What is the science behind Hindu temples?

Do you know that temple building in ancient India was not just to create a space for worship but was actually a greatly developed science?

There are thousands of sacred sites in India which mark junctions of positive and healing energies.

Every facet of it, from the size of the idols to the directions and the sanctum, yes! Temple architecture is a highly developed science.

Temples are found deliberately at a place where the positive energy is available abundantly from the the magnetic and electric wave conveyances of north/south pole push. The idol is set in the core centre of the temple, known as “Garbhagriha” or “Moolasthanam”. Ideally, the structure of the temple is built after the idol has been placed in a high positive wave centric place. This *moolasthanam* is the place where earth’s magnetic waves are discovered to be most extreme.

In olden days, temples were built in such a way that the floor at the centre of the temple were good conductors of these positive vibrations allowing them to pass through our feet to the body. Hence it is necessary to walk bare footed while we enter the core centre of the temple.

The positive energy in the temple is absorbed properly only if you ensure that all five senses are activated in your body while you are in the temple.

People who are visiting the temple ring the bell before entering the inner temple (Garbhagudi, Garbhagriha, Moolasthanam or womb-chamber) where the main idol is placed. These bells are made in such a way that when they produce a sound it creates a unity in the left and right parts of our brains. The moment we ring the bell, it produces a sharp and enduring sound which lasts for minimum of 7 seconds in echo mode. The duration of echo is good enough to activate all the seven healing centres in our body. This results in emptying our brain from all negative thoughts. This bell sound is also absorbed by the idol and vibrated within the Garbhagudi for a certain period of time.

Not only is our sense of hearing activated, the eyes are also stimulated by the glow of the earthen lamps, the skin by the heat from the camphor and the nose by the smell of the incense and flowers.

Finally, we walk around the idol inside the Garbhagirha, the inner most chamber of temple in clockwise direction nine times. The idol inside the Garbhagriha absorbs all the energy from the bell sound, camphor heat and vibrates the positive energy within the Garbhagriha for a certain duration of time. When we do the pradakshina at this point of time, we tend to absorb all these positive vibrations once your five senses are activated.


When you next visit a temple, do take the time to observe what happens at every stage in your movement through the temple.

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