Scientific Reasons Why You Should Visit Hindu Temple
India is known for its rich Hindu culture and tradition. There are hundreds of mesmerising Hindu temples across the country in different design, shape, locations; but not all temples are built as described in Vedic literature. Paying visit to the temples is not only to get blessing but to get a calm and better mindset. The following 10 scientific reasons are the actual purpose of visiting the temple according to the Hindu script
The Location and Structure of The Temple
Temples are found deliberately at a place where the positive energy is available abundantly from the magnetic and electric wave conveyances of north/south post push. The idol of God is set at the core centre of the temple, known as “Garbhagriha” or “Moolasthanam”. Ideally, the structure of the temple is built after the idol has been placed in a high positive wave-centric place. This moolasthanam is the place where earth’s magnetic waves are discovered to be most extreme.
Removing Your Footwear Before Entering Temple
Temples are the place that contains pure vibrations of magnetic and electric fields with positive energy. In olden days, temples were built in such a way that the floor at the centre of the temple were good conductors of these positive vibrations allowing them to pass through our feet to the body. Hence, it is necessary to walk bare footed while you enter the core centre of the temple.
Another known reason is shoes and chappals are used everywhere hence, they tend to get all the impurities like dirt, germs etc which spoil the pure environment of the temple and is the source of negative energy.
Five senses of Human body are sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. These are activated by the following actions in the temple:
The positive energy in the temple is absorbed properly only if you ensure that all five senses are activated in your body while you are in the temple. Also, the place of worship is said to be pleased only if your five senses are pleased.
Ringing the temple bell when you enter the temple—Hearing Sense Activated
People who are visiting the temple should and will ring the bell before entering the inner temple (Garbhagudi, Garbhagriha, Moolasthanam or womb-chamber) where the main idol is placed. These bells are made in such a way that when they produce a sound it creates a unity in the left and right parts of our brains. The moment we ring the bell, it produces a sharp and enduring sound which lasts for minimum of 7 seconds in echo mode. The duration of echo is good enough to activate all the seven healing centres in our body. This results in emptying our brain from all negative thoughts. This bell sound is also absorbed by the idol and vibrated within the Garbhagudi for a certain period of time.
Lighting Camphor in Front of Idol—Sight Sense Activated
The inner core of the temple is usually dark where the idol is placed. You usually close your eyes to pray and when you open your eyes you should see the camphor which was lit to do the aarthi in front of the idol. This light seen inside the dark activates your sight sense.
The other reason of lighting camphor is for the idol to absorb the heat and vibrate within the Garbhagudi for certain period.
Put your hands over the camphor flames and then touch eyes—Touch Sense Activated
Once the camphor is brought to you after offering the prayer, you usually put your hands over the camphor to make your hands warm and then you touch your eyes with your warm hands. This action assures your touch sense is active.
Offering flowers to God at the temple—Smell Sense Activated
Flower, is good to see, spreads good fragrance, very soft to touch, the nectar given by flower pleases the tongue, and this combination is perfect for using at the temple.
Only specific flowers are used for offering to God like rose petals, jasmine, marigold based on different factors, amongst them fragrance is most important. The fragrance of the flower, camphor and instance sticks all together have the strong essence to keep your smell sense active and pleasant giving calmness to the mind.
Drinking Theertham—Taste Sense Activated
The next part of your act would be to drink theertham ideally from a silver or a copper vessel. The water used for theertham usually would contain tulasi leaves dipped in water and must be stored at least for eight hours in the copper vessel. According to Ayurveda, water stored in a copper vessel has the ability to balance all the three doshas in your body, (vata, kapha and pitta) and it does so by positively charging the water. By drinking this tulasi water, you activate the taste sense. The other benefits of drinking tulasi water from a copper or silver vessel also includes cure for soar throats, fever and common cold, coughs, respiratory disorder, formation of kidney stone and heart disorder chances will be reduced.
Doing Pradakshina around the Garbhagriha/Moolasthanam
Finally, after performing all the above rituals you have to walk around the idol inside the Garbhagirha, the inner-most chamber of temple in clockwise direction for nine times. Pradakshina literary means right side in Sanskrit.
The idol inside the Garbhagriha absorbs all the energy from the bell sound, camphor heat and vibrates the positive energy within the Garbhagriha for a certain duration of time. When you do the Pradakshina at this point of time, you tend to absorb all these positive vibrations once your five senses are activated. This vibration inside the Garbhagriha is considerably less and hence it is advised to visit the temple very often and follow the same rituals again.
Applying Tilak/Kumkum given by the Temple Priest
On the forehead, between the two eyebrows, is a spot that is considered as a major nerve point in human body since ancient times. The tilak is believed to prevent the loss of “energy”, the red ‘kumkum’ between the eyebrows is said to retain energy in the human body and control the various levels of concentration. While applying kumkum the points on the mid-brow region and adnya-chakra are automatically pressed. This also facilitates the blood supply to the face muscles.
Why offer coconut and banana to God when you visit Hindu temples?
Coconut and banana are the only two fruits in this world which are considered to be “sacred fruits”. All other fruits are tainted fruits (partially eaten fruits). For example, the apple tree grows from the seed of another eaten fruit and that fruit is treated as tainted.
In the case of coconut and banana, the shell or the sleeves is not used for anything. To grow a coconut tree, you have to sow the entire coconut itself and Banana tree grows with the sampling. This is the reason why coconut and banana has an important place in all religious activities. Our ancestors had found this reality long ago and they had made it as a system which is still followed religiously.
(American Hindu Association)