Ever Wondered Why Do We Touch The Feet Of Our Elders?

Here are both scientific and psychological reasons!


"Munna, don't forget to touch your uncle's feet," said mother.

"Why do you always ask me to do this, mother?" asked curious Munna. 

Looking at the inquiring kid, Munna's mother then told him how India is a country of traditions, and we are widely known for our gestures of giving respect to elders. 

This must have happened to most of us that we are asked to take blessing from our elders by bowing in front of them and touching their feet. This immemorial tradition to touch the feet of one's father and mother, teachers and elders is something we have always been doing. They, in return, bless us by placing their hand on or over our head.

But have we ever wondered why is this a tradition? What is the reason behind it? If not, then let's check it out!