There isn’t a need of any sort of blind belief to qualify for heaven; because there is science behind every single thing. Well, yes. Even Hinduism or Sanatana Dharma functions on the principles of Science i.e principles that can be identified, intuited and experienced.
Here are 7 examples that justify the practices of Hindutva being inspired by Science:
1. Folding Hands for ‘Namaskar’
When we fold hands in Namaskar, it ensures union of the tips of all the fingers; which are the pressure points of eyes, ears, and mind. Joining both hands results in the activation of pressure points all at once which ultimately helps us to remember that person for a long time
2. Adorning Hands With Mehndi
Apart from enhancing the beauty of hands, Mehndi has multiple medicinal properties. Since, occasions like Weddings are nerve-racking, and often, result in headaches and fevers, Mehndi keeps the body and mind cool.
3. Science behind Fasting
The concept of Fasting came into existence from Ayurveda. It sees the basic cause of diseases as the accumulation of toxic materials in the human body. And fasting helps in release of toxic substances from the digestive organs as it lowers the acid content in the body thereby helping people to retain their sanity.
4. Application of Sindoor Or Vermillion
Yes. Even Sindoor has a reason besides notifying about a woman’s married status. Sindoor is prepared by mixing turmeric-lime and the metal mercury. Owing to its basic properties, mercury, apart from controlling blood pressure also activates sexual drive. Interesting!
5. Worshiping Peepal Tree
Although Peepal tree is more or less useless except for its shadow, it needed a strong reason to possess such glorified status. And our ancestors found one. Peepal is one of the few trees (or maybe the only one) that produces oxygen even at night. No wonder why they related it to God.
6. Wearing Silver Toe Ring
As I said, there’s science behind everything. The significance of wearing Silver Toe ring on the second toe is that, a nerve from the second toe connects the uterus and passes to heart. It is said that wearing Silver ring on this finger strengthens the uterus and ensures menstrual cycles are regularized.
7. The Logic behind Charan Sparsh
When you touch someone’s feet, their hearts emit positive energy. Your fingers and palms become the ‘receptor’ of energy and the feet of other person become the ‘giver’ of energy. It enables the increase in cosmic energy, resulting through a quick connect between two minds and hearts.