Finally, when things start to make sense about the ancient culture:
- Washrooms are constructed far away from home.
- People are supposed to enter the house, leaving their footwear outside and only after washing their hands, feet, and face.
- Turmeric is applied to all the entrance thresholds (Gadapa) of the house.
- Our elders used to clean and wash the house frequently.
- Rangoli is drawn with white clay or chalk (As the ore released from calcium could kill some deadly virus)
- Food is cooked only after taking a bath.
- Elders used to restrict eating something without washing hands and habits like nail-biting, keeping fingers in mouth, etc.
- People who didn’t bathe are considered unholy and not allowed to do the household chores.
- Sneezing before someone going out is considered Ominous and are supposed to sit for a while(Reason: When one sneeze, the air spread virus or bacteria will take some time to reach the ground and to stay for a while can avoid the chances of transmission to others)
- When people used to greet each other with formal Namaste avoiding handshake.
- Turmeric is used in all the curries.
- Adding food items like pepper rasam and fenugreek gravy to the menu at least once a month
- Using castor oil for a total body massage at least once in 6months.
- People used to follow Asoucha or Asoucham for 11days after the birth or death of family members(to avoid people from getting infected)
Every ritual our elders followed has a reason, and there will be an unending list if we dig. So, following ancient rituals and cultures is considered equally important just as much as evolving technology.