Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Sabarimala: Zero knowledge of temple -Science harming Hinduism - II


Published in Vijayvaani.com
Part I HERE

Effect of negative ions on menstruating women.

Menstruation, a process vital for the procreation of our human race is the least researched subject around the world. It is not about a few days of the menses flow, but it is a continuous process of some change happening in the woman’s body throughout her menstruating life. In the first week of the menstrual cycle, there is pre-dominance of Kapha dosha, which increases the vitality of the person. During ovulation and after, Pitta dosha becomes predominant which is manifest as acne or pimples in the face (for some) and many become irritable in nature.[i] In pH terms Pitta is low in pH value indicating higher levels of positive ions! With the onset of menses flow there is a continuous generation of positive ions around the woman due to the dead tissues getting flushed out. Positive ions (cations) are associated with dead tissues that enhance bacterial activity.  The promotion of anion (negative ion) sanitary napkins as a remedy to reduce the discomfort and bacterial effects during menses is proof enough that science recognises generation of more positive ions during menses.

This raises a question why not allow women into temples, the source of constant generation of negative ions - during her menses so that she can be greatly relieved of the pain, discomfort and mood swings caused by low pH aided positive ions in her body. This can be answered in two ways.

1. Temples have been found to be negative ion generators for the benefit of the entire community with the entire community taking part in the generation of the same by worshiping in the temple. Suppose there are 100 persons in a community where at any one time, 5 persons may be having menses. If those 5 persons are going to enter the temple, the high level of positive ions in them can mess up with the ‘negative ion-only’ atmosphere of the temple. It is like mixing a drop of poison in a pot of milk. The temple nurtured by a community for the well-being of the community cannot be disturbed of its composition for the sake of the few, particularly when other means are there to cater to their needs at those times. By staying away, if the anion-purity of the temple can be maintained, then that is the best way in the interest of the masses.

2. The generation of positive ions associated with menstruation is part of the natural process of removing the dead tissues from the system. In such a scenario, exposure to high levels of negative ions (as in a temple) would be against this natural and necessary process. So a counter therapy should aim at reducing the adverse physiological and psychological effects of positive ions. It is here the traditional practices of Rajaswala Paricharya sound very much logical and far advanced than the present level of our knowledge of menses related problems. The traditional practices include remaining outdoors and secluded from others, rest from all physical activities, specific diet, not to have complete bath etc. A study done on 30 women to test the effect of these practices of Rajaswala Paricharya found an improvement in relief to issues related to physical and psychic well being[ii].

With the knowledge of effect of negative ions, we can deduce the extent of exposure to negative ions by the menstruating women to get relief from her physical and mental stress while at the same time not tampering with the natural process of removal of dead material associated with positive ions.
The primary feature of remaining outdoors in seclusion from every one, which is looked down upon with disdain today, has a positive effect of offering an anion-rich environment. The maximum concentration of positive ions is found inside houses today and it could have been so in olden times too. By offering the menstruating woman a separate room, she is exposed to free flow of air and therefore to anion-rich atmosphere. About 85% of anions are absorbed through our skin. Just by keeping away from people and remaining outside, she is able to get the refreshing ions needed to reduce her stress. The terminology used in Tamil for menses is ‘veLi’, meaning outside or outdoors – which is self-descriptive of a state of wellness in terms of ion-therapy for a menstruating woman. 

It is known that vigorous exercise reduces the pH level thereby increasing the positive ions. Seen from this perspective, one can understand why the menstruating woman was exempted from doing all physical activities.

The supply of negative ions comes from her foods which are highly alkaline. This food is collectively known as ‘Havishya anna’ – the food used as oblations in yajna! It includes rice, moong, sesame, jiggery, ghee, cow’s milk etc. Sceptics who find fault with the tradition of menstruating woman keeping away from the temple and puja should ponder over the fact why she is asked to take the yajna-food during her menses. Doesn’t this convey that the body of the menstruating woman is a yajna kunda and menses blood is like agni, that she has to offer Havishya anna to get maximum positive benefits?  It is a practice in Tamilnadu even now to offer jiggery mixed sesame balls to the young girls during their menses. This quickens the process the easy and painless flow while supplying negative ions to her body. Even now there are women who are wary of taking sesame sweets while nearing their menses date, for the reason that sesame induces menses.

Positive ions during death.

A bath generates negative ions but also causes exertion which is related to positive ions. That is why Rajaswala Paricharya recommends incomplete bath to her. The traditional practices with reference to bath under different circumstances further reinforce the ion- theory in ashaucha (impurity). Death is associated with positive ions. The wail and sad state of mind of the near and dear also generate positive ions. The extended period of ‘impurity’ for the close relatives of the dead is better understood when seen through the ion-theory. It will take them for a while to come to terms with the loss of the person and stop crying. As long as they are crying, they will be surrounded by positive ions only which will increase the mental irritation of everyone around them. So it is better for these people to remain secluded for a while after death of their dear one so that the ion balance for others would not be upset. This is similar to why women stay from temples during menses.

This also justifies why a temple remains closed when someone dies in close vicinity. As long as the body is lying in state, positive ions keep growing around. (Cell death is associated with ion movement)[iii]. Once the body is removed, negative ions are injected through water – that is why cleaning by water is done. Shudhikaran is done not only after a death, but also when a child is found to have urinated or defecated within the temple premises. The process of Shuddikaran can be understood better from the effects of negative ion. The Shuddhi ritual involves water and there are researches establishing the effect of thoughts and chanting on water molecules. Whenever water is involved, the process of negative ion generation can be taken for granted. Even in our house we are generating negative ions while taking shower bath. The bath given to the menstruating woman on the fourth day (end of menses) is similar to shower bath which in traditional way involves pouring water on her through a sieve from a height.

Effect of negative ions in Sabarimala on women of menstruating age.

Sabarimala temple is situated on a mountain surrounded by dense forests. The location itself is brimming with a heavy dose of negative ions. By an estimate it is more than 10,000 per cubic centimetre in forested and hilly regions dotted with waterfalls or streams. The access path is also full of forests which once again ensure continuous exposure to negative ions. To cap it all the temple situated on top of the hill generates high level of negative ions by the rituals and abhisheka material brought by millions of devotees. What does this high dosage of negative ions do to the people? 

Research[iv] says that high dose of negative ions reduces male infertility, but the same cannot be said about female fertility. It is on record that the female fertility in mountainous regions is less compared to plains. The ‘corpus luteum’[v] found in the ovary and produced during every menstrual cycle and is responsible for secreting progesterone (a hormone responsible for maintaining pregnancy) doesn’t function well in altitudes. The development of corpus luteum depends on luteinizing hormone (LH) which is correlated to the level of pH value in the body. It is here temple chemistry comes into relevance as temple ingredients are associated with high pH value.

A study by Ding et al has found a relationship between pH value and LH, a hormone needed for ovulation and formation of corpus leteum.[vi]  It is found that LH peaks several times in high pH range. For normal ovulation, the LH must peak only once. In the normal functioning of the menstruation cycle, the LH level keeps gradually rising within a safe limit (1.9 to 12.5 IU/L) in the beginning. In the middle of the cycle it peaks at around 8.7 to 76.3 IU/L which causes the ovary to shed the ovum. After this LH level must come down to 0.5 to 16.9 IU/L. This means the pH level in a woman’s body keeps fluctuating from low in the first half, to sudden high in the middle (to cause ovulation) and then dropping down for the second half of the cycle. This means that a fertile woman should not have continuous high levels of pH.


The study has found out that LH level peaks several times when the pH level is high. In a place like Sabarimala, where the pH value must be the highest compared to any other temple, owing to its location in forested hill and highly alkaline ingredients used for worship, a trip to the temple by a woman of menstruating age would expose her to high dose of negative ions continuously for days. This causes the LH level in such a woman to peak irrespective of the date of the menstrual cycle thereby causing premature ovulation or ovarian dysfunction.

Traditionally it is believed that restriction on women is for their own benefit. It must noted that an expert in menstrual studies has recorded that her menstruation advanced by a week after she visited Pampa when the Sabarimala season was on with many devotees thronging over there.[vii] It is not difficult to guess the causes. With the discovery of effect of negative ions on LH and through that on ovulation, the traditional view only reiterates the traditional belief that Hindu practices are scientific and not dogmatic.

The locational factor of Sabarimala temple is incomparable with any other hill-temple like Tirumala or Ahobila. There had never been a tradition of vrat going for more than a normal menstrual cycle of a woman and never a compulsory walking all the way through the forests to reach the hill temple in the case of other temples. The negative ion concentration in Sabarimala is likely to be the highest among the hill temples and this is detrimental to the reproductive health of the woman.

In addition to the ion theory, the concept of God plays a role in creating the benefits for the community.  Every form of the Supreme Being has a name- form-action associated with It[viii] and the one wishing to draw the benefits from that form has to adhere to the rules associated with it. Or else there is no meaning in building temples and consecrating the deity with elaborate rituals. Vigraha being the last form of the Supreme Being to facilitate easy access to the devotee, and its manifestation carefully done through temple science, it is nothing but foolishness to interfere in or alter the temple traditions.

Conclusion
Temples with consecrated deities have come up in large numbers only in the last 1500 years. This seems to be in tune with the rise in population and stressful living conditions. The ever growing stressful conditions demand that temples are maintained in their pristine purity to help the community draw optimum levels of benefits – one facet of which revolves around the generation of negative ions.  The motto of Hindu religion namely ‘Sukha’ (happiness), exemplified by the Upanishadic vachan “Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah” is best served by the temple concept.   In times when the universality of Upanishads is being frowned upon, it is our wish that those sitting as arbiters for the Sabarimala case understand the temple concept as a way of nature and the traditions around it as way of life that are needed to be respected and therefore left untouched.




[ii] “Rajaswala Paricharya: Effect on menstrual cycle and Its associated symptoms” Dr.Pallavi Pai et al.

[iii] “Ion movements in cell death: from protection to execution” https://scielo.conicyt.cl/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0716-97602002000200012

[iv] “Miraculous effects of Negative Ions on Male Infertility” https://www.ecronicon.com/ecgy/pdf/ECGY-SPI-0S102.pdf

[vi] [vi] Preponderance of basic isoforms of serum luteinizing hormone (LH) is associated with the high bio/immune ratio of LH in healthy women and in women with polycystic ovarian disease”. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1955538


[viii] Changogya Upanishad 8-14-1

15 comments:

Latha B said...

Very rightly said. Nice article.very elaborate and precise explanation.

VasanthJain said...

Tamil Nationalists Naam Tamilar Party, Dr Paari Saalan, tamil Chinthanaiyalar peravai youtube channel - all have proven Tamil is the oldest language and tamil Siddhas religion was that of Shiva(enoch) and Murugan(Marduk).
Please watch the research videos of that channel and know how Brahmins(Indian Jews as claimed in their videos) have altered the Tamil Siddha Tradition and stolen Hinduism from the Tamil Tradition.
All religions, languages originated from Tamil.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myWd_muzTRQ&list=PLZsrZkjp4837YNj_iD8G3VcHJazF_W5Sp

arunmp32020 said...

any interperatations fr this horoscope of imran khan

https://www.astrosage.com/celebrity-horoscope/imran-khan-birth-chart.asp

jayasree said...

@arunmp32020

Its doubtful this is a genuine horoscope. This doesn't match with the current developments in the wake of Pulwama attack.

On the other hand, current Dasa of India shows trouble from siblings - a reference to Pakistan

jayasree said...

@VasanthJain,

Tamil's antiquity is true, but if someone says it is not Vedic then it is agenda driven propaganda, for, it was Muruga who first initiated Vedic homa. Any narrative that neglects this part of Muruga is false and can be falsified. Though I have not written in my blog, recently I have given a speech on Seeman's Muruga-meddling and the facts on Muruga's connection to Vedic culture. I will be bringing out videos on this in near future.

To know the unified culture all over India read my series here https://jayasreesaranathan.blogspot.com/2018/03/rama-and-seetha-spoke-tamil-spoken.html

and

http://jayasreesaranathan.blogspot.com/2018/04/tsunami-at-setu-and-formation-of.html

VasanthJain said...

Thanks for the links Jaya.
Will be waiting for your Muruga connection to vedas article.
People may complain Seeman and others as having political ambition in glorifying Muruga over Vedic Gods(Tamil Nationalism vote bank), but I have read few discussions on the net which says Dravidian Muruga and Sanskrit Kumara are different. Hope you throw some light on those as well in your article. especially this one :
https://karkanirka.org/2008/04/13/murugan1/

jayasree said...

@ vasanthJain,

The link you have given relies on Kamil velebil and Iravatham Mahadeavm as its sources. That is enough to know how messed up the articles had come out to be. The author's dates also are disputable. Mahadevan's Murugan derivation is absolutely wrong but the author has relied on that!!!! Next there is this talk of Dravidian and Aryan - towing the lines of later day works of Iravatham Mahadevan that they refer to language groups. I studied fully Mahadeavan's works for a paper presentation and I can prove how everything of what he says is wrong. His contribution on Brahmi- decipherment alone is worth the salt and acceptable.

I have given some links from my blog and it is obvious you have not read them. Please read them and the 7 articles in that series to know that Tamil was the lingua franca of the entire land in the past. But Sanskrit also co-existed as the language for education. And Tamil- Sanskrit development had happened simultaneously under the regime of Muruga!! Muruga was the first one to have initiated Vedic Homa and Vaivasvata Manu was either his contemporary or a successor.

I believe you can read Tamil. I have written extensively on what is Dravida, how Tamils are not Dravida in any sense of the term and how it was a unified culture in the past. It is a separate blogspot of 120 + articles. You can start here http://thamizhan-thiravidana.blogspot.com/2010/11/blog-post_18.html

On Muruga, I am thinking of starting a separate blog "Murugan Muppaattanaa?" much like 'Thamizhan Dravidanaa?'. It would be aimed at Seeman's lies. Will make an announcement in this blog when I begin that.

jayasree said...

@VasanthJain,

Saw the Youtube you sent. Unsubstantiable.

Kumari Kandam landmass in that part of the sea never existed. Written in detail in Tamil blog. In English this would help. https://jayasreesaranathan.blogspot.com/2012/12/mu-to-lemuria-kumari-kandam-to-sumeria_21.html

VasanthJain said...

@Jaya,
//I believe you can read Tamil. I have written extensively on what is Dravida, how Tamils are not Dravida in any sense of the term and how it was a unified culture in the past. It is a separate blogspot of 120 + articles. You can start here http://thamizhan-thiravidana.blogspot.com/2010/11/blog-post_18.html //

Can you please translate those articles in English so that it reaches wider audience. I am not from TamilNadu. I cannot read Tamil. I know Hindi and English. I am interested in Hindu history and Culture. So I read all kinds of stuffs related to them. Previously Tamil people were saying we North Indians along with South Indian upper castes were Aryans and now they have removed North Indians and are telling only Brahmins(Indian Jews as called by them) were outsiders. Little relief for North Indians like us.

jayasree said...

@VasanthJain.

Not possible to translate them all into English, but core ideas have been written by me in English. Search my blogspot for Dravida, or any other topic. The Muruga series is going to be in Tamil only, to reach out to the Tamil readers. However I am planning to bring out Youtube videos on these topics. The narration will be in English.

VasanthJain said...

/However I am planning to bring out Youtube videos on these topics. The narration will be in English./

That would be helpful for people like me if it is in video form or in english. I can understand Tamil language speech little bit, but dont know to read Tamil words.

Dr Rama Krishnan said...

I read elsewhere that Maha Periyava said that Vedic Sanskrit is the oldest language in the world.
https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-oldest-language-known-to-man-And-was-it-invented-or-taught-to-us

Dr Rama Krishnan said...

First part
“Experiences with Maha Periyava: The Oldest Language in the World

When I went to the Kanchi Mutt to have the darshan of Sri Maha Periyava, there were four foreigners there, an Israeli, an Italian, a German and a British. They had come to do their PhD in Philology on the topic of ‘the most ancient languages in the Occidental and the Oriental world’. They were studying Latin, Hebrew and Greek languages in the Occidental part and Sanskrit and Tamil in the Oriental part.

Maha Periyava was in his private quarters, performing His Nithya Karma Anushtanas and elaborate poojas; they had waited and desired to take a photo of Him but His kaingaryams refused permission. They were heartbroken that they could not take a picture. All the four of them were standing near a tree since morning waiting for Periyava to finish his poojas and give darshan. They asked His sevakas when He would be done with the poojas but got an unconvincing reply.

I told the foreigners that we Indians are used to the way of life at the Mutt, but how had they all been standing for the past 6 hours? One of them looked at his watch and exclaimed, “Oh my God, has it been 6 hours? He is a Man of Certainty and is Beyond Time!”

Maha Periyava came in after 10 minutes and we all went and prostrated before Him. Looking at the man (who had the camera hanging around his neck) who had wanted to take the photos, He gestured with His hands that he could take the pictures now. He posed for three photos and stopped him before taking the fourth.”

Dr Rama Krishnan said...

2nd part contd
Why have you all come here and what is the purpose of your visit? “, asked Periyava.

”We have visited many places regarding our research on the most ancient language”.

Periyava asked, “So, did you arrive at a conclusion as to which is the most ancient language?”

The Israeli replied, “Hebrew is the most ancient in the Occident; but in the Oriental, people say that both Sanskrit and Tamil are the oldest, but we are confused and that is why we are here for Your opinion”.

Periyava said, “There is another language which is more ancient than all these, it is the Vedic Language. It is the source of even Sanskrit and Hebrew.”

“There is a verse about rebirth in Hebrew, can you recite it completely?” asked Periyava to the Israeli by giving the man the first two words.

The Israeli recited it for 3 to 4 minutes. Periyava looked around and asked some boys, “You have all learnt Rig Veda, can you recite this particular verse? He suggested some mantras to the boys.”

Those boys recited the Veda Mantras for 5 minutes.

Periyava then addressed the Israeli ”Did you understand what these boys recited now?”

The four men remain quiet.

Maha Periyava smiled and turned to the boys and said “You all will definitely not understand what this man had recited in Hebrew!”

He then turned to the Israeli and said, “What you have chanted before is the same as what these boys have chanted!”

The 4 foreigners were stunned and did not know how to respond. Maha Periyava told them that he could prove it and asked for a paper and a pen.

“In Vedas it is mentioned that the world has been classified into 32 portions/regions. And in each of the 32 geographic regions, Vedas say how the Veda Aksharas have changed/got pronounced in those places!”

He asked each of them which region they came from and then explained to them how a particular Veda Aksharam got changed in their individual places! He asked the boys to recite a verse from Rig Veda again and told the men how each Aksharam in Rig Veda in that verse would sound in their Regions!

The Sarveshwaran then said, “I will now recite this verse with some difficulty as it has been a long time since I had Abhyasam and the Mahan started to chant the mantra slowly, slightly differing from the basic shloka aksharam so that it matched how it would sound in Hebrew. After he recited the aksharams he asked the Israeli if he understood the recital of the mantra and aksharam and observed any familiarity.

To the boys who recited the Vedas, He said, “I will now recite it in a slightly different form based on how each Aksharam will sound in Hebrew. Please do not think it is wrong; there is this injunction in the Vedas that it can be recited this way also.”

To everybody’s astonishment and surprise, the Israeli started to recite in Hebrew what Maha Periyava exactly chanted- the aksharas in a modified form, as it resembled the Hebrew language. The Israeli therefore chanted it together with Him!!!

We were all stunned!!!

Dr Rama Krishnan said...

Final part
“After this demonstration Maha Periyava addressed everyone assembled there, “I told you earlier, the same verse in Rig Veda is present ditto in Hebrew, but the Aksharas have changed slightly. (As we say Yamuna but in the North it is Jamuna, Va in the south is Ba in West Bengal, Paa in Tamil is Haa in Kannada etc). Therefore, the most ancient language in the world is the Vedic language!”

Maha Periyava then asked for paper and pen to be supplied to the four men in order to prepare a table and fill it with how the Rig Veda Aksharams sounded in their language. This was completed in 15 minutes.

The Israeli was shocked and exclaimed, “This is something unimaginable!”

Periyava asked him, “What do you think now, do you now agree that everything has sprung from Vedas?”

The look on the Israeli’s face was not convincing.

Periyava quipped, “What, Are you thinking why could Vedas not have originated from Hebrew?”

The man said, “Yes, it could have been the reverse also, the Vedas could have come from Hebrew”.

Periyava replied smilingly, “You only have the lock, whereas we have both the key and the lock! It is even mentioned in the Vedas as to which Maharishi from here in India went to your region and spread/taught Vedas in Israel!”

The man was fully convinced in the end that the Vedic language is indeed the oldest and the most time honored.”