A seeker from across the ocean once asked a Sadhu in Himalayas why River Ganga is revered so much in India.
The Sadhu answered, “The waters of Ganga has the touch of Trinity, Brahma pours the water out of his Kamandalu on to his palm to wash the feet of Maha Vishnu as Trivikrama and when she came down to this earth plane she was confined by Maharudradeva in his matted hairlock. Hence she is revered by everyone.”
To this the foreign seeker smiled and said that episode happened many many ages back and do Indians believe that water that washed the foot of Maha Vishnu still remain in Ganga.
The Sadhu replied that in India among Hindus there is strong belief that the water that washed the foot of Maha Vishnu is still in the Ganga. Even though the waters of Ganga merges with ocean every year they recollect as clouds due to evaporation and transpiration and fall in the Ganga basin with the help of Vayuputra (Hanuman).
The Sadhu goes on to explain that water is one of the five elements which hold memory. Agni the other element is an eternal observer to events and hence Hindus have them as witness at wedlock.
Water is taken in the palm while making a Sankalpa (one point resolve). It can be observed that while blessing holy water is sprinkled after uttering a mantra and water is thrown if a curse is imposed since water retains the memory of the holy words as well as harsh ones.
Water not only holds the memory of the words but also retains our thoughts and feelings absorbing it in our DNA and emits weak electromagnetic waves that cause structural changes in water that persist even in extremely high dilutions.
The fact that water has memory was studied by Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier. In 2014 UNESCO hosted a meeting to discuss the study on “Memory of Water” acknowledgeding the fact that water does retain memory which the ancients had understood. Though many modern scientist ridiculed the thesis we Hindus can understand that water does have memory as we use the same in "Dharmodaka". Dharmodaka is an important rite performed on the 10 day following the death of a person. It is believed that the relatives and friends of the deceased ease the latter’s journey in the other world and lessen the burdens of his sins in this world by offering the fruit of their virtuous deeds to the departed. The person who offers this ‘Dharmodaka’ has to make a vow to transfer the fruit of all his good deeds to the departed one so that his journey to the source or to another womb thereafter is smooth.
An atheist may ask how water in DNA would transport from one dead body to the zygote in the womb. My understanding is that the DNA can be teleported as water can remain in vapour form too…..what say???