is also a part of Acupressure ‘Janivara’ and keeps the wearer safe from several diseases.
ಮಾವಿನ ತೋರಣ or Mango Leaves
Decorating the main door with ‘Torana’- a string of Mangoes leaves , Neem Tree leaves , Ashoka Tree leaves actually purifies the atmosphere and disinfects the area around acts as Anti-septic.
ಚರಣಸ್ಪರ್ಶ or Touching Legs
Touching your elder’s feet keeps your backbone in good shape.
ಚಿತೆ or Creamation
Cremation or burning the dead, is one of the cleanest form of disposing off the dead body.
ॐ or OM
Chanting the mantra ‘Om’ leads to significant reduction in heart rate which leads to a deep form of relaxation with increased alertness.
ಹನುಮಾನ್ ಚಾಲೀಸಾ ಪಠಣೆ or Reciting Hanuman Chalisa
Hanuman Chalisa, according to NASA, has the exact calculation of the distance between Sun and the Earth.
ಶಂಖನಾದ or Conch Blowing
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.
One must share this, Very meaning full, No where in the World you will Find this.
———- Hari Om ———–