Have you ever noticed that most of the Indian ladies while doing pooja (worshiping) wear silk sarees/clothes?
Ever Wonder Why ?
There is a scientific reason behind that but most of us didn’t ever noticed as we are just following our tradition.
Silk clothes have the capacity to attract and store electro-magnetic energy. With the friction between the body and the silk clothes, electric energy is produced, which gives rise to electro static attraction.This energy, according to shastras, would act on the mind of the devotee. It is also said that the vibrations, which are generated while worshiping, are also stored by wearing the silk clothes. The external clothing, which prevents the loss of these vibrations, would work on the mind to sustain the much needed concentration. It is also said that any worship, without concentration is useless.
In the same way married Indian women wear toe rings and silver anklets to energize their body by activating the corresponding nerves by wearing these jewellery. There is so much of diversity in India but each custom has its own scientific value.
History of Involvement
However, silk was not known to India in Vedic times. It comes from China. As per Wikipedia “The Emperors of China strove to keep knowledge of sericulture secret to maintain the Chinese monopoly. Nonetheless sericulture reached Korea with technological aid from China around 200 BC, the ancient Kingdom of Khotan by AD 50 and India by AD 140.” So silk was an AD 140 addition to India. It was not used for 1000s of years before that, and in Vedic times.
In All over India, silk clothes are preferred during Poojas, be it a Maharashtrian lady in Ganesh Puja, or a Bengali lady in Durga Pooja or a Gujarati lady in Laxmi Pooja during Diwali and so on!!!