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10 Foods That Are A Part Of Indian Superstitions

Superstitions are something that is carried on for a long time now.

It can be either due to some religious myths, or it can be some regional myth. Whatever the reason, superstitions do exist!

10 Foods That Are A Part Of Indian Superstitions

1. Milk

  • People refuse to lend milk after dark as it is believed that this reduces milk production in cattle.
  • Drinking milk before going out of the house and spilling of milk is considered a bad omen which is commonly followed.

2. Fish

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  • There is a strong belief in Eastern India that looking at a fish before starting a project is auspicious.
  • It’s okay to do this; after all, this isn’t causing any harm to us!

3. Curd and sugar (Maa k haath ka Dahishakar)

  • People going on trips, traveling a long distance, or students appearing in exam or interviews taste curd and sugar before leaving home to bring in good luck.
  • I personally eat it, because it refreshes my mood!

4. Lemon and chili (Nimbu-Mirchi)

  • Lemon and chili tied together are believed to ward off the evil eye.
  • They are generally hung at the doors of houses and workplaces.
  • A whole lemon kept in a glass of water is believed to absorb negative energies at the workplace. (It does work)

5. Salt

  • Spilling of salt is considered a bad omen and is said to bring hard luck.
  • Salt should always be dissolved in water before throwing away.
  • Salt kept in small bowls in corners of the house is believed to absorb negativity.

6. Oil and pickle

  • Carrying oil and pickles while traveling long distance is considered inauspicious.

7. Ghee

  • Ghee is considered sacred in Hinduism and a lamp or diya that burns in ghee is said to keep away negative energies.
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8. Holy Basil

  • Holy basil is believed to be a purifier, and hence the offerings to Gods are purified with these leaves and the leaves are put in food and drinks during eclipses.
  • It is also said that keeping tulsi at home keeps all the diseases at a distance.

9. Red Chilies

  • Chilies are used in removing ‘nazar’ or evil eye from the affected person.
  • Many of us might not believe it, but it is a practice followed by several communities and religions and there is no harm following it!
  • Keeping red chilies at home in the patient’s room also helps in taking away negative energy.

10. Turmeric

  • Turmeric is said to keep away negative energies; hence it is sprinkled around the house and is used in religious ceremonies.
  • It is also tied in red cloth and kept at various corners of the house to protect it from the evil eye.
  • This does work, it has helped me personally!

Do you know some Indian Superstitions related to foods? Then do let us know in comments below!

shivam

Shivam Chopra belives a lot in healthcare! Not just because he is about to be a Doctor, but also because he belives in the power of changing lifestyle! By qualification he is an aspiring physiotherapist which helps in giving him practical knowledge. He is also a certified Aerobic Instructor from IAFT and a Physical therapist from Manual Therapy Foundation Of India. He is also certified for Basic Life Support (BLS) & CPR from Kokilaben Dhirubai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai.

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