Scientific Form of Religious Beliefs
- Do not marry in the same gotra: – It has been revealed in many researches that there is a treatment for the person not to have a genetic disease, ‘Separation of genes’, that is, one should not marry among their close relatives. Genes are not separated among relatives and there are chances of having diseases related to genes like color blindness etc. Perhaps the discovery of genes and DNA was done in the olden times and due to this the tradition of not marrying in one gotra was created.
- Tradition of ear piercing: – The tradition of piercing ears for both men and women has been going on since time immemorial. However, today the number of people who follow this tradition in the male category has reduced significantly. The scientific belief of this tradition is that it increases the power of thinking, the speech is good. The blood circulation of the veins going through the ears to the brain is controlled and organized. Ear piercing also provides health benefits of acupuncture. It is believed that even small children do not see this.
- Applying tilak on the forehead: – Women and men apply tilak of kumkum, sandalwood on the forehead. The scientific logic of this tradition is that between the two eyes is the Agya Chakra. Tilak is applied at this chakra place. By applying tilak on this chakra, our concentration increases. The mind does not get entangled in useless things. The pressure exerted by the finger or thumb while applying tilak regulates the blood circulation of the veins leading to the forehead. Blood cells are activated.
- Eating while sitting on the ground: – Eating food sitting on the ground is very beneficial for the digestive system and stomach. Sitting with a cross is a yoga posture. By sitting in this position, the mind remains calm and if the mind is calm while eating, then the digestion process remains good. While eating with a cross, a signal from the brain goes to the stomach that the stomach is ready to accept the food. Problems like gas, constipation, indigestion stay away by sitting in this posture.
- Namaste with folded hands: – Whenever we meet someone, we do Namaste or Namaskar with folded hands. The scientific logic of this tradition is that while doing Namaste, the tops of all the fingers come in contact with each other and there is pressure on them. The nerves of the fingers of the hands are related to all the major organs of the body. Due to this, if there is pressure on the fingers, then this acupressure (pressure) has a direct effect on our eyes, ears and brain. Also, by saying Namaste, we can remember the person in front for a long time. Another argument in this regard is that when we greet by shaking hands, the germs of the person in front can reach us. Whereas there is no physical contact with each other on doing Namaste and the virus spreading disease does not reach us.
- Beginning and ending of the meal with sweet: – In religious programs, the meal often begins with sweets and the meal also ends with sweets. Its scientific logic is that eating spicy food activates the digestive elements and acids inside our stomach. Due to this the digestive system works properly. Lastly, by eating sweets, the intensity of the acid decreases. It does not cause burning sensation in the stomach. And the fire which is quenched by sweetness pacifies the hunger.
- Worship of Peepal: – Generally the belief of the people is that all the wishes are fulfilled by the worship of Peepal. One of the arguments for this is that it is worshiped so that we protect and take care of the trees and respect the trees, not cut them. Peepal is the only tree which releases oxygen even at night. That is why its importance has been told much more than other trees.
- Sleeping with your head towards South: –
If you sleep with your feet towards the south, you get bad dreams. That is why one should sleep with feet towards the north. Its scientific logic is that when we sleep with our head towards the north, then our body comes in the line of the earth’s magnetic waves. The iron present in the body starts flowing towards the brain. This increases the risk of getting any disease related to the brain. Blood pressure may also become unbalanced. Sleeping with your head in the south direction does not cause these problems.
- Worshiping the Sun: – The tradition of saluting the Sun in the morning by offering water has been going on for a very long time. The scientific logic of this tradition is that while offering water, the rays of the sun coming from the water, when they reach our eyes, then the eyesight is good. Also, early morning sunlight is also beneficial for our skin. It is believed in the scriptures that by offering water to the Sun, one gets respect in the family and society. The inauspicious results of the Sun end in the horoscope.
- Keeping the braid: – In the olden times, all the sages used to keep the top on the head. Many people still have it today. In this regard, it is believed that the place where the peak is kept is the center of all the nerves of the brain. If the peak remains here, the mind remains stable. Anger does not come and the ability to think and understand increases. Mental strength is gained and concentration increases.
- Keeping fast: – People keep fast on worship, festival or Ekadashi. According to ayurveda, fasting improves digestion and taking fruits gives relief to the digestive system. According to researchers, fasting reduces the risk of cancer. The chances of getting diseases like heart related, diabetes etc. are also less.
- Touching the feet: – The tradition of touching the feet of an elder person while meeting him is going on since time immemorial. These sanskars are also taught to the children, so that they also respect the elders. In relation to this tradition, it is believed that the energy emanating from the brain reaches the front legs through our hands and reaches the hands of the elder person through the feet. While giving blessings, a person places his hand on the head of the one who touches the feet, due to which that energy again reaches our brain from the hands. This completes one cycle of energy.
- Applying Sindoor in the demand: – It is a mandatory tradition for married women to apply sindour in the demand. The argument in this regard is that vermilion contains turmeric, lime and mercury (mercury-liquid metal). The combination of these three controls the blood pressure of the body. It also reduces mental stress.
- Worship of Tulsi: – Worshiping Tulsi keeps happiness and prosperity in the house. There is peace. Its logic is that contact with basil strengthens our immune system. If there is basil in the house, then its leaves will also be used and many diseases stay away from it.
Jai Shankar Ki