science behind Hindu rituals and traditions

Hindus have been following many traditions and rituals for centuries.
These rituals and traditions were considered as superstitious, but there is a science behind each ritual that we follow from morning to evening and on some special occasions.

Here, are some of the rituals and traditions and logic behind them-


“Namaste” i.e. joining your hands together. It involves pressing the tips of the fingers of both the hands together. These are linked to pressure points in the eyes, ears, and mind, which activate the mind when we press them together so that we could remember the person for a long time.

secondly, by greeting in this manner we don’t come in contact with the person as we do in shaking hands, so it prevents the transfer of germs.

Sleeping direction-

It is said that while sleeping one’s head should not point in the direction of north. The science behind this said that our earth is a giant magnet it has its own magnet field like the human body.

when we point our head towards north direction then it becomes asymmetrical with the direction of the earth’s magnet field, in order to overcome this our body needs to work harder which can cause problems related to blood pressure.


Fasting has many advantages like it regulates our body’s metabolic activity, boosts brain function, enhances heart health, hormonal balance, etc.

Bhagwat Gita path(chanting)-

Bhagwat Gita is a source of solutions to any of our life’s problem.

It gives the direction in the time of difficulty to a human being. “Karma is the ultimate truth.” Lord Krishna, gives direction for the welfare of the whole world in Bhagwat Gita.

In the battle of Mahabharat as a charioteer, He was a source of direction in the life of Arjuna.

Charan Sparsh (Touching feet)-

When we touch the feet of our elder ones or god. They are pious for us, we are free from ego, then their hearts emit positive energy, which reaches us through their toes or hands in the form of Ashirwad.

our brains nerves end at our hands when we touch the feet of our elder a circuit is completed and the positive energy reaches our mind.

Ear piercing-

Indian physicians and philosophers believe that piercing the ears helps in the development of intellect, power of thinking, and decision making faculties.

It also helps in speech restraint and ear channels also become free from disorders.

Eating food sitting on the ground-

When we sit on the ground while eating we sit in the “Sukh Asan” position in YOGA. It improves the digestion system.

Applying mehndi on hands and feet-

Mehndi is a medicinal herb, it is cold in nature. It keeps the body cool and releases stress.

Worshipping the “Peepal” tree-

“Peepal” is the only tree that gives oxygen in the night too. In order to save this tree Hindu worship Peepal tree.

Bells in the Hindu temple

When the bell rings it produces a sound which generates an echo lasts for at least 7 seconds, it unites the left and right portions of our brain, and activates all the seven healing centers in our body.

Bells of the Temple

Tilak on the forehead-

The point on the forehead, between the eyebrows, is the point of concentration and retains all the energy in the body.

From the ancient time, it is believed that the red kumkum in the form of tilak prevents the loss of energy from the body.

women wear toe ring

Toe rings are generally worn on the second toe. The nerve from the second toe connects with the uterus. Wearing it on the second toe strengthens uterus and keeps it healthy by maintaining blood pressure.

Worshipping “Tulsi” plant-

Tulsi is a natural herb it prevents the human body from many diseases. It prevents insects and mosquitoes to enter into the house.

Vedic sages called it sanjeevani and Goddess to take care of it.

Applying sindoor by married women-

Sindoor is prepared by mixing turmeric, lime, and the metal mercury. Due to its intrinsic properties, mercury controls blood pressure and activates sexual drive. Thus, sindoor should be applied right up to the pituitary gland, known as the master gland where all our feelings are centered.

Idol worshipping

Researchers believe that it was initiated for the purpose of increasing the concentration during the prayers and to gain positive energy.

Idol of Lord Radha Krishna