As we hear the word Hinduism, there is a sound echoing within our ears – the sound of bells from temples! Have you ever thought why there are bells in a temple or why we ring the bell at a temple? No, they are not signalling the priest our presence, there is a great scientific reason behind it.
According to ancient scriptures, the bell is used to give sound for keeping evil forces away and the ringing of the bell is pleasant to God. Scientifically, the ringing of the bell clears our mind and helps us stay sharp and keep our full concentration on devotional purpose while we are entering the inner sanctum.
The Temple bells are made of a mixture of various metals like Cadmium, Copper, Zinc, Nickel, Lead, Chromium and Manganese. Making a bell using a combination of these metals is not enough. The real science lies in the percentage at which of each of these metals are used in making the bell.
These bells are made in such a way that when they produce a sound it creates a unity in the Left and Right parts of our brains. The moment we ring the bell, it produces a sharp and Lasting sound which lasts for a minimum of 7 seconds in echo mode.
The duration of the echo is good enough to activate all our seven healing centres of our body(7 chakras defined in Yoga). This results in emptying our brain from all our thoughts and helps us in entering a very sharp state where we can have a good level of concentration.
Before you enter the temple to awake you and prepare you for the taste of awareness is the real reason behind the temple bell. In other words “it helps to ring to wake yourself Up!”. To an extent Fragrant generators, Low light lamps all form Ecosystem to create awareness.
You do not have to justify harmless religious rituals or cultural practices with the help of science, however, these insights would certainly help us know the depth of the vision of our seers and to know how significant they are in our lives.