One day when I was about to go out, there is a freaky cat passed across me then my parents didn't allowed me out. Other time when a snake attacked me, father killed it and then crushed it's head. I asked why he crushed even after it died, he replied that it see us and take revenge in its next birth.
Silly Right? But when I googled it, I came to know how some superstitions evolved eventually and some related scientifically. Now I am gonna tell you those and I am sure you will learn something new.
15 Scientifically Proved Indian Superstitions:
1. Taking Bath after Attending Funerals
2. Cats Passes Across You is a Bad Sign
|Cat crossing the road (source: Anari Minds)|
Earlier, in the times of 1800's , during night people used to travel through forests in bullock carts with kerosene lanterns. There are forest cats (leopards and jackal foxes) passing across them. These forest cats have glowing eyes which scare the cows, horses and bulls pulling the bullock carts. These animals lose control with fear and the traveler help them to refresh. This takes some time which halts the travelling. Those who experienced these traveling told the whole story to others and also recommended not to proceed while forest cats crossing you at the night times. This eventually mislead through years and people took domestic cats in the place of forest cats.
3. Plastering Walls With Cow Dung
People in most of the Indian villages, plaster walls with cow dung thinking its auspicious in Hindu rituals. But our ancestors used to plaster the walls and the floor with cow dung as a insert and reptiles repellent, As the inserts and reptiles (lizards and snakes) cannot bear the pungent smell of the cow dung.
4. Opening Umbrella Indoors is a Bad Luck
5. Hanging Chillies and Lemon In Business Places Makes Business Success
|7 Chilly's and 1 Lemon (source: Indiatoday)|
6. Crush Snake Head After Killing It
7. Women Not Allowed to Religious Places and for Work During Menstruation
8. Stepping Out During Solar Eclipse
9. Not to Sleep Facing Head Towards North
|Magnetic Field Lines of Earth (source: Peter Reid)|
Our ancestors knew about the relation between Earth's magnetic field and the human body's biomagnetism. They probably made this rule of sleeping with your head in the South because of the harmful effects related to blood pressure and other diseases that asymmetry with the Earth's magnetic field would create.
10. Wearing Gem Stone Rings Brings Good Fortune
Indians consult astrologers for what they should do to make themselves rich or become free of sins, and more. Then astrologers tend to provide them with different gemstones as per their Kundali. Then, people wear these gemstones with the belief that whatever happens will be to their benefit.
|Different colour gem stones.|
11. Sweeping House After Sunset Is a Bad Luck
12. Throwing Coins In The River Is a Good Sign
Water we drink everyday contain various types of metals dissolved in it, Copper is one of it which is essential for us. In the ancient times, not even long ago, The currency coins used were made up of copper, if thrown in water, slowly it dissolves and make copper rich water.
Today, the currency coins are made with steel, throwing it in the water make no sense except losing our earnings.
13. Lizard Falling On Human's Body is a Bad Luck
14. Intake Curd and Sugar Before Going Out
|Curd & Sugar (source: Times of India)|