Rishis or Scientists
- Every turn of the season, we follow a special diet in Hinduism, which gives us the essentials required for that climate
- Every Yajna includes the elements required to slay negativity, create a medicinal atmosphere and benefit the human body
Read Scientific reasons behind the Hindu ritual ‘Yagya’, to know how Yajna benefits our body and homes.
Beliefs and facts
Similarly, many rituals and beliefs are proven to be scientifically beneficial. Certainly, science hasn’t yet reached its peak and is neither as developed as what our ancestors were accustomed to. Science still has to reason with the age old scriptures, which it has been doing, denying and criticizing every custom initially and agreeing eventually.
History has it evident that the world has initially denied every fact before it slowly learnt it by itself again.
Similar do I find the case of menstrual cycle in women.
To better understand the science behind mensus and a few rituals, please read Science, Ayurveda and taboos about Mensus
During this cycle, Ayurveda,is based on the principles of three types of Doshas, namely Kapha, Pita and Vatta states that Vatta is predominant in women during their menstruation.
Apana Vayu of Vatta dosha is responsible for the downward flow of menstruation.
This creates a conflict of energies. In such cases, women (including me) have claimed to experience a certain pain in the lower abdomen.
One such article where a team of bloggers travelled to eight states in the country write about their research on how it became obvious that none of the menstrual practices came into being because women are impure or unholy is on the following link:
I have been reading quite a few articles like these and hence thought of taking up this topic when the SC passed Sabarimala Jurisdiction.
These protests are being paralleled to feminism and women empowerment. In which aspect is a woman empowered when she enters that temple?
What we do not pay attention to, is, there are more ‘women-exclusive’ temples in South India rather than ‘male-exclusive’. There are so many occasions, rituals in our weddings, baby showers, puberty rituals or haldi-kumkum, wherein no males are allowed. But they (our males) can live with it.