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Sabarimala devotees have to avoid footwear


Nowadays people prefer to use foot-wears both inside and outside their houses. That is one of the reasons why the lifestyle diseases like blood pressure and heart ailments are seen largely among the new generation. It is said that there are pressure points at the bottom of human beings feet. Such points need adequate external pressings for the proper functioning of the body organs. By using footwear these pressure points can never be subjected for external pressings.
Sabarimala devotees have to avoid foot-wears during the time of 41 days austerities. This will help them very much during the forthcoming pilgrimage where devotees have to trek through elevated paths comprising of thorns and stones. If they walk barefooted during the 41 day time-frame, their feet becomes hard and won’t get hurt during the mountain trekking. This enables them to have physical fitness as well as preventive capability against dreadful illness during the days of penance. Walking barefooted facilitate proper blood circulation and thereby ensures healthy life to the devotees. It can be seen that the modern medical science has also supported this fact unanimously. While walking through paths containing thorns and stones the feet of devotees get some kind of pressure which can rejuvenate the functions of the internal organs.
Inside the feet, there are veins existing between toes and sole while these blood vessels have got direct connections with the key functional organs in the body such as brain, heart, kidney and liver. Hence, the pressure experiencing by each such vein enhances the functional capability of internal organs profusely. The scientific background regarding the pressure points under the feet are very much related to the acupuncture treatments prevalent in China, where needles are being used to generate pressure on body surfaces. Hence, devotees can enjoy lifelong sound health, if they walk barefooted even after the Sabarimala pilgrimage.


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