About Being "Superstitious" ?Do you feel that whatsoever you are doing in the name of God are true & you have no doubt in that. Is there anything that you used to do but later came to know that this can't be right & you changed your opinion & moved with another path. I used to believe in Idol Worship & the offerings being made to the Shiv Linga. In our culture everything was scientific but later on all those converted to on religion basis without knowing its logical explanation. For example, the reason behind the offering made to the Shiv Linga is that this add to the moisture content of the idol & this makes the life of the statue grow to the extended period. Ask yourself that if the offering we are doing to the Shiv Linga ,then why the same can't be possible for other incarnations as well.
Now, when you ring a bell in the temple, this got its own benefit. The time this bell makes a sound, on that particular moment your mind empties with that sound means in that moment you are free from the worldly affairs, doubts or suspicions & you feel peace & enlightened. Our temples used to be in such a shape that this pours energy within you. But we are just doing the activities without knowing its importance. We are just doing the physical exercise & this doesn't make the God happier.