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Is India losing its age-old tradition?

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There was a time when people use to start their life with morning raga, the melody of Indian classical songs was heard from every house. Elderly people used to take a long morning walk and after that a take good cup of homemade tea while reading a newspaper. Children were seen going to their schools and after school girls used to learn kathak and boys after lot of pressure leaving a gully cricket match and going to learn sitar.

But this all happened before the age of globalization. Adults of now a day are having busy morning schedule with their iPhone and iPad dealing with their clients. Major effect has come to the children, they have changed drastically. Youth of now a day does not prefer classical music which is are heritage but now they prefer western music such as electronic music which is basically music produced with help of computers, they like rock, heavy metal, rap songs. Dance schools have also changed instead of kathak and Bharatanatyam they are teaching contemporary, hip hop etc. which is in turn destroying are age old dance forms. Most important effect is that the outdoor sports have also been replaced with computer games, education system have also changed, in previous times students used to study on their own but now it has been replaced with tuition classes in evening with parents spending lots of money on them.

For correcting these mistakes there is need to teach young minds what their tradition really means. It can also be added to their education curriculum. Here I would like to states some facts about Hindu tradition which every Indian should know-

In Hindu culture, people greet each other by joining their palms – termed as “Namaskar.” The general reason behind this tradition is that greeting by joining both the palms means respect. However, scientifically speaking, joining both hands ensures joining the tips of all the fingers together; which are denoted to the pressure points situated in different parts of the body these pressure points help in remembering the person whom you are talking to!

One of the popular practices is sitting on ground and eat, this scientifically means that in sitting position that is a yoga posture half padmasana, helps in digestive process.

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. Thus, 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. Scientifically, it is the positive energy that we all require to have a healthy life.

These types of education should be provided to the children. The real sense of their own tradition should be known to them. I am no not at all saying that western culture is bad, they have given us some of the very important things like fusion music, fusion in dressing style like kurta and jeans most important they have provided us internet which help us in gaining lots of knowledge. We should respect that and in hand we should also not forget are age old tradition which have scientific reasons also. Children will not follow blind tradition but if they are provided with proper reasoning then they will believe the tradition!

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