India is a country known for its culture and heritage. There are thousands of temples spread across the country in beautifully designed- depicting various significance.
Visiting temples can be much more than to just obtain calm and spiritual blessings. There are scientific reasons as to why people should see these mesmerizing portrayals of heritage.
To gain more perspective on the matter, here are some of the reasons why people go to temples.
Hindu temples are intentionally built where the earth's positive energy is available abundantly from the magnetic and electric wave conveyances of north/south post push.
The temple structure is built after the God's idol is constructed, known as "Garbhagriha", which is placed at a high positive wave-centric place.
When we visit a Hindu temple, our five primary senses - sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell are activated by the temple's positive energy. It is said that the place of worship is contented only when these five senses are completely activated by the absorption of positive energy in the structure.
Earlier, temples were designed in a traditional way where the structure's floors were considered to be conductors of positive vibration. These pure vibrations are supposed to travel through our feet into our entire body.
Also, shoes are used to travel everywhere. Therefore they collect a lot of dirt and impurities. Entering barefoot would retain the purity of the temple environment.
There is much more to ringing the temple bell than creating a melody for the ears.
When entering the core center or Moolasthanam, where the bell is placed. While ringing, they create a resonance of sound which creates a unity in the left and right parts of our brains through the ears. The bell produces an enduring sound that resonates for seven seconds in the echo mode.
This duration of echo is necessary to activate the seven healing centers in our body. The sound helps our brain to eliminate every negative thought from our mind. This bell sound is also absorbed by the idol and vibrated within the Garbha Gudi for a certain period.
The center core of the temple, where the idol is placed, is usually dark. While doing Aarthi or lighting the camphor, people are able to see the light once they open their eyes. The light seen inside the dark activates our sense of sight. Also, lighting camphor absorbs the heat and vibrations within the Garbha Gudi for a certain amount of time.
Once the Aarthi is done, it is brought to us to place our hand over the light. By doing so, our hands enable us to absorb the warmth from the fire, activating our senses.
Theertham is the water with Tulsi, Pacha Karpooram, Saffron , usually offered in a silver or copper vessel. Tulsi leaves are dipped in the water. According to Ayurveda, water stored in a copper/silver vessel has the unique ability to balance all the three doshas (Vata, Pitha, Kapha) in your body. By consuming this water, it activates our taste senses. Some of the additional benefits of drinking Theertham water from a copper or silver vessel are that it cures sore throat, common cold or fever, coughs, respiratory disorders, kidney stones, heart disorders, and other diseases.
Flowers are pleasing to the eyes; they spread fragrance and they are soft to touch, making it a perfect offering for God. Specific flowers like rose petals, jasmine and marigold are offered to the temple. This is because these flowers have a specific fragrance. When the fragrance is mixed with camphor and incense sticks, they play a vital essence in keeping our smell sense energetic and provide a pleasant atmosphere to the mind and body spiritually.
After all the rituals, we need to do pradakshina around the temple in a clockwise direction nine times. Pradakshina literally means “right side” in Sanskrit. The importance of Pradakshina is that after the idol or Garbhagriha absorbs all the energy from the bell sound and camphor heat, it generates positive energy within the center for a certain period.
Therefore, doing Pradakshina at this point is beneficial for us to absorb all the positive vibrations into the body.
Since ancient times, the spot between the two eyebrows is considered a major nerve point (Ajna Chakra) in the human body. The activation of Ajna Chakra on the forehead activates the spiritual world. This Chakra is the center of the lower Buddhic or cosmic consciousness.
When the priest applies the Tilak, it is considered to prevent the loss of spiritual energy and control various concentration levels. While anointing Kumkum, the points on the mid-brow region and Ajna Chakra are automatically stimulated, facilitating blood supply in the face.
Not all fruits are appropriate to be offered to the temple. Certain fruits, like coconut and banana, are considered to be the most "sacred fruits". This is unique as all the other fruits, like apple, is a strained fruit as apple tree breeds from the seed of another eaten fruit.
Coconut or banana, the outer shell isn't used for anything. To cultivate a coconut tree, one needs to plant a whole coconut, and the banana tree grows from sampling. Our ancestors have been found to offer these fruits for time immoreal and since then, the ritual is religiously followed.
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