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Hindu Temples and Unbelievable Science Facts


Hinduism is widely regarded as one of the oldest religions of the world.But  hinduism isn't exactly a religion, to be honest, it is a way of life and that way of life also involves visiting temples ,as that has been an integral part of Hinduism since times immemorial.Countless Hindus visit temples across the globe every day to offer their prayers to various gods and goddesses as part of that rich tradition. However do you know that visiting a temple isn't just about customs of religion, there are proper scientific reasons behind visiting into temples. Let's look at some of them, by the end of this Article you will know why visiting temples can help you become more successful, rich and can achieve what you want in life by helping you to keep your body and mind in balance.

The structure of the hindu temple

Hindu Temple, The structure of a Hindu temple is only built after the Idol is placed known as the moola stan or garbhagriha. This is the inner part of the temple and perhaps the most significant of all. This is the point where Earth's magnetic waves are extreme and this goes on to create a positive energy along with tranquil atmosphere. These waves instantly soothe the mind and relax the nerves, which are essential for mental peace. Such powerful moola stone can be found in temples which were built centuries ago. Our ancestors had mastered the geometry of earth, body and architecture.Based on these three geometry, the place to build the temple and it moola stan were carefully chosen, unlike these days modern temples.

Triggers one's sense organs


Entering a temple will triggers one's sense organs, it has now been proven that as one enters a Hindu temple they instantly enhance their five human senses. The sense of touch, the sense of taste, the sense of smell, the sense of sight, and the sense of hearing. All these senses are triggered once you are inside a Hindu temple. Let us see how ..The Aarti, where you move your hand over the camper or diya gives you a sense of touch, any Hindu temple is teeming with an assortment of items of worship like flowers camphor and incense sticks that activates the sense of smell in us, the bell inside the temple emits the pure resonating sound that triggers the sense of hearing, along with the seventh healing chakras in the body "Charnamrut" a liquid Prasad made of curd, milk and ghee that served at those who visit the temple, the "Charnamrut" is kept in a copper vessel and hence helps to balance the three doshas Vata ,Pitta, kapha and also activating the sense of taste. Lastly worshipers inside the temple often close their eyes while praying and on opening it they see the camphor lit in the praying area,that triggers their sense of sight.

Removing Footwear before entering a hindu temple

Ever notice that devotees removing their shoes and sandals before they enter Hindu temple. This isn't done just because they blindly follow rituals, there is a proper scientific explanation behind it. Hindu temples contain pure vibrations of magnetic and electric fields,that are filled with positive energy. It is believed that in the days of the year or long time ago temples were constructed, in such a way that people could absorb positive vibrations from the floor, at the center of the temple. Hence it is very important for worshipers to walk barefoot inside the temple, especially in the garbha Griha to observe the positive vibrations from its floor.

Aerodynamic shape of the hindu temples

Structure of a Hindu temples head is always aerodynamic in shape, ever wonder why??
There is a proper reason behind this. The aerodynamic structure of the temple's head along with the conical upper head pulls the positive charges from the universe itself, these positive waves are then transmitted across the temple surroundings providing peace and tranquility to those inside. If you are passionate about meditation you will know that the cosmic energy absorption is hugely dependent on the design of the roof above the place you are meditating. Another interesting and lesser-known aspect of the aerodynamic shape of a Hindu temple is that it helps in reducing natural disaster losses like an earth quake. Waves of an earthquake generates the vibrations of the earth, according to the aerodynamic science, the aerodynamic structure of the temple helps to reduce the Earth's vibration losses, when the earthquake vibration reaches it.

The scientific reason behind bells

As mentioned earlier ,the bells inside the temple emits pure resonating sound that triggers the sense of hearing. Let's elaborate on this a little .The bells inside a temple aren't made of any ordinary metal, it is comprised of various metals including cadmium, lead, copper, zinc, nickel, chromium and manganese. The real science lies in the proportion at which each of these metals are used in making the Bell. The bells are made in such a manner that when they ring, they produce a sound that creates a unity in the left and right part of our brains. The sharp sound or echo of the ring of the Bell lasts for six to seven seconds and in that little time, echo activates all our seven healing centers of our body also called as seven chakras. That allows the mind to enter a trance-like state for a brief period and the brain is emptied of all negative emotions and thoughts.Hence the significance of the Bell inside a Hindu temple is much more than it meets the eye.

Offering coconut and bananas in hindu temples


almost all hindu temples coconut and bananas are the two fruits that are always offered to the various God and goddesses. This is because according to Hindu customs these two fruits are considered to be sacred. However there is a little scientific reason behind this too. If you notice the shells of both these fruits are not used for anything .To grow a coconut tree, one has to sow the entire coconut itself similarly for growing a banana tree, one has to use the sampling first. So these two fruits were ignored by the farmers long time ago. To bring in the practice, Hindu ancestors had found the significance of using these two fruits as an offering to God in temples and encourage the practice of planting their seeds so as to grow them more.

Blowing of conch shells

Conch shells also known as a "Shankha" in Hindi. The blowing of "Shankha" inside a temple is the most common practice. A "Shankha" is of paramount significance in Hinduism as it embodies brilliance, luster, Auspiciousness and purity. The blowing of "Shankha" inside the temple also has a scientific reason. Many scientific experience over the decades have revealed that blowing of the "Shankha" leads to the formation of scalar waves that enters one's body and creates a conscious morphogenetic fields. The blowing of the "Shanka" also produces the "Ohm" or "OM" sound which is why it is considered as the most sacred mantra in Hinduism. According to Vaishnavism the "Ohm" sound waves from the "Shankha" produces positive vibrations inside the body. This is why "Shankha" are placed inside each Hindu temple.

Applying "Tilak" on forehead

Subconsciously sometimes you put your finger or a pen towards your forehead or mid-brow region while you are thinking deeply, ever notice this ?  and wonder why? it is also the part which gets heated during stress and tension. If you have noticed in every Hindu temple the most common sight is that of a temple priest applying "Tilak" on the forehead of the devotees. The part of the forehead where the mark is applied is between the eyebrows also called as Ajna chakra in sanskrit. This Ajna chakra area is often referred to as the seat of thinking, concentration and memory. The application of the "Tilak" acts as accupressure to the nerve joints in that area and has a cooling effect. That aids concentration, it is also said that when the priest applies "Tilak" the points on the mid-brow region or the Ajna chakra are automatically kept pressed for a while, which facilitates the blood supply to the face muscles. People use sandal woods or kumkum for this purpose. Anyways Sandal wood's significance is very well known to all.

Drinking "theertham" or holy water from the hindu temple 

Theertham or Thertha is holy water in hindu customs and is served in every Hindu temple. The water used for Theertham usually contains thulsi leaves (in English holy basil) dipped in water and is generally stored at least for eight hours in a copper vessel. The holy basil leaves used in Theertham acts as a tonic which fights against a host of diseases. Furthermore since the holy water is usually stored in metals like copper, brass or silver, they help in decreasing the heat in the body and also allows the body to absorb essential minerals and nutrients from these vessels. Copper in fact is vital nutrient of our body which helps in the production of blood along with the iron. 

we hope that this Article would have helped you understand the scientific principles involved in visiting Hindu temples, so the next time you visit a Hindu temple or come across myriad customs being followed by the devotees inside you would know that they aren't just silly rituals being blindly followed. There is a lot of thought, meaning and practicality behind them and hence they deserves immense respect.


  1. Thank you for sharing such beautiful explanation.One thing wish to say is Charanamrita is also called Panchamrita.

    1. I'm glad to hear that,and thank you very much for your valuable information.


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