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Scientific Reasons Behind These Popular Indian Traditions


Indian traditions and Culture are something which has now become renowned all across the world.  We all refer to India and its culture as something very diverse and unique. But seldom do we give a thought to why things are done in certain specific ways. Indian Culture is full of several unique customs and traditions, which outsiders might find really intriguing. Most of these originate from the Ancient Indian scriptures and texts, which have dictated the way of life in India for thousands of years.

But have you ever wondered why are these things important? Why a bride applies Mehendi during her marriage or why are there bells in a temple? What are the reasons behind these traditions?

Well, if you don’t know, need not worry because this is what we will be talking about today, the scientific reasons behind all such traditions that we follow. C’mon, let’s have a look.

1.Idolatry or Murti Puja

Indian Tradition
As indicated by the sources, focusing on a specific photograph or a picture can really settle your brain. Additionally, the sort of mental pictures one sees or imagines help in forming the working of the brain. Visualisation will just help in building a solid association while the energy of your psyche will help with holding the same.


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According to the Speaking Tree’s article, Sindoor is prepared using mercury, turmeric, and lime. Mercury acts as a catalyst that helps ease stress while keeping the brain active and alert. Mercury also helps in controlling blood pressure, activating sexual drive and libidinal energy.

3.Throwing coins into a river

Indian Tradition
As indicated by the sources, tossing coins in the rivers was one way our ancestors guaranteed we allow adequate copper which is a fundamental metal and is exceptionally helpful to the human body as a feature of the water as rivers were the main providers of drinking water. Making it a custom ensured that all of us follow the practice.

4.Toe rings

Indian tradition
A specific nerve from the second toe connects the uterus and goes to the heart. According to the sources, wearing toe ring on the finger strengthens the uterus. Rings keep uterus sound by directing the bloodstream to it, and the menstrual cycle gets regular. As silver is a decent conductor, it additionally assimilates polar energies from the earth and passes it to the body.

5.Sikha or Choti on the male head

Indian Tradition
Sushrut Rishi, the foremost pioneer of Ayurveda, described the master sensitive spot on the head as Adhipati Marma, where there is a nexus of all nerves. The Sikha protects this spot. Below, in the brain, occurs the Brahmarandhra, where the sushumnã (nerve) arrives from the lower part of the body.

6.Applying Mehendi

Indian Tradition
Mehendi is known as a powerful herb. According to the sources, application of mehndi can prevent too much stress because it cools the body and keeps the nerves from becoming tense. This is the reason why mehndi is applied on the hands and feet.

7.Bells in the temple

Indian Tradition
According to Agama Sastra, the bell is used to give sound for keeping evil forces away. However, the scientific reason behind bells is that their ring clears our mind and helps us stay sharp and keep our full concentration on devotional purpose.

8.No meat on particular days

Indian tradition
The reason is that as a human being we need only a little amount of meat to fulfill the requirements of our body such as iron, Vitamin B12, and other vital nutrients. Addiction of meat can cause diseases like piles, kidney stones, colon cancer, etc.

9.Charan Sparsh

Indian Tradition
Touching the feet encourages the flow of energy and when elders touch the head of the person in blessing, energy is again exchanged between them. This exchange of energy gives one vigor, self-confidence and contentment, one experiences an inner glow. The blessings received after Charan Sparsh are like invisible armor as it motivates and gives strength.


Indian Tradition
science believes that joining the two hands guarantees to join the tips of the fingers together; which are denoted to the pressure points of eyes, ears, and mind. Squeezing them together is said to enact the pressure which helps us remember that individual for quite a while.