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Sunday, 5 July 2020

Some superstitions prevalent in Nepali society / Superstitions of Nepal

Some superstitions prevalent in Nepali society

Our Nepali society is full of many cultures, customs, traditions and social practices. Many similar evil practices and superstitions are also rooted in our social values ​​and beliefs. Today, we will take a look at the superstitions prevalent in our Nepali society.

Our Nepali society is full of many cultures, customs, traditions and social practices. Many similar evil practices and superstitions are also rooted in our social values and beliefs. Today, we will take a look at the superstitions prevalent in our Nepali society.

यो लेख नेपालीमा पढ्न यहाँ क्लिक गर्नुहोस्।

There is no evidence yet as to when such superstitions began to take root in Nepali society. However, such superstitions are believed to have developed secretly with the development of human civilization and our culture.

It is true that the great saints and scholars of that time may have made some such rules in the process of making social values ​​and rules of social behaviour. But later, due to the misuse of the same rules, they grew into superstitions and now we laugh when we hear these superstitions.

However, considering some of the rules of superstition, the rules seem to be scientifically correct at that time. Let's take an example of a superstition.

A woman who is menstruating should not touch the place of worship, temple, kitchen and a holy casted man. 

This rule makes you both surprised and sad to hear. If we think in terms of today's scientific age, menstruation is a normal menstrual process and a woman who is menstruating should be looked at like any other normal time.

But once we leave the present scientific age and think in the way of that age, when this law was developed. At that time, there were no sanitation materials and sanitary pads as there are now, due to which the dead cells coming out of the women body were afraid of spreading infections and diseases. Worship rooms and temples are meant to provide peace of mind. These place should be clean and infection free for peace of mind. Probably it may be factor that menstruating woman is restricted in those place to make those place safe from infection.

The same sanitation case should be the reason for the ban on entry into the kitchen. Also, since women are suffering from both physical and mental pain at that time so the kitchen work were also banned for their comfort.

Now let's talk about the fact that a holy-casted man should not be touched. It is usually holy-casted a boy after the end of his childhood and the onset of adolescence. With the onset of adolescence, sexual desire in men and women increases. If a man and a menstruating woman who lived together, sexual desire and sexual activity can take place, which can lead to health problems later on. And in a patriarchal society, wonem may compel to engage in sexual activity, even if it is difficult for her. Moreover, let's not talk about those men who take advantage of the weak condition of women in such painful condition. Therefore, the rule that men should not touch women and women should not touch men must have remained for this reason.

Also, at that time, there was no law and proper punishment system like now, so the name of God was used to make people follow such rules because people at that time were most afraid of God, sin-religion and invisible power.

But now we have proper sanitation, medical treatment, proper laws and punishment system. Therefore, forgetting the previous conditions and rules, menstruation should be thought in the way of the present scientific age and all those forbidden places should be opened.

This is just an example of the beginning of a superstition in our society. The reason for the beginning of many such superstitions is also appropriate. But some of the superstitions in our society have no basis, no reason. The society has been accepting the same. We have been following the superstitions without understanding the reason behind them. So by applying our knowledge, we should avoid those superstitions.

In this article I have made a list of some of the superstitions prevalent in our society.

If you look in the mirror at night, you will get old quickly. 

If you look in the mirror at night, you will get an old wife/old husband.

If you cut your hair at night, the ghost will frighten you. 

If you shake or break your teeth at night, all your teeth will fall out in your youth. 

If you play with fire, you urinate in bed. 

If Paniu/Dadu is licked, it will rain on your wedding day.

If you look in a broken mirror, your fortune will break.

It is unluck if a cat crosses your road. 

It is unluck if a lizard crosses your road.

It is luck if a snake crosses your road.

If you shows a blooming flower or a tangled fruit by finger, that flower or fruit will rot. If you have to show it, you should show it by placing the thumb between the index finger and the middle finger. 

If the dead body is shown with the finger, the finger will rot. If it is shown with the finger, the finger should be bitten. 

If someone's foot is crossed, his height does not increase. 

If you go to the rice bhakari and shout, your fortune will beat you.

If you laugh a lot, you should cry later.

If you eat food while sleeping, you will become a snake in the next birth. 

When two people cut the grass and change the sickle, they cut their hands.

If you speak or sing while eating, you will not be able to read. 

If you urinate on the road, when the fire burns, smoke comes towards you. 

If a dog barks at night or cries loudly, something bad will happen in the village soon. 

If a crow crows at night, a bad incident will happen in the village soon. 

If a fox roars in the afternoon, a bad incident will happen in the village soon.

If you apply the dust of butterfly wings in your forehead, you will find money.

If your left palm is itching, you are likely to find money. 

If your right palm is itching, you are likely to be beaten.

If your foot is itching, you are likely to go for visit.

If the white marks are seen in your nails, you are likely to get new clothes.

If your left eye became restless automatically, you will find a new person. 

If a fire is makeing sound in the morning, guests will come to your house. 

If the fire is making sound in the evening, ghosts / witches come to your house. 

A woman who is menstruating should not touch the place of worship, tample, kitchen and holy casted man.

If a menstruating woman touches the fruit, the fruit will rot.

If you urinate in the river, there is a wound/swelling in the genitals.

If you raise your hand while eating, you might be unlucky.

If all the dice faces toward down in kawda while playing gambling, bad things will happen in the house soon. 

Haircuts day of at birth and month of birth reduce the age.

If you whistle inside the house or blow the whistle, ghosts come into the house.

If you sneeze while walking somewhere, the site will deteriorate. 

If you see an empty jar while walking somewhere, the site will deteriorate.

Someone started asking, "Where are you going?" If you ask that, the site will deteriorate. But "away?" Nothing if asked.

It is unlucky to go on a trip on Saturday. 

It is inauspicious for three people to go out of the house at the same time. 

When there is an eclipse, do not eat; Not to set out on a journey; Don't buy some stuff. 

In the evening, do not eat; Not to read; Do not sleep; Don't cry; if anyone does these four things, Lakshmi will go from home. 

If Nanglo takes the wind, it is ominous. 

If the broom is kept upright, it will be unlucky.

If you put two broom together, it will be unluckey. 

Putting sharp iron objects (khurpa, khukuri, knife, etc.) under the pillow increases chance of nightmare. 

If you eat in bed, you will have nightmares. 

If you sit on the pillow, you will have a headache while sleeping. 

When you start cleaning the house, if you leave it only half clean, you will get a headache. 

If you get stuck by mistake, you will be lucky. 

If you touch or touch a copper vessel with your feet, you will get a sore throat when you wake up in the morning.

Broom should not be touched with your feet. 

No one should be hit with a cloth, otherwise it will make you unlucky. If hit by mistake, one of the threads of the cloth should be torn off and spit on the thread. 

Don't go anywhere for nine days or nine months. 

Giving a handkerchief as a sign when you unmeet someone, reduces the chances of meeting again. 

If the slippers are turned upside down or seen, it is inauspicious. 

Food should not be served odd times.

If the hand touches the neck, it should be blown on the hand, otherwise goiter will come. 

No one should be given a chilli or a knife directly in the hand, otherwise there will be quarrel between them.

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