Scientific explanation of touching feet

In India, traditionally touch the feet of their elders, seniors, teachers, respected persons is a custom. It comes in the manners and the symbol of honor. Male children are taught to touch the feet of their elders from the beginning. The daughter in law also touch the feet in her in-law’s house. They pay the respect and regard to them and in favor get the blessing of long living her and her husband and prosperity also. It is called ” pranam ” or “charan sparsh” also. It is a main and great part of Hindu Darshan or vision of divine in Sanatan-Dharma. Mostly when greeting children touch the feet of their family elders as well as aged persons. In favor of it they bless them by keeping their right hand on their heads. In this way they pay their respect.
The importance of Charan Sparsh is actually written in the Mahabharata and in the Atharva Veda. Yudhistra in the Mahabharata stated that touching the feet of the elders makes one feeling powerful and great. Through the act of touching the feet of an elderly, the Atharva Veda mentioned that you are showing respect to their knowledge and will carry on their teaching. The person conducting the Charan Sparsh will learn to become humble and to be respectful towards others.

 

The Scientific explanation of touching feet

Usually, the person of whose feet you are touching is either old or pious. When they accept your respect which came from your reduced ego (and is called your shraddha) their hearts emit positive thoughts and energy (which is called their Karuna) which reaches you through their hands and toes. In essence, the completed circuit enables the flow of energy and increases cosmic energy, switching on a quick connect between two minds and hearts. To an extent, the same is achieved through handshakes and hugs. The nerves that start from our brain spread across all your body. These nerves or wires end in the fingertips of your hand and feet. When you join the fingertips of your hand to those of their opposite feet, a circuit is immediately formed and the energies of two bodies are connected. Your fingers and palms become the ‘receptor’ of energy and the feet of other person become the ‘giver’ of energy.

How to touch elders feet?

The person bending down must bend down in front of them with the back hunched and hands stretching forward. But there are contradictory views about which hand should touch which leg. In accordance with the scriptures, our seniors and elders place their right hand on our head and bless us when we touch their feet. This blessed touch creates a complete circuit joining both the persons and current flows in a complete circle. An act of touching the feet of our elders gives strength, intellect, knowledge, and fame. There is also a scientific reason to back and support this conclusion. Let us jump into it.

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