Throwing coins into river: The general perception behind this is that it brings good luck. However, in the ancient times, most of the currencies used were made of copper which is very useful to the human body. Through this, our fore-fathers ensured that we intake sufficient copper as rivers were the only source of drinking water.

Joining both palms together to greet: In our culture, people greet each other by joining palms - termed as 'Namaskar'. The reason behind this tradition is that greeting by joining both the palms means respect. It activates pressure points which help us remember that person for a long time. This style of greeting is germ free because of no physical contact.

Sitting on the floor and eating: This tradition is not just about sitting on floor and eating. It is sitting in the 'Sukhasan' position and then eating. Sukhasan is the position we normally use for Yoga asanas. Sitting in this position while eating helps in improving digestion as the circulatory system can focus solely upon digestion and not on our legs dangling from a chair or supporting us while we are standing.

Sleeping with our head towards North: Myth is that this position invites ghost or death but Science says it is because human body has its own magnetic field and Earth is a giant magnet. When we sleep with head towards North, our body's magnetic field becomes completely asymmetrical to Earth's magnetic field. That causes problems related to blood pressure and our heart needs to work harder in order to overcome this.

Start with spice and end with sweet:
Our ancestors have stressed on the fact that our meals should start off with something spicy and end with something sweet. The significance of this eating practice is that while spicy things activate the digestive juices and acids and ensure that the digestion process goes on smoothly and efficiently, sweets or carbohydrates pull down the digestive process.

Applying henna on hand: Besides lending colour to the hands, mehndi is a very powerful medicinal herb. Application of mehndi can prevent stress because it cools the body and keeps the nerves smooth. This is the reason why mehndi is applied on the hands and feet.

Worshiping tulsi plant: Tulsi, also known as basil, is being recognized as a religious and spiritual devout in many parts of the world. Tulsi has great medicinal properties. It is a remarkable antibiotic. Keeping tulsi plant at home prevents insects and mosquitoes from entering. It is said that snake does not dare to go near the tulsi plant.

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