India is a country with hundreds ofdifferent cultures living together, with many different rituals and manydifferent ways of living. Hinduism is one of the largest religions in the worldand 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 sarijoining her hands and greeting you. We all will be wondering that why can’tthey just come and shake hands with us and greet us or why can’t the just greetus in a western way. Well, there is a reason behind the Indian way of greetingtoo not only because their ancestors did so but also a scientific reason behindthis. I will put in picture a few of these rituals and habits.
It’s a common thing in India to seeyoungsters touching their elder’s feet. It’s not very common to see a persontouching anyone’s feet in the other countries. Indians touch their elder’s feetto take their blessings, but they even take in their positive energy. This happensautomatically without us realizing that you have taken in the energy.
Thishappens because there is a chakra system around our body, our body is dividedinto seven chakras and they are present all over our body one of them is in ourtoe. These chakras are the centers of our spiritual power and when we touchanyone of them we accept their positive energy. A person joining his hands together andsaying “Namaste” is very common in India.
‘Namaste’ is a way to greetsomeone but why should they greet us by putting together their hands? Can’tthey just shake hands? Well, they do so because germs don’t get carried forwardto others and because there are pressure points on our hands, which getpressured when we join our hands. This enables us to pay attention to what theperson says and help us remember the person for a very long time. In India, people prefer sleeping with theirheads towards the south, west or the east. We all may think what differencedoes it make we just have to sleep but it does make a huge difference.
If wesleep with our head towards the north we may get up the next morning with aheadache. This happens because the earth’s magnetic felid is stronger towardsthe north and therefore our blood (which contain iron) is carried upwards. Nowthat the blood is in our head for as long as we sleep we have a tendency ofgetting a headache. In Indian villages, people don’t sit onchairs and eat instead they sit on the floor with crossed legs. This posture isactually one of the yoga asana (sukashan). This posture helps in charming downour body and sends a signal to the brain to start our digestive system. Indian temples are famous all over theglobe because of their magnificent architecture.
Every temple is unique inIndia but all of these holy places have one thing in common and that is thepresence of ‘bells’. These bells are not made up of ordinary metals these aremade up of metals, which are not easily available like copper, chromium, andzinc. When we hit the bells the bells make a sound that lasts for at least 7seconds in these 7 seconds the brain gives signals and activates all the 7healing points. The bells sounds give peace to our brain and help relax aperson. The sound produced creates unity between our left and right brain,which increases concentration. Living in India is just like living inparadise. In India, we all are different but united when it comes to culture. Apopulation of more than a hundred corers, hundreds of different languages, manydifferent religions but when it comes to greeting someone it will still stay’Namaste’.
Celebrating with others is what we Indians like to do. We aregrowing and we are forgetting about our own culture because we feel it doesn’tmake sense. Now that you all know what’s the science behind it I believe that afew may practice these rituals.