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Here's The Scientific Reason Behind Indian Custom Of Throwing Coins In Holy Rivers. You'll Be Surprised What It Does To Your Health!

Anshu Awasthi | Last Modified - Dec 15, 2016, 06:07 PM IST

We all have thrown coins in holy rivers, expecting it would bring good luck. Let’s put this tradition under a scientific radar today and find out the logic behind it
  • Logic or Superstition: Throwing coins in holy river brings good luck
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    Logic or Superstition: Throwing coins in holy river brings good luck
    We have very recently started questioning the rituals that the Hindu religion follows. What we should consider before following them today is that some of these rituals started hundreds of years ago, and were very relevant for that time. For example, the tradition of throwing coins in a holy river or spring is common. We see people touching the coin to forehead and throwing it in Ganga, Yamuna or other holy rivers. The general reasoning given for this act is that it brings good luck. Let’s put this tradition under a scientific radar today!
    In ancient times, most of the currency was made of copper, unlike the stainless steel coins of today. Now, copper is a vital metal for human body as it helps in metabolism, and we all know that our body cannot synthesize copper. Hence the supply for absorption must come from outside.
    Tanks and rivers were the only sources of drinking water in ancient times. Throwing copper currency in them was one way of our fore-fathers ensuring that we intake sufficient copper on daily basis. Also, copper helped settle the dust particles to the bottom, thereby making drinking water available on top. In those times water purifiers were not present and river were clean. People consumed its water for drinking and cooking.
    Click on to know the significance of drinking water from a copper vessel...
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    Coins thrown in a fountain
    We have very recently started questioning the rituals that the Hindu religion follows. What we should consider before following them today is that some of these rituals started hundreds of years ago, and were very relevant for that time. For example, the tradition of throwing coins in a holy river or spring is common. We see people touching the coin to forehead and throwing it in Ganga, Yamuna or other holy rivers. The general reasoning given for this act is that it brings good luck. Let’s put this tradition under a scientific radar today!
    In ancient times, most of the currency was made of copper, unlike the stainless steel coins of today. Now, copper is a vital metal for human body as it helps in metabolism, and we all know that our body cannot synthesize copper. Hence the supply for absorption must come from outside.
    Tanks and rivers were the only sources of drinking water in ancient times. Throwing copper currency in them was one way of our fore-fathers ensuring that we intake sufficient copper on daily basis. Also, copper helped settle the dust particles to the bottom, thereby making drinking water available on top. In those times water purifiers were not present and river were clean. People consumed its water for drinking and cooking.
    Click on to know the significance of drinking water from a copper vessel...
  • Copper vessel
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    Copper vessel
    We have very recently started questioning the rituals that the Hindu religion follows. What we should consider before following them today is that some of these rituals started hundreds of years ago, and were very relevant for that time. For example, the tradition of throwing coins in a holy river or spring is common. We see people touching the coin to forehead and throwing it in Ganga, Yamuna or other holy rivers. The general reasoning given for this act is that it brings good luck. Let’s put this tradition under a scientific radar today!
    In ancient times, most of the currency was made of copper, unlike the stainless steel coins of today. Now, copper is a vital metal for human body as it helps in metabolism, and we all know that our body cannot synthesize copper. Hence the supply for absorption must come from outside.
    Tanks and rivers were the only sources of drinking water in ancient times. Throwing copper currency in them was one way of our fore-fathers ensuring that we intake sufficient copper on daily basis. Also, copper helped settle the dust particles to the bottom, thereby making drinking water available on top. In those times water purifiers were not present and river were clean. People consumed its water for drinking and cooking.
    Click on to know the significance of drinking water from a copper vessel...

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