5 Indian Superstitions And Facts Behind Them

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Despite the fact that the majority of them sound We find it pointless and ambiguous The majority of them are supported by scientific evidence. Our forefathers examined the complexities of daily life and devised a few guidelines, which subsequently became superstitions since Indians mindlessly obey anything remotely related to religion. religiously linked

Do not cut nails after sunset

You must have heard this warning a lot of times from your parents but did you ever get a convincing answer? Probably no

The scientific reason: In earlier times, when there was limited supply of electricity, people avoided cutting nails after sunset because of hygienic reasons – one would not know if the nail particles get stuck to the feet and are carried inside the rooms.

Hanging lemon and chilis

At the front door We’ve been doing the ‘Nimbu Mirchi’ ritual to ward off evil spirits and vibrations, but there’s a scientific foundation for the belief.

The science: Lemon and chilli, both have insecticidal properties which keep insects away. In a way, it was a way to protect the house/ shop from insects entering. Whoa, did you think about that earlier?

‘Don’t go near peepal/ Banyan tree at night’

Most of us know the reason behind this popular saying – trees release carbon dioxide during nighttime. So, there is no truth in the belief that peepal tree is inhabited by spirits and ghosts, they might scare you during that time.

Women not allowed in temples during mensuration

Do you still hear this thing at home – to not pray or go near the ‘mandir’ while menstruating?

Also Read – Scientific reason why Indian Women wear Bindi

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