Hindu Rituals – Hinduism is one of the oldest religions living in today’s world. With millions of followers, it is more of a way of life than a hardcore belief.
There are various rituals and traditions which the people of Hindu religion follow. Hinduism doesn’t have any founder, it has evolved with time through various practices and experiences. The Vedas and Upanishads are rich source of knowledge, which has the explanations of the way the world works.
Being born and brought up in a Hindu family, we often perform various hindu rituals owing to our richtradition& culture; without knowing the logic behind. But when we look deep into the ceremonies then we can find great deal of sense in the foundation of each practice. Be it surya-namaskar in the morning or of not sleeping in the northern direction at night.
More you understand this religion, more you will find it to be an epitome of ‘the perfect way of life’.
Hindu Rituals –
In this article, we would declassify some of the most practiced customs from our daily life.
To begin with, we would like to share the science behind joining hands to greet people, the gesture which is commonly known as ‘namaskar’. Though it is done as a mark of respect, but there is science behind it. Whenever we touch both the palms, the pressure points on the fingertip gets triggered. These points are connected to the eyes, ears & mind. Whenever they are pressed, the points trigger the eyes to register the person in mind for future. It is also a hygienic way of greeting someone.
Applying Kumkum or tilak in-between the brows on the forehead is practiced since ages.Thismiddle-point isa major nerve point. Be it bindi, a curd & turmeric spot, sandalwood paste dot or Kumkum tilak; it is applied here while performing puja or before going out to some work. The spot where the tilak is applied is known as Adnya-chakra, which is one of the seven chakras present in a human body to maintain the harmony within. When the tilak is applied, the point gets pressed and it activates a harmonious energy flow within the body, keeping the mind calm & composed. It also facilitates the blood circulation in the face muscles.
Hindu religion is known for the practice of idol worship. Though it is questioned and misunderstood as a superstitious practice, but our forefathers & rishis have a befitting explanation backed by scientific reason. According to psychiatrists, a person shapes his mind with the help of vision, so if the person gets a figure to idolize, it’s easier for him to meditate. Researches prove that, when we have something infront of our eyes like an idol or a burning diya, it increases one’s power of concentration.
You have often come across people worshipping the peepal tree, right? Being a millennial, it must have crossed your mind, that why they are worshipping a plant which doesn’t bear any edible fruit or hard wood for furniture. The fact is, peepal tree is one of such plants which gives out oxygen in the night. Owing to its beneficial quality our ancestors made it a point that we should worship it and plant it more and more. Rendering it to be a holy plant.
How can we forget our spice & rice(kheer)! Every person, who practices Hinduism is habituated to start their meals with spicy food and end it with some sweets. Did you know, that there is also science behind this? This is also a ritual, started by our ancestors. The spicy things on your platter ensures that you have proper secretion of digestive juices and acids, so that the digestion process is completed smoothly. Meetha at last ensures that, you should stop drooling, by withdrawing the secretion process.
These are hindu rituals which are backed by scientific reasons. From piercing of ear to wearing of toe-rings by women, taking bath early morning to having meal on the floor all have science in it. So next time if someone mocks at your way of life, be confident to show them the logic behind. We believe in living healthily and happily. It is our way and we are proud of it.