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Do you know the logic behind these superstitions?

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Why use science to support superstition?
by GIGO PETER on Dec 16, 2015 05:15 PM

First buy your sandals and then if it doesn\'t fit, cut your feet! This is what is happening here. Where in India you will find vampire bats? Doesn\'t dog and cat (pets) eat flesh? They are allowed in our houses freely, while the poor fruit bats bring death! Common misconceptions and fears about bats have led many people to regard the creatures as unclean disease carriers, but bats are actually very helpful in controlling the population of crop-destroying insects.Is tulsi the only plant which bring immunity or has insecticide properties? Why are other plants having the same properties not worshiped? just convenience!?Can any one suggest the safe distance from a dead body? We live in a crowded world where death happens all around us. Dead body is carried around the same roads that we travel. And we are exposed to these bacteria and virus on a regular basis.Human magnets? This theory speaks about magnetic field of earth and human body and stops there. The rest is pure assumption. Is there any scientific evidence or proof to support that they both interfere abnormally? Or these interference cause health hazards?Menstruation. You are allowed to carry urine and excreta inside your body when you visit a \'so called\' holy place. God is omnipresent, which means He is everywhere in the universe. Then how can a place be less holy or more? In short it was not done for \'hygienic reason\' alone,but superstition of being unclean. That is why even women were banned in religio

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by VIJAY DIXIT on Dec 16, 2015 05:05 PM

I would not give marks to the article. About tulsi and funeral the reasons are well known. About mensuration author has displayed lot of ignorance. It is only for three days and fourth day wash your hair along with bath. It is only because of pain in the process women are not allowed to participate in day to activities. The working women who are not able to follow this are invariably required to undergo hysterectomy. To think that there was nothing good in old days and now everything is scientific and modern is like blaming ourselves.

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Prabhakar Waghodekar
by Prabhakar Waghodekar on Dec 16, 2015 04:05 PM

Superstition is a notion or belief not based either knowledge or science. But it does exists in all countries in one way or the other, even sometimes contradictory. There are several things, or cause-effect relationship unknown to man because of obvious reasons. Man takes a decision and the outcome decides the cause. Many a times it represents wise-mind, formation of traditions without much knowledge or scientific basis. It is hard to find out scientific base for event's outcome, nor it is necessary to know for common people. Somebody sets certain customs called superstition. But most of the superstion are scientific based in Hindu religion. It is easy to spread wise decision through faith, through religious rituals rather than making all to know the science behind it. However, over a period of time, it becomes irrelevant or of less utility because the original form of custom is lost and man follows it blindly. This is blind faith. In fact, faith cannot be blind! The man has become blind from reality. The scientific reasons behind Hindu customs are found out by foreigners who have scientific approach that Indians are miserable failing,

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Rohit ezhuthachan
Many more to come...
by Rohit ezhuthachan on Dec 16, 2015 03:35 PM

There are many many more superstitions. But your explanation for a few is very much appreciated. Can some readers enlighten readers with some other superstitions even though without the scientific reason for the same.
Thanks REDIFF.

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supriyo das
Very very myopic and convenient view
by supriyo das on Dec 16, 2015 03:34 PM  | Hide replies

What is the purpose of this article? To uphold superstitions through flawed justifications?
1) If women needed rest while menstruation, why only restriction on temple visits? Why not on all sort of household work?
2)Our blood does not contain Iron. It contains an organic compound called hemoglobin which has some iron atoms. These do not have any significant magnetic property to be impacted by earth\'s magnetism.
3)There are lots of other plants which are beneficial. Why single out tulsi alone?
4) Bats entering house would infect and kill us but Rats blessed by Ganesh would not?!!!!!! Why are we okay with Bats then? Bats are not known to carry any endemic disease causing agents but Rats cause plague.

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Re: Very very myopic and convenient view
by jhatu on Dec 17, 2015 10:31 AM
Right Said Friend!

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anup roy
Good one!
by anup roy on Dec 16, 2015 03:32 PM

Good explanation.

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by Divya SHARMA on Dec 15, 2015 05:31 PM

Article makes sense.

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abhayanker banerjee
by abhayanker banerjee on Dec 15, 2015 10:27 AM


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