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  • Temples have amazing science behind their structure and conception
  • The purpose of visiting a temple is to take all the positive energy that gets transferred from the Earth’s surface to the human body through various mediums
  • The copper plate placed beneath the idol absorbs the magnetic waves and radiates it to the surroundings

Temples, Shrines, Holy places – places of worship have been known by many names but they all tender to one feeling- Faith. Since time immemorial, men have been arguing about whether the devotion towards the heaven above is futile or whether it holds some meaning. It’s a never-ending debate between belief and logic.

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This debate is best fought in India, a country known for budding science enthusiasts and age-old priests/sages, all thriving on the same piece of land. A country with many faiths each with its own unique face in the form of a shrine. A country with endless structures of age-old stone art stretched over the landscape, wherever your eyes can see. Having said that, India is also a country that gave birth to many self-proclaimed atheists in the field of science and technology (Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, an astrophysicist) and in the field of films (John Abraham, a movie star).

But what if we told you that temples, structures that symbolize faith or religion, have amazing science behind their structure and conception. Here are 6 reasons proving how faith and science can go hand in hand in the Hindu temples.


Temples in Andhra Pradesh (Representational Image). Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Take into consideration the distribution of magnetic energy from the north and south poles and you’ll realize that temples are strategically built at the core of this positive energy from these poles.
‘Garbhagriha’-A name given to the center of a temple is an area where the idol is placed. It is also the place where earth natural magnetic waves are found to be at their peak. Account these small nuances when it comes to the structure of the temple and many questions can be answered.

Strategic placement of the idol

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Ever wondered why your body feels a whole wave of positive energy when you stand near the idol? It’s the copper plate placed beneath the idol that absorbs the magnetic waves and radiates it to the surroundings.

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An idol is a representation of the God above. It’s a physical image that helps you visualize the divine and hence concentrate. Worshipping the idol helps the devotee move on to the next step and that’s mental prayers. All together this process helps a person concentrate and hence strengthen his mind.


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The priest tells you to take three rounds of the idol after your mental prayers. This act is known as parikrama. An idol that’s charged with positive energy radiates its energy to anything in its vicinity. Therefore your three rounds rejuvenate our mind body and soul as it charges you up with positive energies.

Temple bells

Temple Bell. Image Source: Wikimedia Common

A temple bell is not made of some ordinary metal; it’s an amalgamation of cadmium, zinc, lead, copper, nickel, chromium and manganese. The ratio in which they are combined leads it to produce a distinct sound for about seven seconds this unites the left and ride side of your brain such that the echo of the sound touches your bodies seven healing chakras. It sends your brain in a stage of the trace for microseconds and it becomes extremely receptive and aware.

Blowing The Conch

Hindu priests blow conch shells. Image source: AP

In Hinduism blowing the Conch is associated with the sacred syllable and sound ‘Om’. This, in turn, is believed to be the sound that which brings in a new hope. With the positive energy already radiating in the temples, the sound has a more powerful impact.

Transfer of energy

Shiv Linga. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

The purpose of visiting a temple isn’t to offer valuables to the deity; it’s to take all the positive energy that gets transferred from the Earths surface to the human body through various mediums. This rejuvenates your senses and hence compels you to spend some tine after offering prayers to make your visit rewarding.



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