OUR WONDERFUL TRADITIONS AND REASONS BEHIND IT
I am always amazed with the traditions and customs followed in our culture. India is a big country with lots of variety and diversity still it is famous for its unity. People follow different customs in different parts of the country. These customs are well related with environment and geographical conditions. There are some specific reasons behind it. Traditions are made for the welfare of people and society .It is true that some traditions have become superstitions now but they are really helpful to human being.
Here are five common traditions followed by people:
Some people fast on certain days or during some month. Fasting is good for health as it clears the toxic substances accumulated in our body. Complete fast is good more useful. To make follow this custom people related with god.
2) NO NON –VEGETARIAN FOOD DURING SHRAWAN:
Shrawan is the month of rains and the climate is mostly cloudy. At this time the digestive system of the person becomes weak. Non-vegetarian food is heavy which is difficult to digest and can cause stomach disorders. It is also the time for fish to breed. So it is available in less quantity.
3) CLEANING BEFORE FESTIVALS:
Since the occupation of Indian people is farming, there is always a lot of work to do in fields. They have hardly any time to clean the house every day. Several occasions like festivals, they are supposed to clean the house. By this the purpose of cleaning and tradition of cleaning is also followed.
4) EATING TIL-GUL ON MAKARSANKRANTI:
Makarsankranti is celebrated in January which comes in winter season. This is the time when we should keep our body warm. Sesame is a very good seed to keep ourselves warm. Tilgul is purposely made and distributed in this season. Women also celebrate Haldi Kumkum and distribute the same in this season.
5) WORSHIPING TULSI PLANT:
Tulsi plant is planted in each house and worshiped as god. The scientific reason of having tulsi is it is a medicinal plant .It is a great antibiotic. It builds the immunity of a person who has it in tea or boils the leaves and that water. It also keeps insects and mosquitoes at bay.
There are many such traditions which people follow since ages.