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Apart from India, Lotus is also the National Flower of Vietnam.

 

Lotus honey is useful for treatment of various diseases of the eyes.

 

Lotus can reach only 125 cm (50 inches) in height but it spreads 3 meters (10 feet) horizontally (width).

 

In Egyptian mythology, the lotus is associated with the sun, as it flowers at the day hours, and closes by night. Lotus is even believed to have given birth to the sun.

 

The Sudarshan Chakra has 108 serrated blades, and has the capability to travel several million yojanas (1 Yojana = 8 kms) at a blink of an eye.

 

Karthika Purnima is also named as Deva Diwali. It is believed that Vishnu, on this day, returns to his abode after completing his stay in Bali. Hence, the day is known as Deva-Diwali.

 

People who are underweight are at risk of osteoporosis, infections, fertility problems and early death.

 

The Saree, a dress worn by women even in modern India and Nepal dates its origin to the Hindu cultures from Indus valley Civilization (2000.BC).

 

Yoghurt may contain more sugar than soft drinks

 

By the 1940s, lipsticks came in different shades–but all of them were still some form of red. All of the lipstick formulas at this time were very matte, so women would put Vaseline over top to moisturize and add sheen.

 

Hair removal has clearly been a thing since the dawn of time because even the Ancient Egyptians were attempting to get rid of it. Body sugaring is a natural (have you noticed a trend yet?) method to remove hair. This method is less painful than waxing with the added benefits of exfoliation and the elimination of skin irritation.

 

Beauty secret straight from Queen Cleo herself is Dead Sea salts for the skin. The Dead Sea is known for is natural healing properties that replenish essential minerals lost during daily activities.

 

Cleanliness and hygiene were highly favored among the ancient Egyptians. They made soap paste out of clay and olive oil. The soap would cleanse the body as well as nourish and heal the skin.

 

Henna can do much more than just beautiful skin detailing. The Egyptians used henna to naturally dye their fingernails yellow and orange. Researchers found that the henna conditioned their nails as well. All natural and growth promoting? Count us in.

 

Egyptian women used burnt almonds to paint their brows black and fill them out. They were on top of the eyebrow game before it even got started.

 

19th century: Citrus eye drops
Before the existence of Visine, drops of lemon or orange juice were relied on for brighter eyes. Ouch!

 

19th century: Powder : Ladies would dab on powder to hide freckles and redness. Rice powder, zinc oxide or pearl powder (the most expensive option) were all commonly used.

 

If you would notice, in a temple, the chamber of the god 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. 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.

 

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. It is said that in the ancient times, a temple should be located at a place where earth's magnetic wave path passes through densely. How the energy quotient of a place was measured is not known but keeping in mind the lost advance science fundas of our ancient saints, they would have figured a way out!

 

Dwajastambham symbolizes the spine or Back-Bone. Near the Dwajastambham in case of South Indian temples is the Bali Peetam. Rice and other anointments are offered here by the priests, who then progress to all other presiding deities around the temple and subsequently to the main deity. The significance of Garuda in the Dwajastambham is, that he is waiting eagerly to guide us to the lord.Garuda also removes any sarpadoshas in the body.

 
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