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Author Hemavathy Govindasamy, Kuala Langat Community College, Banting, Selangor, Malaysia
Biodata English Lecturer, received her first degree from the Sultan Idris Education University ( UPSI ), Tanjong Malim, Perak. Malaysia. At present, she is lecturing English For Communication and English For Work at Kuala Langat Community College, Banting. Malaysia She has taught in same position in Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia for 3 years.
so that it will prevent something bad from happening. A widow wears white clothes. other animals. it is signs of getting a bad news and for a male if left palms itches. It is also unfortunate if a black cat comes appears while a serious discussion is going on. Furthermore. In similar fashion. In fact. These have been passed down from generation to generation and they have positive and negative effects. For instance. For instance. This may sound amazing but it is factual. if an owl sits on the roof of a house. hearing a dog’s howling at night also will bring bad luck. if a female’s right palm itches. every culture has its own superstitions with many examples. it is a sign of approaching ruin and destruction for the particular family in the house. Even. Seeing women especially widows or barren are believed to bring misfortune while leaving home. For this purpose. For example. cutting nails in the night prohibited is because fear of evil spirits. eating sweet curd before taking an exam will bring good luck is another Indian superstition. are peacocks. Besides cats. owls and dogs. which is inauspicious for another person who sees it. However. Other bad omens in Indian superstitions are the women and human parts of the body. Indians are the one being deeply engaged with abound superstitions even in this modern world. Indians practice to split thrice when they see black cats. while leaving the house and hearing the shrill sound of a peacock is believed to be bad. especially when someone in the family or neighbourhood is sick. As for human parts of the body like hands itchiness and eyes twitches indicate as bad omen. . Animals play an important role in contributing to bad omens in Indian superstitions. if the left eye of a woman and right eye of a man twitches it is not good sign for both. it is believed that they are going to cry soon. they define it as either a belief or action that is based on reasons and evidence.When everyone thinks of superstitions. Next. if a person is going somewhere and sees a black cat is considered as unfortunate. That is the reason why married women are not advisable to wear any white attire. Specifically. which include in this belief.
anyone in the house is going to leave home for work and at that moment someone sneezes thrice. if a person sweeps the house at night is not good because it is believed the action will sweep off the luck. In short. cooking is also forbidden in the house of the deceased. The one conveyed as bad omen in deaths and births are. asking the purpose of leaving such as “Where are you going?” to a person about to leave the house is also bad omen. On the first day of deaths. Mondays are not auspicious days for shaving and cutting hair. it is not good for the person who is going to work. salt. Whereas. Even. Deaths are considered as bad because they are impure. As an illustration. births are bad because they correlated with women who give births as unclean. Now. In addition. For instance. lending or giving needles. on the day of the person was born. Next. there are other number of actions are avoided after the sunset which indicate bad omen such as. as they are clean. payments are disallowed except to give small coins to beggars and do not set out for a trip on these days as they are bound to spell disasters. giving of dirty clothes to the laundry. Next. out of the seven days in a week only the Wednesdays and Sundays do not end up in this group. . days also brings bad omen in Indian superstitions. Saturdays are also bad for purchasing metal or leather as it brings bad luck in terms of financial prosperity. if a person intends to shave or cut hair it is advisable not to do. In fact. family members are not allowed to go to temples or any auspicious occasions for 15 days if there are deaths and births in the families. catering food are been served at the deceased’s house. In the same way. milk and lending a match box . Normally. No one has taught that. cutting one’s hair. Thursdays and Saturdays are not good for washing hair. While. a person’s actions are bump into Indian superstitions.Furthermore. Tuesdays are believed to be not good to bring back home any dead bodies from long or short journey. uttering of words which denote snake or barber. These families will go to temples and any auspicious occasions after the 15 days. there are certain activities should be avoided in particular days as they lead to bad. Everyone knows Fridays are auspicious days for Indians but surprisingly there are also avoided activities on these days. butter. deaths and births are other belief in Indian superstitions. Specifically.
when discussing on auspicious matters if lizards make sound so bear in mind it will end successfully. So a young person (man or woman) having a stream of hiccups always gives rise to teasing questions by friends and relatives. are seeing married women. One of them is hiccups. seeing elephants and peacocks while going somewhere also bring fortune. Indian superstitions have also strong belief in the power of dreams as divine warnings. elephants while going somewhere. the purpose of going will be successful.Even more. dreaming . The Indian’s superstitions. horoscopes of brides and grooms. Even. Continuous hiccups are considered a sign of someone close badly remembering you. Astrology continues to be a part in wedding process. wear colourful attire and ‘kumkum’ on their forehead. Actually not the lizards but the sounds they make is good sign when a discussion is going on. However. footwears are disallowed to be put upside down which will cause fights in families. which are considered as good omen. which leads to bad sign. peacocks on a journey. Dreaming of gods. Moreover. it is believed while one is going out the house and sees married women. seeing astrology and horoscopes. Astrology is as popular as ever and timing trace in the planets ruling over period. For this purpose. Therefore. To illustrate. is believed to bring luck. dreaming early in the morning is believed turn into good.To illustrate. Lizards are unattractive and grubby creatures. In the same way. Indian superstitions been narrow down to bad but there are number of them. demons. objects act as small aspect in Indian superstitions. Seeing Indian married women is a good omen because they look like having flowers on their head. hearing lizards noise. Other superstitions are casual as well as funny. in Indian superstitions they bring good omen. This is particularly true when it comes to issues such as Indian marriages. It is because Indians believe the sun as one of the goddesses. auspicious animals or any other auspicious matter in early mornings is good. opening umbrellas indoor will bring bad omen as the umbrellas are used as a protection against the sun and it is disrespectful for the sun. which are good omen. continuous hiccups and. to be compared when arrangement of . All the while.
Some periods of the year are considered favorable for weddings and this is typically known as the 'wedding season'. However. it is some psychological or social reasons behind those Indian superstitions as Edmund Burke said. If the particular families follow the astrology and horoscopes it is believed the couples will live happily for the rest of their live. These are deep-rooted beliefs in the minds of Indian people with or without any reason for many years. which associated with bad and good. there are long list in Indian superstitions. For this reason. In conclusion.wedding began. if go deeper. "Superstition is the religion of feeble minds". these are been rejected by called educated people as baseless. Normally. . most Indians believe in the power of astrology and they make sure to consult the stars before venturing on any new matters especially weddings.
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