Few Bizarre Superstitions That Indians Still Believe
From breaking mirrors to hanging lemons and chilies, India is a country of diverse cultures and traditions, as well as a lot of superstitions. Every day, we encounter them everywhere. A black cat crosses our path and like a dead statue, we stop and wait for someone to pass first. The best part about the country is that we continue to practice them even if we know nothing is going to happen. Incredible India? Isn’t it?
Let’s examine some Indian superstitions and the beliefs that underline them.
If a black cat crosses your path, it’s a bad omen
Just because they are black cats? Not just in India but a popular belief in the west too. The origin of this superstition has come from the Egyptians who believed that black cats were evil creatures and they bring bad luck. In India, the black color is generally associated with Lord Shani. It is advised to let someone else pass before you if a black cat crosses your path. The first individual will experience all the bad luck in this way, but you won’t.
Hanging lemon and 7 green chilies
In India, people believe that “ALAKSHMI,” the goddess of disaster, might harm business entrepreneurs or shop proprietors. Shop owners in India hang lemons and seven green chilies from their doors because the goddess likes sour, pungent, and fiery foods.
Adding 1 rupee to the gift amount
Indians typically enjoy giving gifts of money on weddings and other special events., and it won’t be 100 or 500 but rather 101 or 501. We increase the total by one rupee. It is seen as a blessing, affection, and good fortune. The amount will end in a zero if we don’t add the single rupee coin, which signifies “ the end”
Twitching of the eye is inauspicious
Eye twitching is seen as unlucky in certain cultures and lucky in others. It varies depending on gender as well. There are numerous scientific explanations for why the eyes twitch because it has to do with the eyes. Eye twitching may be brought on by strain, alcohol, fatigue, allergies, stress, or even dry eyes.
Avoid Going near a peepal tree at night
Peepal is one tree the ghosts like to hover around and if you sleep around a peepal tree at night, the ghosts will kill you. Animals sleep under trees all the time, why don’t we see all of them dead, the next morning?
Sweeping is not allowed after sunset
Desi households will never allow sweeping of floors after sunset. It is said that Goddess Lakshmi visits during the evening time and if one sweep, it will drive her away. Well, lips are sealed!
Itchy palm will bring money
Many believe that if you have an itchy left palm brings more money whereas an itchy right palm means you have to shell out money. So don’t be too happy. Right?
We have other beliefs like:
No haircuts on Fridays and Tuesdays
Just as we leave the house, if someone sneezes, woe betide you
No payments on Friday
Crow cawing? Expect visitors
Serious discussion. Lizard chirping. Good omen.
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