20 Traditions Followed By The Hindus And The Scientific Reasons Behind Them

Hinduism is indeed a religion of depths. With the Digital age zooming up, many are left to ponder if there is any logical reasoning behind the numerous Indian traditions we follow.

Often, people from different generations fight over why do we even need to follow them and how are they ever-relevant in the modern world?

But trust us, not every Hindu tradition is a superstition. Please do not ignore the customs that have been handed-down from one generations to another owing to ignorance and lack of clarity.

You would be surprised to know that our fore-fathers were way ahead of their times and that they made it a point to smartly modify health practices in the name of religion.

We are cent percent sure that many midst you would not be aware of the scientific reasons behind the traditions we follow.

Please look through these and you will agree with us on the note that we are over-looking the greatness of our rich culture and that it deserves more lauding than what it actually is; now!


1. Piercing Ears

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It’s been scientifically proven that piercing ears is a form of acupuncture that can mitigate the flow of blood in your body. A right piercing at the right place and time can actually work wonders for your well-being.Piercing your ears can help you think intellectually, improve your sense of reasoning and decision-making.


2. Fasting at regular-intervals

Fasting at regular-intervals

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The basic cause of all illnesses is the accumulation of waste and oxidants in your body. Fasting at regular intervals can help the body to flush the toxins out and aide in living a healthier and longer life.

Indian tradition suggests that we must fast with the substitutionary consumption of fluids and fruits which is the most prescribed form of de-oxidizing the body by doctors.


3. Applying Sindoor on the centre of forehead

Applying Sindoor on the centre of forehead

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‘The pituitary gland is a pea-sized structure located at the base of the brain, just below the hypothalamus and attached to it by nerve fibres. It is part of the endocrine system and produces hormones which control other glands as well as various bodily functions.’

Applying Sindoor on this spot at regular intervals will help control blood pressure and activates inner zeal & peace. The Indian sindoor- is made from turmeric, lime and also contains little traces of mercury metal which aides in cooling our system and controlling blood pressure as well.


4. Worshipping Idols

 Worshipping Idols

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When we worship a customary form and bow-down to the same, it makes it easier for the brain to relate to the shape, colour and structure. According to psychologists this can make us abide to the form sub-consciously, believe in it and also increase our concentration whilst praying.


5. Why Do We Wear Bangles on Wrists

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There’s a reason behind wearing bangles. Wearing bangles on wrists help us revert the energy from outside  (epidermal layer) to the insides of the body. Thereby boosting our metabolism and keeping us active. As metals are a good conductor they also absorb polar energies from earth and pass it to the body.


6. Wearing Toe Rings

Wearing Toe rings

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There’s a reason behind wearing toe-rings. A particular nerve from the second toe connects to the uterus and passes to the heart. Wearing a ring on this finger strengthens the uterus. It will keep it healthy by regulating the blood flow and menstrual cycle. As silver is a good conductor it also absorbs polar energies from earth and passes it to the body.


7. Greeting folks with a Namaste.


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Joining our hands together makes the ends of our fingers meet which instigates the right pressure points and aides the brain in remembering the person for a long, vivid time. Also, greeting with a Namaste is considered a healthier option owing to the fact that it minimalizes the transfer of germs from one person to another.


8. Serving Sweets at the end of meals

 Serving sweets at the end of meals

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It’s a common practice in India meals to start serving the spicy dishes in the first course and ending the meal with sweet desserts. The reason behind this is that spicy food instigates extra flow of hydrochloric acid inside your tummy and can lead to formation of extra gas and high acidity.

Customarily ending the meals with a sweet dessert can aide in bringing balance of hydrochloric acid in the system thereby keeps the digestive system well-lubricated.


9. Eating from Banana Leaves

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Banana leaves are often used to serve meals in South India. The hidden reason behind it is that they’re a rich source of Vitamin-C.

When hot meals are served on banana leaves, the stomata of the leaves oozes out oodles of vitamins that combine with the food and make our body system hale and healthy.


10. Growing a Neem tree and a Tulsi plant is mandatory in every Brahmin household in India.

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Tulsi and Neem leaves are renowned for their medicinal properties. It’s supposed to be so good that even inhaling the air in which they are planted is considered to be healthy and anti-oxidizing for the body.


11. Blowing a conch-shell during prayers

Blowing a conch-shell during prayers

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Blowing a conch-shell during prayers is a practice that has been handed over many generations in India. In fact every household in India has at least one conch-shell which they blow-into during prayers and recitals. The major reason is that it’s a good exercise for our lungs and can supplement the healthy functioning of our respiratory system.


12. Drinking from Glasses Without Sipping (Lip-contact).

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Sipping from glasses can render transfer of germs and thereby lead to easy communication of diseases.

It’s time we realized that if we stick on to our traditions, we can ultimately stop the epidemics and lead a healthy life.


13. Applying Neem and Turmeric to skin

Applying Neem and Turmeric to skin

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Neem and Turmeric are best salves for almost anything. Applying their fresh paste on our skin can prevent infections, stop dermal growth and even act as an antiseptic.


14. The Vimana of the temple Gopuram is always spike-shaped regardless of which god the temple is built for.

The ‘Vimana’ of the ‘Gopuram’ is always spike-shaped in a temple regardless of which god the temple is built for.

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The Vimana- the spike like structure that rests on top of the Gopuram is made of a costly and a rare metal called iridium that can evade lightning bolts.

‘Iridium’ has the power to earthen and ground any kind-of energy. This is the major reason why, the temples are built as the the highest so that it can earthen lightning bolts and save the surrounding buildings from such attacks.


15. Visiting Temples on a regular basis

Visiting Temples on a regular basis

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The Hindu temples are constructed in such a manner that they are located strategically on planes- highly abundant on energy. The main idol is placed inside a Garbagriha or Moolashtanam where the flow of magnetic waves is at its maximum.


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Many copper plates are also stacked around the idol which is an already existing magnetic field. Thereby anyone who circumambulates the temple feels a zeal of energy from within.


16.  Lighting a lamp every day

Lighting a lamp every day

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Lighting a lamp on a regular basis is a traditional practice in India. When we light a lamp the burning of the oil will absorb all bad vibrations in the environment and is said to bring about stability and peace in the family.


17. Chanting OM mantra

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OM- is the most chanted mantra all over the world. This sound symbol has the capacity to resonate calmness and the three letters that form the symbol are said to be representations of the three forms of the world i.e. the three states of matter- Solid, Liquid and Gas.

In every Indian household, Om is chanted at least 108 times a day. It’s also proven that regular chanting of this mantra brings about evolution of the human brain to a better scale of understanding.

Regular resonation of the ‘mantra’ accelerates blood flow into our veins which can also boost our metabolism and oxidise our cells.


18. Why do temples have huge-bells?

Why do temples have ‘huge-bells’?

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The bell in Hindu temples is used to said to produce a sound that lasts for a minimum of seven seconds in echo mode. This duration is good enough to activate all the seven healing points of our body thus emptying our brain from all kind of negative thoughts.


19. Why do people circumambulate ( go around and worship) the Peepal tree?

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Folks of this generation would laugh at the fact that the ancient generation had the habit of circumambulating around the Peepal tree.The younger generation laugh it off stating that is of no-use because ‘Peepal’ doesn’t yield tasty fruits nor does it provide useful wood.

But the scientific reason behind it is that it provides almost 50% more oxygen than other trees. It yields oxygen even at night which is why planting one in your neighbourhood can rejuvenate and boost the oxygen level in the atmosphere.


20. Applying Mehendi on palms and legs

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Application of Henna on your palms and legs helps to cool the body system and also acts as a great stress-buster. Henna also aides in proper functioning of your nervous system and helps to reduce nerve twitching due to high stress.

We hope that you found this post interesting enough to delve and accept the fact that you should be proud of our culture and the strings attached along with it.
From now on, if someone chides you for being traditional and orthodox; rub these on their face and make them understand that, there’s logic behind anything we follow!


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