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renu_1919 Newbie

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Posted: 07 February 2006 at 1:50pm | IP Logged

What do you guys think of Indian superstitions?  Are you a superstitious person? Do you know how they came about?  Do any of you have any stories/situations that prove or disprove them?

Have you heard of any strange and totally mind-boggling superstitions? If so, share them.


Here are a couple that I know of:

      -  bad luck if black cat crosses your path

-    good luck if black dog crosses your path

-    bad omen if someone sneezes right before you are about to start or do something

-    if your eye lid pulsates, it can be a sign of upcoming good or bad luck depending on whether it is your left or right eye.


Am I superstitious?... hate to admit it but I am sort of, depending on the situtation... 

jasunap IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 07 February 2006 at 1:58pm | IP Logged
no, i dont think im superstitious, touch wood! LOL

as for stories i shall come back again with some Big smile
Aparna_BD IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 07 February 2006 at 2:31pm | IP Logged
I am a bit !! Embarrassed

The eyes pulsating thing !!. I don't walk under a ladder !! When my shoe/ slipper turns upside down i freak out that there will be a fight in the house . Embarrassed

I hate all animals related superstition . Except the howling dog scares me . Embarrassed
sweet freedom IF-Dazzler
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Posted: 07 February 2006 at 2:36pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by renu_1919

-    bad omen if someone sneezes right before you are about to start or do something

i sneeze a lot, infront of ppl too..sometimes wen there about to start things, but it doesnt really make a not superstitious, but sometimes if something goes wrong, i say its bad luck, but thats just like...u know, not really meaning it wen u say it

heart girl IF-Sizzlerz
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Posted: 07 February 2006 at 3:05pm | IP Logged
i m not really superstitious but i was forced to b Ouch .. once i got very sick and a sant( not one of those who live on streets but hez a actual sant at a gurudwara) told me that it was coz of sum greh on me and he told my mom to give sum food (it was a combination of so many thing i don remember)  to those ppl who are poor and she did and after that my condition actually improved Confused Ouch .. i noe sum ppl mite say its weird but... Ouch

Edited by heart girl - 07 February 2006 at 3:06pm
zhasan2 IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 07 February 2006 at 3:16pm | IP Logged
im not at all superstitous. they just cant tell whats going to happen next, and i mean, how can it tell you if youre going to have bad or good luck when it can vary Confused
zhasan2 IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 07 February 2006 at 9:14pm | IP Logged
you really are superstitous LOL
i barely know any superstitions at all LOL
Shezaadi Goldie

Joined: 14 October 2005
Posts: 2301

Posted: 07 February 2006 at 9:56pm | IP Logged
I'm sort of superstitious but not like all the time.
I do sometimes believe in the eye thing, but I strongly believe in the evil eye(i don't know if that counts as superstition). But I don't believe in the black cat coming your way or stuff like that.

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