Why do we worship Tulsi Plant | Science behind Tulasi Pooja

Why do we worship Tulsi Plant? What is the science behind Tulasi Pooja? Hindu religion has bestowed ‘Tulsi’, with the status of mother. Also known as ‘Sacred or Holy Basil’, Tulsi, has been recognized as a religious and spiritual devout in many parts of the world. The vedic sages knew the benefits of Tulsi and […]

Science behind Hindu Traditions

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‘The Science behind Hindu Traditions’ is elaborated in this post. Indian Customs Vs Scientific Reasons Traditions in Hinduism were considered mainly as superstitions, but with the advent of science, it is becoming evident that these traditions are based on some scientific knowledge and moved from generations to generations as traditions. Though the common people did […]

Paada Puja: Significance, Importance of Paada Pooja

Why do we do Paad Pooja (an ancient Indian ritual of welcoming a guest by washing his feet with water and flowers)? What is the significance of Paad Pooja? This question asked by a devotee at a Satsang of Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living.. Let’s hear/read what Sri Sri has said… In the olden days […]

Annaprashana in 2018 | Annoprashan or First Rice for Baby | Annaprasana Muhurat

Annaprasana, Feeding First Rice to Baby

Annaprashana, Annaprasana Vidhi, Annaprasan, Annaprasanam or Annoprashan are the various names for Feeding first rice for baby. This ritual is celebrated on the occasion of child’s first intake of food other than milk. During Annaprasana, elders and the parents of the child play a game with the child by giving him a tray containing a […]

Science behind Navratri Festival | Why we celebrate Navratras?

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Why do we have Navratras? Science behind Navratri Festival | Why we celebrate Navratras? Our living style has drastically changed if we compare it to the society hundreds & thousands of years ago. The traditions which we follow in present are not establishments of today but of the past. Ever thought, why do we have Navratras […]

What is the Purpose of Marriage?

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What is the purpose of marriage? Please explain in detail.. To this doubt raised by his disciple in Satsang, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living giving explanation in his words… You are asking the wrong person. Ask those who are married, ask them this question. I would say, it is an important institution. […]

Why do we worship Peepal Tree | Science behind Aswattha Pooja

Why do we worship Peepal Tree? Science behind Aswattha Pooja? ‘Peepal’ tree is almost useless for an ordinary person, except for its shadow. ‘Peepal’ does not a have a delicious fruit, its wood is not strong enough for any purpose then why should a common villager or person worship it or even care for it? Our […]

Why do Temples have Bells | Science behind Temple bells

Why do Temples have Bells? What is the science behind temple bells? People who are visiting the temple should and will Ring the bell before entering the inner sanctum (Garbhagudi or Garbha Gruha or womb-chamber) where the main idol is placed. According to Agama Sastra, the bell is used to give sound for keeping evil […]

Why do Indian Women wear Toe Rings | Science behind Toe rings

Why do Indian Women wear Toe Rings? What is the Science behind Toe rings? Wearing toe rings is not just the significance of married women but there is science behind it. Normally toe rings are worn on the second toe. A particular nerve from the second toe connects the uterus and passes to heart. Wearing toe […]

Why we join both palms together to greet | Science behind Namaskara

Why we join both palms together to greet or wish? What is the science behind Namaskara? In Hindu culture, people greet each other by joining their palms – termed as “Namaskar.” The general reason behind this tradition is that greeting by joining both the palms means respect. However, scientifically speaking, joining both hands ensures joining […]

Why we throw coins into River

Why we throw coins into River? Is there any science behind this Hindu tradition? 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 […]

Significance of Achamanam, What is Achamanam?

What is the significance of Achamanam and actually what is Achamanam. Since water is known as ‘Apa’ why it is called Achamanyam? The explanation for this doubt (raised by a devotee in Art of Living Satsang) is provided by Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji… Yes, water is also known as Achamanyam. This is a practice that has […]

Significance of Sesame in Puja

Sesame in Puja, Hinduism

Sesame oil is also known as til oil is regarded widely as the queen of oils. This is due to its multifold benefits in cooking, medicinal use and also in the traditional puja rituals in Hindu tradition. Sesame oil is widely known for its medicinal use in controlling blood pressure due to the rich presence […]

Significance of ringing the Bell during puja

The ringing of bells is one of the most significant rituals performed during the puja among the Hindu community. It is believed that the ringing of bells produces the sound Om which was the first sound to emerge in the universe. It would therefore ward off all negative influences out of the minds of the […]

Why do we apply the Holy Ash (Vibhuti Dharana / Bhasma Dharana)

Vibhuti Dharana Applying Holy Ash in Hinduism

In Hindu tradition, many devotees apply the holy ash known as Bhasma or Vibhuti on the forehead. The bhasma is the holy ash obtained after the wood is burnt in the homa. Here a special wood is used and other materials like ghee and other herbs are offered into the sacrificial fire. The word Bhasma […]

Pooja room, Why do Hindus have Puja Room?

In Hindu tradition, the pooja room is an inevitable part of any house. Be it a big mansion or a small house, there is always space for the puja room within the house. Due to space constraints in the modern day, sometimes shelfs or racks replace the room but still there will be a separate […]

Why do we wear tilaka on forehead

Hindus across the world are known for wearing different types of marks known as tilak or tilaka or tika on their forehead. A tilak is generally worn on the centre of the forehead where the Ajna Chakra is located on the space between the eyebrows. People wear tilak routinely everyday and especially on the days […]

Importance of the Puja Room: Why we worship God at Puja room only?

The puja room is the most important place in the house. It is the place where the Gods are worshipped and has that significant vibration due to this and hence it calls for a separate space within the house. The whole of the universe is made of energy. What we see and worship as God […]

Why we do Namaste: Spiritual importance

Namah + te = Namaste. The word namaste is made up of these two words meaning I bow to you , my greetings to you, my salutations to you. This is paying our respect or homage to other person while greeting him. It is typical of Indian culture to greet one another with a namaste. […]

Upvaas: Significance of Upvaas Vrat, Why Upavasam is performed?

Upavaasa is one of the significant rituals of the Hindu community across the world. It is also part of other religions though the methods and names differ. Upavaasa is derived from the Sanskrit words Upa and vaasa. Upa means near and Vaasa means to stay. Upavaasa means to stay near to God mentally. However it is often […]