Believe or not, Indian Traditions are made with Scientific reasons.
Greeting for joining palms
“Namaskar” to welcome people by joining both the palms. The general reason behind this tradition is that greeting by joining both the palms means respect.
Scientifically terms making physical contact by shaking hands with any person may transfer some germs. And, by joining both hands it helps to people to remember for a long time as it ensures joining the tips of all the fingers together; which are denoted to the pressure points of eyes, ears, and mind.
Wearing Toe Ring by Indian Women
Wearing toe rings not only significance of married women as tradition of Indian culture
Scientifically it connects with the Science. Normally toe rings are worn on the second toe made of Silver. As Silver is a Good Conductor and absorb polar energies from the earth and passes it to the Body. A particular nerve from the second toe connects the uterus and passes to heart. Wearing toe ring on this finger strengthens the uterus. It will keep it healthy by regulating the blood flow to it and menstrual cycle will be regularized.
Throwing Coins into a River
People throes coins in the river to brings Good Luck.
Scientifically speaking, in the ancient times, most of the currency used was made of copper and copper is a vital metal very useful to the human body. Throwing coins in the river was one way our forefathers ensured we intake sufficient copper as part of the water as rivers were the only source of drinking water.
Forehead – Using Tilak or Kumkum in Puja
As per tradition, applying of Kumkum is the significance of Worship done or sign of married women.
Scientifically applying Kumkum/Tilak on the forehead, between the two eyebrows, is a spot that is considered as a major nerve point in the human body. 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 and help to prevent diseases.
Sitting on Floor and eating
In ancient time, people sit on the floor and eat in the Sukhasan position.
Scientifically:Sukhasan is the position we normally use for Yoga asanas. When you sit on the floor, you usually sit cross-legged – In sukhasana or a half padmasana (half lotus), which are poses that instantly bring a sense of calm and help in digestion, it is believed to automatically trigger the signals to your brain to prepare the stomach for digestion.
Surya Namaskar in Morning
Hindus have a tradition of paying regards to Sun God early in the morning by their water offering ritual.
ScientificallyIt was mainly because looking at Sun rays through water or directly at that time of the day is good for eyes and also by waking up to follow this routine, we become active and prone to a morning lifestyle and mornings are proven to be the most effective part of the day.
Touching feet of Elders
Tradition: As per India tradition, the person of whose feet you are touching is either old or pious.
Scientifically: When any person accepts the respect, which came from your reduced ego, their hearts emit positive thoughts and energy which reaches you through their hands and toes. In essence, the completed circuit enables the flow of energy and increases cosmic energy, switching on a quick connect between two minds and hearts. The nerves that start from our brain spread across all your body.
Why We Start with Spice & End with Sweet:
Tradition: To eat sweet at the end make the taste of our Mouth.
Scientifically: The significance of this eating practice is that while spicy things activate the digestive juices and acids and ensure that the digestion process goes on smoothly and efficiently, sweets or carbohydrates pulls down the digestive process. Hence, sweets were always recommended to be taken as the last item.
Choti on the Male Head
Tradition: It is a sign of Men with Wisdom.
Scientifically: Sushrut rishi, the foremost surgeon of Ayurveda, describes the master sensitive spot on the head as AdhipatiMarma, where there is a nexus of all nerves. The Shikha protects this spot. Below, in the brain, occurs the Brahmarandhra, where the sushumnã (nerve) arrives from the lower part of the body. In Yog, Brahmarandhra is the highest, seventh chakra, with the thousand-petalled lotus. It is the center of wisdom. The knotted shikhã helps boost this center and conserve its subtle energy known as ojas.
Using Sindoor by married women
Tradition: Every married woman as per tradition applies Sindoor on her head.
Scientifically: Sindoor is prepared by mixing turmeric-lime and the metal mercury. Due to its intrinsic properties, mercury, besides controlling blood pressure also activates sexual drive. This also explains why Sindoor is prohibited for the widows. Mercury is also known for removing stress and strain.