India is a country of traditions and full of rituals .Some people believe in whole heatedly and some think that they are just superstition .you will be surprised to know that many of these rituals actually have some scientific reasons behind them. As the scientists dwell deeper into the mysteries of these ancient customs, they find them to be steeped with logic and science. And, the rituals practiced in the Indian weddings are aimed at bringing a holistic balance .
1.Mehendi-Mehndi is a very powerful medicinal herb, and its application on hands and feet can prevent stress during weddings. It cools the body and keeps the nerves from becoming tense. Its cooling effect helps in relieving the couple from stress, headaches and even fever. It is also beneficial for the growth of nails. What's more? Mehendi also protects them from various viral or fungal infections.
2. Toe rings-Indian women normally wear toe rings on the second toe. A particular nerve from this connects the uterus and passes to heart. Thus, a toe ring on this toe strengthens the uterus, keeping it healthy by regulating the blood flow to it. Moreover, a woman's menstrual cycle is said to be regularized. These rings conduct the polar energy from the earth to body, as they are made of silver, which is a good conductor.
3-Sindoor-Sindoor is prepared by mixing turmeric, lime and the metal mercury. Due to its intrinsic properties, mercury controls blood pressure and activates sexual drive. Thus, sindoor should be applied right upto the pituitary gland where all our feelings are centered.When sindoor is applied on the bride's hair partition, the mercury cools down the body and makes her feel relaxed.
4. Bangles-Bangles are one of the most essential ornaments of an Indian bride. And apart from enhancing the beauty of a bride, they offer an amazing health benefit as well. As the bangles are worn on the wrists, there are a number of acupressure points, which when pressed by them, help you to stay healthy. The friction between the bangles and your skin also improves blood circulation. No wonder bangles are considered auspicious for married women.
5.Mangala sutra-A mangala sutra (from Sanskrit mangala, meaning 'holy, auspicious', and sutra, meaning 'thread') is a necklace that a Hindu or Indian and sub Indian countries' groom ties around the bride's neck in a ceremony called Mangalya Dharanam (Sanskrit for "wearing the auspicious"), which identifies her as a married woman.
6-Bindi-he area between the eyebrows is believed to be the sixth chakra, known as the ajna, meaning "command," and is believed to be the seat of concealed wisdom. Tantric cults believe that during meditation latent energy rises from the base of the spine toward the head and the ajna is the outlet for this potent energy. The red dot between the eyebrows is said to retain energy in the human body and control the various levels of concentration. It is also the central point of the base of creation itself and symbolizes auspiciousness and good fortune.