Tuesday 26 January 2016

Superstitions and more...

Are you superstitious?
Do you follow any ritual without knowing the reason and logic behind it?

Well, I do. and I am not ashamed to admit it.

I find Indian culture really interesting and sometimes funny too. Our culture, though rich somehow upholds some superstitions too.

I am not the kind of person who follows all such superstitions blindly, but if I see there's no harm in following it, I do it. Just for the heck of it or just for fun.

Let me list down a few superstitions I believe/follow. You can have a hearty laugh later.

1) If my left palm gets itchy on some day, I believe I will have a financial gain on that day. And feel happy about it. And if my right palm gets itchy, which ideally means I will lose something, I simply ignore it and move on with my life.

2) If I spill salt on the ground or the kitchen platform while cooking I never use a broom to clean it.
Salt in Indian culture is synonymous to the Goddess of Wealth, Laxmi, and hence the best way to clean spilled salt is by pouring some water and cleaning with with a cloth. It doesn't harm anyone, or involve any great efforts, so I follow it blindly.

3) Gifting knives or handkerchiefs to anyone spoils your relationship with the person in the long term. But if you have to, make sure you give them a penny or rupee. This seems to preserve your relationship with the person....SOMEHOW! I have know idea how, but I follow it. :)

4) Wearing black on Saturdays. Well, I wear black almost on all days of the week, so wearing it on a Saturday is no big deal either. But it is believed that Saturday or Shanivaar (in Hindi) is a day dedicated to the worship of Lord Shani. And since Black happens to be Lord Shani's favourite colour (Lord Shani has always been depicted wearing black in our religious scriptures), wearing black on Saturdays pleases him and saves you from all bad omen.

Moving on to the outfit, I wore this outfit almost 2 years ago when we took a short drive along the Pacific Coast Highway and then went ahead on our second trip to the Universal Studios in the same year.

Outfit Details:
Sweater, Necklace: Romwe
Denim: Shoppers Stop
Boots: Walmart
Cap: Ross


  1. perfect mint sweater.. Great blog you have, stay inspired!



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  2. Loving your sweater!! And you are right about the superstitions...we are such a funny bunch that ways!! :)

  3. I only believe in one . When the cat crosses my way. don't know why, it amuses me too.
    Love the colour of ur sweater. Beautiful pics darling,cannot wait to explore this place next year.

  4. I don't at all believe in superstitions! Your post has scared me! Perfect mint sweater BTW!

  5. Wow love the sweater. Mint is something I am trying to have since long but somehow it escapes. I too believe in superstitions. I won't tell anyone what I am planning to do, I am way too superstitious regarding this.


  6. Perfect sweater for the weather..loving the mint shade

    Keep Blogging !

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  7. Nice post... Like your sweater colour.... It's so soothing

  8. Nice sweater
    Lovely post

    Love Vikee

  9. Love the color of the sweater. Beautiful Outfit. Superstitions are usually at the back of my mind but I try not to pay too much heed to it unless I am having a really bad day and then it is like connecting the dots backward.

  10. I believe in a few...especially point 1 & 3. Nice outfit and breathtaking view in the pics



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