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Importance of Certain Hindu Practices And Rituals

Customs and traditions have always been an important part of Hindu religion and culture. There are a lot of Hindu customs and traditions observed in India. The culture of India has a history of more than 5,000 years. Each custom and practices have their own values and scientific basis on which it is being practised. Some of them have been explained below.

Why should Women wear Bangles?

Normally the wrist portion is in constant activation on any human. Also the pulse beat in this portion is mostly checked for all sorts of ailments. The Bangles used by women are normally in the wrist part of one’s hand and its constant friction increases the blood circulation level. Furthermore, the electricity passing out through outer skin is again reverted to one’s own body because of the ring shaped bangles, which has no ends to pass the energy outside but to send it back to the body.

Sitting on the Floor & Eating

This tradition is not just about sitting on floor and eating, it is regarding sitting in the “Sukhasan” position and then eating. Sukhasan is the position we normally use for Yoga asanas. Sitting in this position and having food helps in improving digestion, as the circulatory system can focus solely upon digestion unlike on our legs dangling from a chair supporting us while we are standing.

Throwing Coins into a River

The general reasoning given for this act is that it brings good luck. However, scientifically speaking, in the ancient times, most of the currency used was made of copper unlike the stainless steel coins of today. Copper is a vital metal very useful to the human body. Throwing coins in the river was one way our fore-fathers ensured we intake sufficient copper as part of the water as rivers were the only source of drinking water. Making it a custom ensured that all of us follow the practice.

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