Indian rituals and their hidden meanings

Dowry system:

Although dowry is a sin still this is a part of any marriage ritual. The bride’s parents have to give some or other thing to the groom, somewhere it is because of the demand and sometimes it is because of love. But actually, no one thinks that if two people are earning why they will need these things and if the bride is not earning, then in the groom’s house he doesn’t have any necessity then why he is getting married. So this ritual is definitely not good.

This is Funny because NO one knows Why this has to happen.

Bidaai/Vidaai/Giving Send off to bride :

Coming to this, the bride has to cry on her Bidaai no matter what! Nowadays girls have become so practical and logical, that they are excited to start their new journey of life and they don’t feel like crying. Then it is the problem because many people will ask why is she not crying! This is really a funny ritual as if your parents are emotional and you are not then this will feel a little odd. But In general, bride and her family do cry. Sometimes groom also cry as she’s become apart of his life from that moment.

Sindoor or Vermillion.
(applied as a dot on the forehead or in the parting of the hair of married Hindu women) :

Carrying a physiological significance not many know about, the application of sindoor by a married woman is a must. This is so because Sindoor is prepared by mixing turmeric-lime and the metal mercury. Due to its intrinsic properties, mercury, besides controlling blood pressure also activates sexual drive, one reason, why widows are not allowed to put sindoor.

Right Footed:

A commonly followed Hindu ritual, after the wedding ceremony the bride arrives at her husband’s home and is ceremonially ushered in by her mother‐in‐law.

The bride must take care to enter the threshold with her right foot first, which she uses to gently knock over a vessel filled to the brim with rice that has been placed there strategically in order to ensure good luck and plenty for her new family.

No Black and White
As these are considered colours of mourning, it is considered inauspicious to wear black or white to the Hindu wedding. Different shades of white are however quite popular today and many modern brides choose white lehengas or sarees with colourful borders and embellishments. Neither complete black nor complete white should be worn by the bride, groom or any attendees to Hindu weddings.

Handing the Knife:

Some Hindu families practise the custom of giving the bride a knife or some other sharp metal object to keep with her at all times from the time she gets engaged to the wedding day. This is to protect her from any unwanted male attention or advances and is a ritual about Indian wedding not many people know about. Sometimes both will be handed a knife each or only bride or only groom.

Hiding Groom’s footwear :

Being the most fun ritual, the sister-in-law hides the shoes of the groom and asks for a hefty ransom in return for the shoes on the day of the wedding. The friends and cousins of the groom try their best to find the shoes. A great deal of attention is focused on this event. As no groom would want to disappoint his bride’s sister on this day, the sister-in-law usually gets her price for, irrespective of the conclusion.

Deeper the colour:

An Indian bride applies henna or mehndi to her hands and feet before the wedding. The belief is that the deeper the final colour, the more she will be loved by her husband or some say, her mother‐in‐law.

She is also forbidden from doing any housework as long as the colour of the bridal mehndi remains on her hands, making the longevity of the henna all the more desirable. But in general, she do some housework or something.

Bride kicking rice filled vessel:

There is a practice of the bride entering the groom’s home for the first time in most of the Indian marriages. A vessel filled with rice or wheat (depending on what is the staple diet of the people) is placed at the doorstep in this particular ritual.

She enters the home after kicking the vessel with her right foot. The act in itself symbolizes the abundance and prosperity the bride is getting to the home she is entering, as right foot is considered sacred and auspicious. It is one of the most popular Hindu marriage facts and is followed with great significance.

Fishing the Ring:

This ceremony is vital in Telugu weddings (Telugu is my mother tongue). The couple is made to sit opposite to each other. The priest performing the ceremony would recite vedic shlokas. The couple would apply the paste on each other’s head. Cumin seeds have a slightly bitter taste and jaggery has a sweet taste. Both of these are ground together as a paste and they become inseparable. This signifies that the bride and the groom should be together and inseparable throughout the life’s sweet and bitter times. It is believed that, the couple interchange each other’s thoughts and destinies interlinking their lives, by applying the paste on each other’s heads.

Significance of Toe Rings

The significance of Toe Rings
Wearing toe rings is not just the significance of married women but there is science behind it. Normally toe rings are worn on the second toe. A particular nerve from the second toe connects the uterus and passes to heart. The uterus is strengthened when you wear the toe ring on this finger. Regulating the blood flow to the uterus and regularizing the menstrual cycle, it keeps a woman healthy. As Silver is a good conductor, it also absorbs polar energies from the earth and passes it to the body.

Significance of Bangles:

Bangles are such an important part of an Indian wedding. Normally, the wrist portion is in constant activation on any human. Also, the pulse beat in this portion is mostly checked for all sorts of ailments. Its constant friction increases the blood circulation level as the Bangles used by women are normally in the wrist part of one’s hand. Furthermore, the electricity passing out through the outer skin is again reverted to one’s own body because of the ring-shaped bangles, which has no ends to pass the energy outside but to send it back to the body.

Saptapadi:

The word, Saptapadi means “Seven steps”. After tying the knot, the newlywed couple take seven steps around the holy fire, that is called Saptapadi. After the seventh step, the couple legally become husband and wife. Each step has a different vow, which is read out by the priest before the couple becomes husband and wife.

Meaning of 1st step : food and nourishments

2nd : strength
3rd : prosperity
4th : family
5th : progeny/offspring/children
6th : Health
7th : Live a life of love, sacrifice, friendship and mutual trust.

Haldi ceremony

Haldi(Turmeric) ceremony:

Few positives of turmeric ceremony:

  1. Auspicious
    Turmeric is considered extremely auspicious for Hindu rituals. There’s a role for turmeric in every ritual as it signifies purity, fertility and good health.
  2. Divine Glow
    Turmeric is extremely good for the skin. It gives the skin a healthy glow and ensures the bride and the groom look fresh during the most important occasion of their lives. The beautification property of haldi makes the haldi ceremony an important ritual in Indian weddings.
  3. Relaxes the Mind
    Massaging the ubtan onto the skin relaxes the body and takes the mind off the tension. It also has an antioxidant called curcumin that acts as a mild counter to depression and anxiety which helps the bride and the groom stay calm for the wedding.
  4. Purifies the Body and Soul
    Turmeric is considered a cleanser and a purifier both literally and symbolically. As the bride and the groom take a step towards the new beginning, the haldi ceremony is a purifying ritual.
  5. Peace and Prosperity
    The colour yellow is indeed associated with new beginnings, peace and happiness. It is considered an auspicious colour after the colour red in Indian culture. In the ceremony, the bride and groom are made to wear yellow clothes to invite peace and prosperity in their married life.

Significance of three knots:

The couple will only be regarded as husband and wife once the groom ties the sacred thread around the bride’s neck, with exactly three knots. The groom only ties the first two knots, while his sister or anyone in similar relation ties the remaining one knot. However, in some instances, the groom ties all the three knots. These Three Knots have been interpreted in many ways. The meaning I find most relatable: the first knot symbolizes the union and commitment of the couple, the second the union and commitment of the two families and the third an assurance from the groom’s family to ensure the bride’s well-being.

Memory and it’s Types

Being able to remember experiences is essential to existence.

Memory enables us to learn, be creative and understand the world around us. There are three levels of memory…

1. Sensory memory which makes us aware of the surroundings.

2. Short – term Memory. Which briefly holds things that we need to deal with at the moment.

3. Long – term Memory which are three types, provide storage of skills, facts and events.

Types of memory

1. Sensory memory

Sensory memory is in control of the moments when you are aware of the surroundings whether you are riding the bike or watching the TV. It stores a fleeting impression of sides sounds, smells ,taste and other sensations before being updated. Most sensory memories are lost, to prevent the brain being overwhelmed, but any importance sensations are retained in short.

2. Memory storage

There is no single memory store in the brain.Among the key memory areas are the cerebral cortex, the outer layer of the brain cerebral hemisphere and the hippocampus ,located within those hemispheres.

The hippocampus constantly relays memory signals to areas of the cortex that deals with the vision,hearing, and other sensations until they store long – term memory that can be recalled.

3. Short term memory

Only the most significant sensations you experience are remember short term memory stores things just long enough to work on them. For example if you read a phone number it retains its so you can dial it. Most short term memories are stored for seconds then discarded, but important ones are shunted to long term memory.

4.Procedural memory

One of the three types of long term memory , Procedural memory is located deep inside the brain it stores the skills that people learn through practice from the walking, to more complex such as playing a piano. Once learned, procedural memory makes sure these skills and “how to” knowledge are rarely lost.

5. Semantic memory

You can read this words and make sense of what they mean because of semantic memory. Located in the sides of cerebrum, semantic memory is to use the words and language you have learned since infancy both inside and out of school along with facts.

6. Making memories

While most sensations last just few seconds, some, such as the sights, sounds and the smell of funfair are processing by the hippocampus and pass into long term memory in the cerebral cortex. Here, Nerve create new connections to create a “Memory- web”; from which memories can be stored and recalled over a lifetime.

7. Episodic memory

Remembering a great holiday depends on episodic memory. Located in different parts of the cerebral cortex, such as those for vision and hearing, episodic memory stores specific life events. One way to “jog” your episodic memory is to look at the photographs this can switch on parts of cortex, so they recreate the event.

How to attain any new skill faster???

Hi there! Are you peeking out to learn a new skill??? Today I am going to be tell an exotic tip to attain new skill sooner.

Generally, we require 10000 hours to master any skill according to a scientific research.

But according to JOSH KAUFMAN in his book THE FIRST 20 HOURS,

The first 20 hours. How to learn anything faster.

HOW TO LEARN ANYTHING FAST, we need only 20 hours to learn any new skill and 10000 hours to master a skill. Here is how you can do it all!!!!

Before knowing tips learn the skill first we need to know “WHY IT IS IMPORTANT”????

  • Know the purpose
  • Understand the need
  • Know the areas you need that skill

After that follow these simple steps to learn your triggering skills… Let’s Go!!

1.DECONSTRUCT

Hey, whatever you learn first divide that skill into sub skills.

For example, you want to learn the language that into sub-skills such as

1.First, learn basic procedures such as introducing yourself to others, in both formal and informal ways.

2. Then, learn common words, and their usage in language. Try to small phrases in your conversation.

3. Thirdly, learn sentence formation do practice that.

2. Learn just ENOUGH

Most of us waste our time in how to learn that, in what ways learn??

are resources needed for that??? Stop thinking all the way to learn.

Just start, With a thought to learn nothing else needed. Practice what learnt.

Don’t try to be meticulous at the first attempt. Go on practicing without fail.

3. Remove Distraction

Once you decided to learn then remove all the distractions from your surroundings, and FOCUS on BETTERMENT.

Allocate some time daily for learning a new skill.

Be focussed and committed.

4. Practice at least for 20 hours

Once you started learning BE COMMITTED towards the work at least for 20 hours.

You can ask me that one day how can I spend 20 hours on that???

Tip: In the evening try to practice this 4 hours before sleep. This helps your brain to consolidate what you have learnt.

So learn morning and practice evening times.

21 PRODUCTIVE SCREEN FREE ACTIVITIES TO DO WHEN YOU ARE BORED AT HOME

These days because of covid-19 most of the people are ordered to be at homes during lockdown period. Usually so many people will get bored by being in home and always using smartphones/laptops/tv’s…..!!

However it’s important to know the value of time and Utilise it productive manner.

I want to write this post to help you make most of your time so you can be less stressed out later on.If you are productive and use your time effectively ,you can take care of yourselves… Let’s stay productive so we can live best of our lives..!!!!!!!!!

Today iam going to say 20 productive things to do at home when you are feeling bored instead of using screens…….

Here we go !!! Let’s get started!!!!!

  1. Listen to radio and get aware of outside situation.
  2. Write an Article/ Story with your Experiences.
  3. Write letters to your family members .
  4. Start a Dairy /Journal.
  5. Start a money saving challenge.
  6. Teach a child some of your favourite childhood games.
  7. Learn a new language .
  8. Cook for your family one day by making free to your mom.
  9. Teach yourself anew skill.
  10. Take one useful online course.
  11. Discover yourself and show some self-love.
  12. Organise your home and make it clean.
  13. Develop a new relaxing hobby.
  14. Read personality development books.
  15. Practice some positive self affirmations.
  16. Prepare for your Exams in Advance.
  17. Make a bucket list of your goals.
  18. Make a list of people you are grateful for…
  19. Write OPEN WHEN LETTERS TO YOURSELF .
  20. Have an open heart conversation with your loved ones……
  21. Listen to a personal development podcast

STAY HOME.. STAY PRODUCTIVE AND STAY HEALTHY…….!!!!!!!

5 POWERFUL WAYS TO BOOST YOUR BRAIN POWER

BEFORE GETTING STARTED LETS KNOW

WHAT IS BRAIN POWER??????

Brain power is the ability of a living organism to solve problems and the intecllectual ability.

All human have same BRAIN, BLOOD COMPONENTS and All humans have same number of NEURONS tooo!!!!!! Then what makes each individual unique is thier IQ…!

If you dig deeper what makes difference in INTELLIGENT QUOTIENT you come to know the answer is its USAGE..YOU HEARD IT RIGHT…!

Intelligent people use their brain power to maximum extent and normal people not even know how to use their brain power.

Scientific studies say that a HUMAN BRAIN has the power that can illuminate a light {23 WATT ELECTRICITY}. If you can use this power in a right way then you will be the most successful person on the earth…

Today iam going to share” 10 POWERFUL WAYS TO BOOST YOUR BRAIN POWER”…..Then what are you waiting for lets get started!!!!!!

1. INCREASE YOUR BRAIN POWER THROUGH MEDITATION

Meditating daily not only activates your brain and body but also removes stress and gives you relief..meditation process will help your nerves to calmdown and relax which gives you new power to start new work with more quality.

So many people think that meditation is a religious practice so they don’t practice that. This is a wrong perspective!!! Meditation is not just closing your eyes but also it is the magical process where we bring our brain , breathe,body ,inner power into single line…..this helps you to improve your focus , concentration and also thinking ability…

During daily busy life we do a lot of multi tasks which gives us a lot of stress. By doing meditation we can get relief from this stress and can get new energy..

DON’T FORGET TO MEDITATE . WHEN YOU MEDITATE , YOU EMIT POSITIVE VIBES AROUND YOU.

2. PHYSICAL EXERCISE-WORK MORE MORE BDNFS:

Almost everyone of us know what is exercise then what is BDNFS????

BDNFS = BRAIN DERIVED NEUROTROPHIC FACTORS

It is a type of protein , that is released when you exercise.It is main protein that helps to boost your brain and to improve your memory. Daily exercise not helps your body to stay fit and shape but also helps your brain ..!

Exercising daily helps to get new neurons by a process called NEURO GENESIS , says recent scientific studies.

So to increase your brain power you should increase your body power also!!!!

3. LIFELONG LEARNING- YOUR BRAIN IS A LEARNING MACHINE.

Normally everyone think that learning is completed if you come out of college and got a job…..But this is just our lazy thought. If you dont come out of this lazy stagnation period our brain will be dead….!!!!Because learning is lifelong process.

Learning is independant from job we are doing and our age. This does not mean to join a mew course or to do a Ph.D . New tasks which are challenging ,exciting and intresting will boost your brain power just like-

Learning a musical instrument

Developing new hobbies

Learning new languages

Mastering new skills

So you should keep your brain active by giving new challenges to it…!!!!!

4. MENTAL STIMULATION.

Problem solving keeps brain always active. Stimulation means keeping brain busy and using memory.

THE MORE WE THINK THE BETTER OUR BRAIN FUNCTION

Keeping brain in active position reduces the chances of DEMENTIA.This means doing regular brain boosting activities such as

  • Travelling to new places as museums, historical places.
  • Reading newspapers,novels, books
  • Mind games like CHESS, SUDOKU, CROSSWORD PUZZLES AND MIND PUZZLES.
  • Playing musical instruments
  • Creative works like PAINTING, DOING SMALL CALCULATIONS WITHOUT CALCULATOR.

5. SOCIAL INTERACTION – GOOD PEOPLE ARE GOOD MEDICINE

IT means interacting with people around us. With social interactions mind not only will be i active mode but also experiences challenging thoughts.It also give us positive vibes and also improve our memory.

“SO BE SOCIAL BE ACTIVE”

DIY SANITISER – COVID 19

Here is diy to be safe at your home from corona…..!

These are the days we have to be very cautious from being safe from corona ……

Here is a small diy SANITISER which you can make at your home, let’s do !!

INGREDIENTS:

1.Pacchachai carpoooram – 20 grams

2. Mentha balsamea Wild ( peppermint puvvu)


3. Edible Camphor – 30gms

Edible camphor
Medicinal

Mix these ingredients and keep this in a glass jar..

These will melt down as liquid .

Apply 2 or 3 drops of this SANITISER whenever you want…!!!

Have a safe day…..

STAY HOME LIVE HAPPY

Study tips that makes you topper

Study tips that makes you topper
Tipsopedia.com

Studying is more than just passing exams and improving grades; it’s about learning and understanding concepts and information. However, a lot of students view it as a burden. Who can blame them when they have to read thick textbooks every time?

Studying definitely requires a lot of hard work. If you want to achieve more, you have to study more. Time management and organization skill are needed here.

If you want to know the smart study techniques of top students ,here is the place………

1. consistency is the key of success.

If we want to get succeed in any work ,the first thing we have to do is to start that work and get stick to it……

2. COLOR THE CODE 

Whatever you have to study …you will definitely prepare one notes on your convenience………

This will help you remember easily and remember quickly in a smart way..!!!!!!

3. RECORD YOURSELF…..

Our sub-conscious mind can listen what we say to it regularly…..

Hearing our own voice by recording whatever we have studied will allow you to get a quick revision and also allows you to get the idea of what you have studied so far.., and what else is there to study yet…..

HOW TO RECORD YOURSELF ….????

First complete small chunks of timetable of study components …and then ask some questions regarding that topic..(while recording give 10 secs of time to revise the answer) ..and give a self – talk how That questions will be asked from that topic for the exam you are appearing ……




THIS SAVES YOUR TIME AND YOU CAN BEAT THE TIME WHILE ON THE GO!!!!!!!!!!!!

4. USE FLASH CARDS…

Flash cards are the classic for a  reason ! Use them to QUIZ yourself and other over important materials……..

You can  use the flash cards for quick revision …at a spot… At a glance you can get the idea of the topic …

Flash cards and quizzers are the best friends that every student should have…….!!!!!!

5. HAND WRITTEN NOTES

Taking notes by hand gives you more results than in PC.. This makes you to get better treatment capacity….

Taking handwritten notes also hell’s you to get less distracted….. 

“PRO TIP”- REVIEW YOUR NOTES Every NIGHT…. 

 6. USE MNEMONIC CODES

While taking notes or reading any topic usage of mnemonics will make one to remember the gist of what they have gone through…!!!


These can help you to complete your day with smartness without a lot of effort!!

7. WHIP OUT YOUR CAMERA

Take out photos of your notes and save them in digital forms according to your wish as there are so many platforms are available on Internet such as GOOGLE DRIVE, EVER NOTE,.

This allows you to revise your handwritten notes while on the go…, when you get a snap of time….!!! 

Smart student uses the time wisely!!!!!!!!!

8. LISTEN TO CLASSICAL MUSIC

While your are studying, keep your focus on it and listen to smooth classical music 🎶  …!! This makes the brain to grasp the concept at faster rate……. 

DAILY SMALL STEPS MAKES THE PATH SUCCESSFUL..!!!


HOPE YOU ENJOY THE DAY SMARTLY..!!!!!! 

You Deserve Growth