Scientific facts in Hindu religion rituals
As a Hindu, a person is very well aware of the Indian culture and its tradition. The devotees perform various activities which relate to them with their Gods/Goddesses.
Now, Here in this article of SAIKISITE, I’ll tell you all the basic logic behind these rituals which are performed by the Hindu religious.
Everything which is being performed by the Hindus in the Hindu religion has a great scientific logic behind it. Before I could start anything, I would like to state that it’s just my own observations and preferences and you just read all these observations but don’t correlate with ethics of spiritual hymn of devotion.
Use of incense sticks commonly known as “Agarbatti” a fragrance stick
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Incense sticks are used by the Hindus from their home to the temple and to even their shops. Some even use it at their offices. These are generally used for religious purposes and also used on the auspicious ceremonies and propitious occasions. The Hindus use it in front of their Gods as according it is there in the tradition but they are unaware of the basic and logical effect and importance of its use.
The incense sticks have a very good and pleasant aroma which refreshes our minds. Just by inhaling it, mixed with surrounding air, it totally energises our mood and helps us to concentrate on our work. The essence of fragrances which comes out from the incense sticks are because of many botanical herbs and shrubs like sandalwood, clove, lavender, flowers having fragrances like of roses or jasmines etc.. Sometimes, artificial fragrances are also added in place of the natural fragrance. The fragrance reduces stress and brings positivity for others in humankind.
The effect of fragrance over brain which brings us towards positivity and relaxing condition is also very irritating for some people because of brain senses. Inhalation of fragrances reaches to our nose where several sensory neurones called olfactory epithelium are present which allow the detection and identification of the odour of the sticks. The nose sensory neurones reach to the olfactory bulb which is present in the forebrain that relays the signal to other brain areas for additional processing. One of these areas is the Piriform cortex, a collection of neurones located just behind the olfactory bulb that works to identify the smell.
Why are Incense sticks inserted near the ‘Tulsi'(Basil’s leaves) plant?
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The essential mineral elements for the Tulsi plant (holy basil) growth are nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulphur, manganese, zinc etc.. These essential elements can easily be achieved from the incense sticks which are fixed or inserted near the land of the Tulsi plant (holy basil). Thus, the chemical composition provides fertile soil which improves its growth. Therefore the basic reason behind the use of incense sticks is the presence of essential elements.
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Why is the temple bell hanged upon the main entrance of temple ?
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The temple bell symbolises the energy of sound which depicts the pilgrim concentration towards the sound of the temple by its echo effect. It attracts the positive vibes of sound energy reaches to mind to develop a sound body. Thus, the use of temple bell is to concentrate our sound and mind energy towards our deity before entering into the temple.
The metal effect of sound echo into temple provides the “chi” energy into our mind which consoles our soul and deviated energy of mind.
Inside the brain, there is auditory cortex as an adjacent neurone tends to respond to sound frequencies of sounds which enhance the audible part of the hearing. The sound is processed in a different region of auditory cortex as it is being manipulated according to their perceiving sound frequency.
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