INDIA by the name itself people can imagine the bright and colourful tradition and culture, infact the Indian culture is woven with customs and traditions. Traditional practices are a very important part of an indian, it is an approach followed over the years and has been handed over from generation to generation ensuring that it will lead to a high degree of spiritual and honour.
In this blog of mine I am going to mention 10 common indian traditions which have a strong reason behind them for which they are followed.
Ever wondered why we indians always prefer namaste rather than shaking hands ? Well the reason is when you join both your hands and fingers together it results in the activation of pressure points in our minds , eyes and ears which helps in remembering the person for a long time.
2. Wishing wells
If you have been to any indian temple you would notice either a pond or a well in the temple premises and people tossing coins in them and wishing there wants. It is believed that this ritual brings luck to one’s life, and not only this but it also that in ancient India the coins were made of copper, tossing a copper coin into a river , pond or well and drinking that water was a way of improving your health with supply of minerals into the human body.
3. Why do indians put kumkum or bindi?
The Tilak or bindi is considered to be a great significance in the western culture, but the scientific fact of behind it is that there is a major nerve which runs between our eyesbrows, hence when you put kumkum or bindi in that point you are actually applying some amount of pressure which helps in the blood flow to your face. So next time try applying some kumkum.
4. Bells in a Hindu temple
Have you ever wondered why a Hindu temple has so many bells hung up so that people can ring them !! There is a strong reason behind it, when you ring the bell the sounds produced by the bell echoes for atleast 7 seconds which helps in activating the 7 healing centres in our body. Making is more active and focused on life.
5. Sweets after a meal !
An Indian meal usually starts with spicy food and then end with having sweets. But have you ever wondered why is this spicy and then sweet thing is done ? Well the reason is spicy food activates the digestive juices in our body which helps our body to regulate the digestion process, and when you have sweets at the end they help in reducing this process.
6. Applying Henna or Mehendi
Do you know why all theindian girls apply Mehendi or Henna during a wedding or any other occasions ? Weddings and indian occasions are very stressful, Henna is a powerful herb which helps the person to regulate their body temperature specially in their hands and feet. Hence reducing the stress in an occassion.
7. Why do indians sit on the ground and eat ?
Well it’s very rare to nowadays to find Indians sitting on the ground and eat, besides on any festivals, but in the ancient India people used to sit on the ground and eat not because they didn’t have tables but it is believed that having your meal by sitting on the ground will help in digestion and also prevent over eating.
8. Surya Namaskar
You might be familiar with this word as it is a important excercise in yoga, but did you ever why is this only done during the morning hours ? The reason is when you are performing the water offering ritual and look straight at the sun through the pouring water it helps improve your eyesight and in order to perform this you will be waking up early which is good for your overall health too.
9. Why do indians fast on festivals
Well fasting is not only performed in indian but other countries too, but did you know the scientific reason for that ? Science states that fasting helps us to detoxify all the harmful chemicals in our body and helps us deal with indigestion issues.
10. Touching elders feet
Well you must have noticed when an indian meets his parents or someone elder to him/her , they bend down and touch the person’s feet this is because touching ones feet is a symbol of great respect in india. It also helps the persons body to have a healthy glow of blood across his body and also absorb positive energy from the elderly from with his fingers.