Thursday, August 30, 2012

Why do we visit temples?

There are thousands of temples all over India in varying size and shape but not all of them are considered to be built the Vedic way.
Generally, a temple should be located at a place where earth's
magnetic wave path passes through densely. It can be in the outskirts of a town/village or city or in the middle of dwelling place or on a hilltop.

Essence of visiting a temple:

Tanjore - Bragatheeswarar Temple - Periya Kovil

The temples are located strategically at a place where the positive energy is abundantly available from the magnetic and electric wave distributions of north/south pole thrust. The main idol is placed
in the core center of the temple, known as Garbhagriha or Moolasthanam. In fact, the temple structures were built after the idol had been placed. 

This moolasthanam is where earth's magnetic waves are found to be maximum. In fact, there are some copper plates inscribed with Vedic scripts, buried beneath the Main Idol. 
But what are they actually? 
No, they are not God's / priests' flash cards when they forget the shlokas
The copper plate absorbs earth's magnetic waves and radiates it to the surroundings. 
Ergo, a person regularly visiting a temple and walking clockwise around the main idol receives the beamed magnetic waves and his body absorbs it. This is a very slow process and a regular visit will let him absorb more of this positive energy.

Further, the Sanctum is closed on three sides. This increases the effect of all energies. The lamps that are lit radiate heat energy and also provide light inside the sanctum to the priests or poojaris performing the pooja

The rings of bell and the chants take a worshipper into trance, thus not letting his mind waver. When done in groups, this helps people forget personal problems for a while and relieve their stress. 

The fragrance from the flowers, the burning of camphor gives out the chemical energy further aiding in a different good aura. The effect of all these energies is supplemented by the positive energy from the idol, the copper plates and utensils in the garbhagriha .  

Theertham, the 'holy water' used during pooja to wash the idol is not plain water cleaning the dust off an idol. It is a concoction of cardamom, pachha karpuram (benzoin), zaffron / saffron, tulsi (Holy basil), clove, etc.Washing the idol is to charge the water with the magnetic radiations thus increasing its medicinal values. Three spoons of this holy water is distributed to devotees. Again, this water is mainly a source of magneto-therapy. Besides, the clove essence protects one from tooth decay, saffron & tulsi leaves prevent us from common cold and cough, cardamom and pachha karpuram (benzoin), act as mouth fresheners. 
It is proven that the holy water is an effective blood purifier, as it is highly energized
Hence it is given as prasad(offering of holy water) to the devotees.

This is why our elders insisted on offering prayers at the temple so that you will be cured of many ailments. They were not always superstitious. Their belief was not all hogwash.
Yes, in a few cases they did go overboard when due to ignorance, some believed many serious diseases could be cured at temples by deities. 

When people go to a temple for Deepaaraadhana(worship with lamps), when the doors open up, the positive energy gushes out onto the persons who are present. 
The water that is sprinkled onto the assemblages pass on the energy to all. This also explains why men are not allowed to wear shirts in few temples and women are requested to wear more ornaments during temple visit. It is through these jewels (metal) the energy is absorbed by women. 
Also, it is a practice to leave newly purchased jewels at an idol's feet and then wear them with God's blessings. The act of 'seeking divine blessings' before using any new article like book, pen or automobiles might have stemmed from this through mere observation.

Energy lost in a day's work is regained through a temple visit and a person is refreshed slightly. The energy that is spread out in the entire temple and especially in the moolasthanam are simply absorbed by the human body and mind. 

Do you know?

"Every Vaishnava(Vishnu devotee), must visit a Vishnu temple twice every day in their locality". 

It had been the 'hard and fast rule' for Vaishnavas in ancient days.

Our practices are not blind rules framed by one man and his followers or God's words in somebody's dreams. All the rituals and practices are, in reality, well researched, studied and scientifically backed thesis which form the ways of nature to lead a sound and salubrious life.

The significance of following the same are well camouflaged as 'elder's instructions' or 'granny's teachings' which should be obeyed as a mark of respect so as to once again, avoid stress to the
mediocre brains.
Source: Mail


suneel krishnan said...

hmm. .temple is a place where millions of people gather and offer prayers. certainly those positive vibrations could be felt. and there are also other social- cultural reasons too for constructing big temples. to protect against invasion, and then to endure floods and famines. the kumbha has grains in it. in case of severe flood, that wil b used for starting cultivation.

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