#1. Science behind visiting temples.
There is a science behind the infrastructure of temples. The location itself is a powerhouse of positive energy based on the magnetic and electric wave distributions of north/south pole thrust.
The main idol is placed in the core centre of the temple, known as Garbhagriha or Moolasthanam. This is where earth’s magnetic waves are found to be maximum.
Scientifically, it is a positive energy that we all require to have a healthy life.
#2. The reason behind taking a parikrama – encircling the idol.
There are some copper plates, inscribed with Vedic scripts, buried beneath the main idol. These copper plates absorb earth’s magnetic waves and radiate it to the surroundings. Thus a person regularly visiting a temple and walking clockwise around the main idol receives the beamed magnetic waves, and her/his body absorbs it. This is a very slow process, and a regular visit will let you absorb more of this positive energy.
#3. Why Tulsi leaves are not chewed?
Tulsi ji, considered as Lord Vishnu’s wife is revered as per Hindu tradition. Chewing it is a mark of disrespect. Now let’s look at the science behind. Tulsi leaves contain loads of mercury and iron. Chewing those result in tooth decay and discolouration.
#4. Importance of Panchamrit.
A concoction of five ingredients – milk, curd, ghee, honey, mishri; panchamrit is a must in every Hindu ritual. The health benefits being: skin cleanser, healthy hair, immunity booster, brain vitalizer, treating impotence and recommended in pregnancy.
#5. Science behind looking at your hands and praying as soon as you wake up.
The point is to visualise Goddess Lakshmi, Devi Saraswati in the centre and Sri Govinda at the base in one’s hands in the early morning and contemplate on them. The underlying science is, swiftly changing the position of the body from horizontal to vertical can increase the chances of a heart attack. Chanting the mantra regulates the blood flow which the heart pumps.
It is estimated that 23% of heart patients succumb to heart failures when they suddenly get up or stand from lying position.
कराग्रे वसते लक्ष्मिः करमध्ये सरस्वति । करमूले तु गोविन्दः प्रभाते करदर्शनम्
#6. The science behind fasting.
The underlying principle of fasting is in accordance with Ayurveda. Over time body needs to get rid of the toxins that get accumulated within. Fasting is one of the best ways to cleanse the body. The digestive system gets to rest and the body gets an opportunity to cleanse itself.
#7. Why are Hindu temples closed during eclipses?
Temples are built up strategically to function as quantum healing centres. During an eclipse, the aura around the idol is imbalanced. According to Hindu mythology, during an eclipse; the heavenly bodies, particularly the sun and the moon emit negative energies. Therefore, to avoid the harmful emissions to bother the devotees the temple doors are closed. Moreover, Tulsi leaves are used to cover the deities since they are known for absorbing harmful radiations.
#8. Why is a Peepal tree worshiped?
Peepal tree is considered as holy in all the Hindu rituals. Hardly anyone knows it is one of the few or probably the only tree which emits back oxygen at night.
#9. Importance of sitting on the floor and eating.
The traditional way of eating as per Hindu ideology is to sit on the floor with legs crossed (Sukhasana). The logic behind is to help the circulatory system concentrate completely on the digestion part and not on managing the dangling feet from the chair.
#10. Why do we start with spice and end with sweet?
The significance of this eating methodology is that while spicy things activate the digestive juices and acids and ensure that the digestion process goes on smoothly and efficiently, sweets or carbohydrates pull down the digestive process. Hence, sweets were always recommended to be taken as the last item.
#11. Importance of ear pierce.
Since age unknown, it is believed that ear piercing helps in the development of intellect, the power of thinking and decision making faculties. The Western world has also taken over the idea, and so they are getting their ears pierced to wear fancy earrings as a mark of fashion.
#12. Sleep with your head towards north.
A dead body is placed with the head pointing towards the north as per Hindu culture. The fact is, the human body has its own magnetic field and Earth is a giant magnet. When we sleep with head towards north, the symmetry breaks. This results to the problems related to blood pressure, heart issues, Alzheimer’s and headaches.