India is a land of religions.It is also the birthplace of some of the world’s major religions like Buddhism,Hinduism,Jainism etc. Religious diversity is an important part of Indian customs.People follows various kinds of beliefs and practices according to their religions which changes after a few kilometers just like Indian languages .They believe in various superstitions which may not directly linked to their religions but are influenced by all these factors.Being an Indian ,we are grown up with all these things which has overpowered our mind and every time something good or bad happens,this is the reason behind it. Believe it or not,Superstitions keeps hitting our mind all the time.See some of the top superstitions which is very famous in our Indian culture across the country:
1. A black cat crossing the road:
It is said that when a black cat crosses your path,then you should not go forward.You will see people doing different funny activities like waiting for another person to cross first,changing the route,throwing a chappal and then go etc.They believe that something bad will happen to them for sure if they cross the road although the cat is no reason for it.
2. Keeping a knife under pillow avoids bad dreams:
Another scary yet interesting superstition people believes in is keeping a knife under your pillow to avoid bad dreams.This is so spread everywhere and you will actually find many people doing this activity.If it really works,their belief doubles and if doesn’t work, then they take it for some other reason but their superstition still remains alive.
3. Do not eat sweets and go out:
This is so prominent in the indian culture where they believe that you should never leave outside your home after eating sweets.At least before leaving,take some salt or ‘namkeen’ in your mouth and wait for some 10 minutes.I don’t know the reason,WHY? The consequence is that some bad soul will get inside your body or you will get sick.
4. Trying a lemon and some chillies :
It is seen that people are jealous of each others wealth and happiness.Thus when they see losing their money from their business,they tie this lemon with some chillies in front of their door to avoid the evil eyes of the people.This is practiced by almost everybody in our country unless they don’t see their business sinking.It saves you from ‘BURA NAZAR’ according to them.
5. Broken glass in the house is not good:
When a glass breaks in the house,it is considered bad for the people living in the house.According to the people, it brings troubles and bad lucks in the house.It should be immediately removed from the house to reduce its effects over them.
6. If a crow calls on your house,it is a sign of guests coming :
It is assumed that when a crow calls on your house , it gives us a sign of guests or relatives coming to your house.Well, this is believed strongly all over the country but in my personal view, it hardly matters because we have a lot numbers of crows spread all over the country and in a country like India, every few hours you will find some other persons visiting your house.
7. Never ask someone,”Where are you Going?”:
This superstition lies in every 1 out of 3 houses in India. It says that when someone is going out of their home, never ask them, “ Where are you going?” otherwise their purpose of going out will not be fulfilled.Well ,it is tried by many people but it hardly matters to their purposes.
8. If you are about to travel and someone sneezes,is a bad Omen:
If you are just ready to go somewhere and from nowhere someone sneezes,then you have to wait for some time inside and then go out otherwise it is considered as a bad omen. You may have often seen these incidents in your house,locality etc.
9. Don’t sleep with your head facing south direction:
When you go to sleep at night, it is said by people that you should not put your head on south direction while sleeping because they believe that a dead person is kept in such a position. But yes, this is very true if you have noticed sometime.
This is almost practiced all over the world where people say number 13 is an unlucky and evil number.You will not find any room of this number in hotels,apartments etc.Even in India,Many high tall buildings don’t have this 13th floor.Also Friday with the same date is considered as an evil day where ghosts come out of their tombs according to the people.
11. If your left palm itches,then money will come to you:
Yes,You heard that right?If generally a person right hand’s palm starts itching,It is a good sign for you because money will come to your hands,according to the Vasu Shastra. But if the other palm starts itching,the result will be opposite and you will be soon losing money from your hands.
12. Don’t shake your legs while sitting idle:
Many times people taunt you saying, “Please don’t shake your legs” .The reason behind is it brings bad luck in the family or in the person’s life itself. So if you ever find someone doing the same thing ,you should stop him saying the same thing.This may help them from bad lucks in their life.
So just look around yourselves and you will find more superstitions that still people believe very strongly and yes it may help you to save from many uncertain events coming in your life.