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Eating With Our Hands Is Considered Highly Unhygienic And Is Frowned Upon In The West, But Indians Insist On The Benefits Of Eating With Hands. Here Is Why It's Done.

Aishwarya Dudha | Last Modified - Sep 28, 2017, 05:20 PM IST

Indians Prefer eating With Hands, There Is A Logic Behind This. Know Why it's done even though its unhygienic.
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    Even though eating foods is considered unsophisticated and unhygienic around the world, and is frowned upon. Indians prefer using their hands to eat food. Some cultures even get rid of the plate and have a banana leaf to it from.
    Why do you think this is done? Is there any logic behind it or was it just because spoons were not invented and people of India never changed.

    Ayurvedic teachings say that each finger is an extension of one of the five elements (air, water, space, earth, fire). Through the thumb comes space; the forefinger- air; the mid-finger, fire; the ring finger- water; and the little finger-earth.
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    Even though eating foods is considered unsophisticated and unhygienic around the world, and is frowned upon. Indians prefer using their hands to eat food. Some cultures even get rid of the plate and have a banana leaf to it from.
    Why do you think this is done? Is there any logic behind it or was it just because spoons were not invented and people of India never changed.

    Ayurvedic teachings say that each finger is an extension of one of the five elements (air, water, space, earth, fire). Through the thumb comes space; the forefinger- air; the mid-finger, fire; the ring finger- water; and the little finger-earth.
  • +5 See more slides
    Even though eating foods is considered unsophisticated and unhygienic around the world, and is frowned upon. Indians prefer using their hands to eat food. Some cultures even get rid of the plate and have a banana leaf to it from.
    Why do you think this is done? Is there any logic behind it or was it just because spoons were not invented and people of India never changed.

    Ayurvedic teachings say that each finger is an extension of one of the five elements (air, water, space, earth, fire). Through the thumb comes space; the forefinger- air; the mid-finger, fire; the ring finger- water; and the little finger-earth.
  • +5 See more slides
    Even though eating foods is considered unsophisticated and unhygienic around the world, and is frowned upon. Indians prefer using their hands to eat food. Some cultures even get rid of the plate and have a banana leaf to it from.
    Why do you think this is done? Is there any logic behind it or was it just because spoons were not invented and people of India never changed.

    Ayurvedic teachings say that each finger is an extension of one of the five elements (air, water, space, earth, fire). Through the thumb comes space; the forefinger- air; the mid-finger, fire; the ring finger- water; and the little finger-earth.
  • +5 See more slides
    Even though eating foods is considered unsophisticated and unhygienic around the world, and is frowned upon. Indians prefer using their hands to eat food. Some cultures even get rid of the plate and have a banana leaf to it from.
    Why do you think this is done? Is there any logic behind it or was it just because spoons were not invented and people of India never changed.

    Ayurvedic teachings say that each finger is an extension of one of the five elements (air, water, space, earth, fire). Through the thumb comes space; the forefinger- air; the mid-finger, fire; the ring finger- water; and the little finger-earth.
  • +5 See more slides
    Even though eating foods is considered unsophisticated and unhygienic around the world, and is frowned upon. Indians prefer using their hands to eat food. Some cultures even get rid of the plate and have a banana leaf to it from.
    Why do you think this is done? Is there any logic behind it or was it just because spoons were not invented and people of India never changed.

    Ayurvedic teachings say that each finger is an extension of one of the five elements (air, water, space, earth, fire). Through the thumb comes space; the forefinger- air; the mid-finger, fire; the ring finger- water; and the little finger-earth.

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