In India there are countless rituals, traditions, and customs which are followed by people. All these holds great values in Hindu tradition, people follow them without knowing their significance in our life. We have shelved away many of these anecdotes passed on by our forefathers with years of increasing westernization a lot of it because of sheer ignorance. Earlier when the literacy rate in the country was much less than it is now, inculcating fear of God was the only way to forth scientific ideas and practices involving logical reasoning.
We have forgotten the essence of such genius measures and brushed them away as superstitious. After years of experience and observation, our forefathers have drafted these traditions to be imbibed into societal living and lifestyles to ensure a healthy peaceful living. Here is some science behind Indian traditions images.
Joining Both Palms together to Greet-"Namaskar"
Applying Tilak on the Forehead
Why do Temples have Bells ?
Why do we worship Peepal Tree
Why do We start with Spice & End with Sweet?
Eating Curd and Sugar before any stressful event
Why We Pierce Ear ?
33 Koti Dev
Sitting on the Floor & eating with hands
Why Do We Apply Mehendi on the Hand and Feet ?
Why do Indian Women wear Toe Ring
Hanging Lemon & Chili Outside Home
No nail cutting at night
Throwing Coins into a River
These are some of the science behind Indian traditions, many of them are still in practice in day to day life. There are many more traditions and beliefs which are backed by science or logic.