Why to Visit Temples ? (Scientific Reason)

As usual, while surfing, I stumble upon this interesting article and I thought it’s worth sharing in my blog. Author – Someone in Facebook. BTW, I am agnostic. This post made me to consider about going to temple more often.

There are thousands of temples all over India in different size, shape and locations but not all of them are considered to be built the Vedic way. Generally, a temple should be located at a place where earth’s magnetic wave path passes through densely. It can be in the outskirts of a town/village or city, or in middle of the dwelling place, or on a hilltop. The essence of visiting a temple is discussed here.

Now, these 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. The main idol is placed in the core center of the temple, known as “*Garbhagriha*” or *Moolasthanam*. In fact, the temple structure is built after the idol has been placed. This *Moolasthanam* is where earth’s magnetic waves are found to be maximum. We know that there are some copper plates, inscribed with Vedic scripts, buried beneath the Main Idol. What are they really? No, they are not God’s / priests’ flash cards when they forget the *shlokas*. The copper plate absorbs earth’s magnetic waves and radiates it to the surroundings. 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.

Further, the Sanctum is closed on three sides. This increases the effect of all energies. The lamp that is lit radiates heat energy and also provides light inside the sanctum to the priests or *poojaris* performing the pooja. The ringing of the bells and the chanting of prayers takes a worshipper into trance, thus not letting his mind waver. When done in groups, this helps people forget personal problems for a while and relieve their stress.

The fragrance from the flowers, the burning of camphor give out the chemical energy further aiding in a different good aura. The effect of all these energies is supplemented by the positive energy from the idol, the copper plates and utensils in the *Moolasthan*am / *Garbagraham*. *Theertham*, the “holy” water used during the pooja to wash the idol is not plain water cleaning the dust off an idol. It is a concoction of Cardamom,*Karpura* (Benzoin), zaffron / saffron, *Tulsi* (Holy Basil), Clove, etc…Washing the idol is to charge the water with the magnetic radiations thus increasing its medicinal values. Three spoons of this holy water is distributed to devotees. Again, this water is mainly a source of magneto-therapy.

Besides, the clove essence protects one from tooth decay, the saffron & *Tulsi* leafs protects one from common cold and cough, cardamom and *Pachha Karpuram* (benzoin), act as mouth fresheners. It is proved that *Theertham* is a very good blood purifier, as it is highly energized. Hence it is given as *prasadam* to the devotees. This way, one can claim to remain healthy by regularly visiting the Temples. This is why our elders used to suggest us to offer prayers at the temple so that you will be cured of many ailments. They were not always superstitious.

Yes, in a few cases they did go overboard when due to ignorance they hoped many serious diseases could be cured at temples by deities. When people go to a temple for the *Deepaaraadhana*, and when the doors open up, the positive energy gushes out onto the persons who are there. The water that is sprinkled onto the assemblages passes on the energy to all. This also explains why men are not allowed to wear shirts at a few temples and women are requested to wear more ornaments during temple visits. It is through these jewels (metal) that positive energy is absorbed by the women. Also, it is a practice to leave newly purchased jewels at an idol’s feet and then wear them with the idol’s blessings.
This act is now justified after reading this article. This act of “seeking divine blessings” before using any new article, like books or pens or automobiles may have stemmed from this through mere observation.Energy lost in a day’s work is regained through a temple visit and one is refreshed slightly. The positive energy that is spread out in the entire temple and especially around where the main idol is placed, are simply absorbed by one’s body and mind. Did you know, every Vaishnava(Vishnu devotees), “must” visit a Vishnu temple twice every day in their location.

Our practices are NOT some hard and fast rules framed by 1 man and his followers or God’s words in somebody’s dreams. All the rituals, all the practices are, in reality, well researched, studied and scientifically backed thesis which form the ways of nature to lead a good healthy life.The scientific and research part of the practices are well camouflaged as “elder’s instructions” or “granny’s teaching’s” which should be obeyed as a mark of respect so as to once again, avoid stress to the mediocre brains.


    1. Jeyanthan *

      I got this from facebook. A friend of mine shared this. However, you will not be able to view it.
      However, I see traces of the same article has been spread across different blogs in the internet.

      1. mahendran

        100 % true friends ,you can copy the content post to another way, this blog is very useful to others , why we are going to temple,somebody really don’t know so thanks to this block

  1. Rays of Hope

    Its good that you shared the article but did you atleast try to find out how much of it is right. Just using scientific terms doesn’t make something authentic.

    1. Jeyanthan *

      Hello Rays of hope, Thanks for your response.
      I felt they were authentic just like the belief one have in God.
      Do you mind pointing those infos that you felt weren’t authentic?
      It helps me and the readers to perceive the right info..

        1. Jeyanthan *

          Hello Dilip,

          Thanks for commenting on this. That link was indeed an interesting read. I feel fairly biased after skimming through all those debates in the comments section. I see mixed views from different people and I am completely neutral about this. You read all those comments mentioned in that blog ?

          1. Jyothi Varma

            As if the note you shared is unbiased and authentic? If copper plates can ‘absorb’ earths magnetic waves and re-radiate it, shouldn’t we demolish all temples and put those copper-plates below our houses. This will save your fuel and time in going to temple. I think our ancient rishi’s were idiots and power-less to foresee such a possibility.

          2. Yashaswini G R

            I completely agree with this .. i’m very glad to read these kind of articles … thanku so much for letting all of us knw abt this ..:)

  2. Akshay N

    Let me answer your question to which part I think are spun from the author’s imagination going wild.

    Copper plates getting charged with magnetic waves and radiating them out – Copper does not hold properties to magnetize in the way they speak. If it were to magnetize with earth’s magnetic field (even if “concentrated” to one location), you would find or atleast hear of magnets made of copper.

    Positive energy felt at the temple, most certainly is from positive vibrations of good thoughts brought together collectively by all the people gathering there. That is why it is also prescribed in the spiritual texts to conduct group prayers.

    1. Jeyanthan *

      Thanks for getting back on this.

      Let’s take it this way .. copper is a good conductor and thus it accepts and emits positive energy !

      Copper also has many curative properties too. I think you must consider reading this link to know the goodness of it.. just in case if you couldn’t digest what the author mentioned 😉



  3. Akshay N

    OK, here is a more valid explanation. A friend of mine who is a Ph.D in Metallurgy tells me this —

    ” Copper was used in ancient days as our ancestors believed it protects us from all kinds of harmful radiations – this generally includes electromagnetic radiations primarily RF waves. The Panchaloka bracelet we get in ashram contains Copper as a main element along with silver. Amulets and Discs made of Copper were also commonly used to protect oneself. Infact, drinking from Copper/brass vessels was considered good. Copper is believed to have anti-bacterial properties. Finally it is well known that the human body needs some amounts of Copper (although not in excess).

    even today, (i.e. if you want scientific evidence) copper is used for shielding in RF waves MRI, EMI, etc. The links below show some examples where they are used today.


  4. abinaya

    hi 🙂 nice article..am wokring for a tamil magazine, would be great if u could help me out with the source.. want to publish it.

    Pls reply 🙂

    1. Jeyanthan *

      As I mentioned already, I got this info shared from one of the facebook pages which I don’t remember (or bored to dig 😉 ). However, when I google for the same content from the internet, I see there are few other sites which has the same article published.

  5. krithika

    this is such an amazing article! glad i read this..
    totally inspired to visit temple everyday.thanks 🙂

  6. services

    By looking at photos, it appears that many of the temples are well maintained.( atleast for photos ). As you rigtly said magnetic waves, it requires to be publicised thru Net. Can you share the names and phone numbers of the Gurukkal / Bhattars also? , ahref=”http://www.babatempletrust.com/about.html”>All baba temple trust

  7. All baba temple trust

    Thoughtful when it says we don’t need to search for God in temples. Also, when it says we easily drop money in temples but we don’t make a simple effort to help a needy person. But one thing is important to note that temples are important till we reach transcendent stage.

  8. Ravi

    Dear Westerner’s
    India is a very advanced country in field of “self development”
    Western world could not understand this advanced system’s and therefore the world is suffering.
    Western’s developed materialistic world.
    Vedic scientist put an Idol in this temple , so that common man ,who did not know this advanced science,would take the benefit.
    Some examples. The “clock” which shows the time. Here the time is accurate, but the movement is wrong. What is termed as clockwise , is basically ” Anti-Earth movement. Therefore no one is thinking of mother earth.see the pollution.
    Other examples: Kundilini yoga (very advanced).Vastu Shashtra

    1. Nagesh

      Do you know who you are? How much science you have studied especially Quantum Physics.

      Please visit tm.org and you may find some thing there….

  9. rishi

    I had some time on my hand and all this pseudo-scientific babble amused me enough to look up some actual scientific base for their arguments.

    1) Abstract terms such as positive and negative energy are used in several places in this article. Scientifically speaking there is no such thing as ‘positive’ or ‘negative’ energy.

    2) If temples are to be placed where magnetic field lines are abundant, the ideal place to build them would be on the magnetic poles. India being located close to equator, magnetic field lines are less denser here

    3) Scientifically baseless assumption that magnetic field creates some arbitrary positive effect on your physiology. If that is your primary aim,there are other pseudo-scientific fields such as Magnetic Therapy which theoretically employ this much more effectively.

    4) In copper, magnetic fields generate eddy currents that act to cancel the applied magnetic field. This is called Electromagnetic shielding. If exposing yourself to the the field is your objective, a copper idol would be counterproductive.

    5) While application of magnetic field to copper does create electromagnetic radiation. It’s effect on human physiology is anything but contentious
    a) WHO has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation as a possible Group 2b carcinogen.
    b) All frequences of UV range electro mangentic radiation have been classed as Group 1 carcinogens by the WHO

    6) The Sanctum is closed on three sides creates less inlets for ventilation and the fact that you have hydrocarbon based luminants burning 24/7 only increases the chances for Carbon monoxide poisoning.

    7) Flowers, the burning of camphor while being fragrant is not giving out any abstract chemical energy.On a side note burning Camphor anything over trace amounts can create additional repercussions.

    Charging the idol water with the electromagnetic radiations ionizes it. While this may kill off pathogens in it, there is nothing scientific that states that it turns into magic water. This same process is carried out in most new age water filters. You are just essentially drinking cleaner water.

    9) This article confuses between physical energy with the more abstract and non-scientific spiritual energy in many places.
    a) Assuming that it’s the physical energy that you lost throughout the day, exposing yourself to electromagnetic radiation or drinking ionized water isn’t going to re-energize what you normally get from diet.
    b) Assuming that it’s the spiritual energy that you lost throughout the day, I have no clue how physical energy is going to be a substitute for that.

    10) On a personal note from an atheists’ point of view, I don’t understand why they need bring science into the whole equation.Divine spirituality if anything should be independent of such a thing. Doing that also would only open itself to scientific skepticism and scrutiny.

    1. Bharath

      If our ancestors could learn that earth is only a part of the solar system and all planets are revolving around the sun without the so-called science! I would dare not to talk bad about them. Maybe we need to understand more about nature to understand their ideologies.

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