Superstitions in India
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I'm gonna take this to a hundred Big Grin

89. If a spider falls on you, You'll buy new cloths.
90. If you happen to wear a cloth inside out and you never happen to notice it, You'll be gifted with new cloths soon.
91. During the early hours of the day, If you happen to see a bald women then you'll meet with an accident.
92. Stopping/Sleeping under a banyan tree during mid-night would lead to haunting or being possessed by spirits.
93. Crossing over someone while sleeping, would bring harm to the person.
94. Eating meat is a taboo in certain casts (Brahmins, Lingayaths...).
95. One must not wash his feet after returning home from a temple.
96. Buying new stuff during certain days is Inauspicious.
97. One must not cook for 7/14 days after the death of a family member.
98. Early morning dreams will come true (Only the bad ones).
99. Wiping the bindi of a virgin girl will lead to ill life.
100. God exists and is always around you. < A fitting point for the 100th on the list right?
101. This number to the left is the amount that you have to donate for any sorts of donations.

I do think we have lots more in our society smile
I still think Naruto is the best manga ever \o/

" Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream ! —
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.
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#26
Hi Shrihara/ Nirmukta..
Its bad enough that I cannot login using FB/ google, its worse that you call many scientifically sound things as superstitions.

Trees considered sacred: the original thought is good, puhliz..what problem you have against banyan..dont like oxygen do you? Coconut is lifeline for many. You might try to remember your own instances of serious sicknesses where coconut water was your cheap solution instead of being hospitalized with saline.

Vaastu: Might consider which direction sun is and which direction wind flows. Then suddenly you will find Vaastu is geographically sound aint it? Vaastu authors dint make it compulsary. They just had those as GUIDELINES to have a bedbug and cockroach free home. And sun shining in kitchen will help check bacteria.

Dont know about good luck, but its surely good to start your day with positive/ spiritual thoughts.

About not having nonveg on certain days: Body is majority water. Moon controls tide, does that sound familiar?? So not having leafy vegetables or watery stuff on certain days makes sense no?
I am not a non-vegetarian, so i dunno abt non veg.

Head facing whatever direction: miniature magnets in body too.. you know Iron in blood?

Cutting nails/ hair: you explained the electricity thing yourself

Curds before exam: Hear of Vitamin C?

I agree many things are illogical, but equally many things are perfectly logical and scientific too. Do take care before randomly labelling anything as pseudoscience.

(30-Apr-2010, 11:41 PM)shrihara Wrote: I had made a list of superstition followed blindly in India on facebook, posting it here. Please contribute the superstitions that you have come across.

1. A sack full of rice will be spoilt when touched by women in periods! it will also get spoilt if touched by women after having sex

2. Coconut tree, Ashoka Tree, Banyan Tree etc are considered sacred

3. The tail end of cows is considered as most sacred part as fortune Lakshmi lives there!!,

4. The "VAASTU" as a guide for floor plans of a house is a superstitious system,

5. East is the most preferred direction for all activities (I've seen some of them preferring to sit facing east even in the office),

6. Do not proceed , if a cat crosses your way, it brings omen

7. Looking at cat in the morning is jinx,

8. Looking at mother's face or picture of God as soon as you open your eyes in the morning will bring good luck for that day,

9. Giving or taking anything in the left hand is bad (you know what left hand is used for in India Biggrin )

10. Never ask the question "where are you going? " while they are leaving house, its purpose will not be fulfilled.

11. Repeatedly yawning Sleep indicates that someone is remembering you,

12. Sneezing odd no. of times indicates that something bad could happen,

13. Sneezing once when you make a statement indicates that what you said is true,

14. If a lizard makes a sound when you make a statement, it indicates that what you said is true ,

15. Tuesdays & Saturdays are inauspicious for doing anything new or good deeds,

16. Monday is inauspicious day for shaving and thursday is inauspicious day for washing one's hair.

17. You can't have non-veg on certain days,

18. There is particular timing during daytime called "Rahukaal", where it is considered as inauspicious for doing anything new or good deeds,

19. There are two months in a year which are inauspicious,

20. No moon day is inauspicious,

21. Right eye twitching is good for men, left eye twitching is good for women.

22. Never sleep with your head facing north or west,

23. cawing of crow or itching of right palm indicates arrival of guests,

24. Never wash the front courtyard immediately after someone leaves the house,

25. If there is itching on the right palm (left for female) you can get some money or favors,

26. Unusual winking of eyes is a symptom of ill, luck or decease,

27. Going below the ladder is jinx,

28. Never cross or jump across the worshiped pumpkins or coconuts on the road.

29. During house warming ceremony, the milk is heated in a vessel in such a way that it will overflow towards east direction,

30. If you see cat giving birth, then it brings the good luck

31. Open the front door during dusk, so that Lakshmi (fortune) enters the house

32. Never sweep the house during night time or Lakshmi (fortune) will not enter your house.

33. Cutting nails, hair-cutting, shaving or stitching cloth after sun set is a bad practice, (obviously coz of no electricity during old times, doing these in the dark could be dangerous, but its still believed to be a bad practice),

34. Taking a teaspoon of curd with litle sugar before exam will bring good luck
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#27
Neem helps.
Only after someone in US takes a patent for it you will believe that right?

Does digestive system need rest in sickness? Why trouble it with non veg when one can eat healthier fruits?


(18-Feb-2011, 01:41 AM)tarun Wrote: Here is a list of superstitions prevalent in North India especially in and around Delhi:
40. Placing Neem(Margosa) leaves around people suffering from chicken-pox.
41. Calling measles and chicken-pox by the name "Maata". It is very common among the people of Punjab,Haryana,Himachal and Uttarakhand. The disease is attributed to a visiting 'goddess' or 'maata'. Hence the name.
42. Complete abstinence from Non-Vegetarian food during fever and chicken-pox etc. Again, the "Maata" dynamic at work here. Apparently the goddess does not like the flesh of animals or eggs.
43. Not resting under a 'Peepal' tree after sunset for the fear of malevolent spirits.
44. There used to be a concept called 'telad' in the Punjabi community. It dictates that a boy-child born after three successive girls is prone to the 'evil eye' and hence must be subjected to ritual 'protection' and purification.
45. Not sweeping the floors of the house during or just after a 'pooja' ceremony.
46. Not consuming milk and mutton during the same meal. I guess this has Jewish roots. I remember reading something about "not boiling the kid in its mother's milk" in the Old Testament.
47. Covering up the faces of idols of gods during a solar eclipse.
48. Ritual bath after a solar eclipse.
49. Placing a sprig of Tulsi in containers of milk during a solar eclipse.
50. The 'buri nazar waale tera moonh kaala'(you who regard us with an evil eye, may your face be blackened!) phenomenon. Widely practiced throughout India, this is common to the Sikh,Muslim,Jain and Hindu communities. It involves placing a grotesque,hideous mask prominently on the facades of newly-built houses/shops or upon newly-purchased vehicles. It is called 'nazar battoo' in common language. It is supposed to attract the 'evil eye' towards itself and destroy it. The more hideous the features of the mask, the more its benefits. Sometimes it is an image of a black shoe instead of a mask. The words 'buri nazar waale...' may be found inscribed prominently in some cases.
51. The superstition of 'Sai Jyoti'. Shirdi Sai Baba is a recent deity in the North Indian pantheon and is set to supplant the staples of Hinduism such as Matarani(Durga),Krishna and Shiva. As such, 'Sai Kirtans' are increasingly becoming popular among the people of North especially Delhi. Many of these 'kirtans'(religious gatherings) have a thing called 'Akhand Sai Jyoti'. It is a lamp full of water with some oil/ghee floating atop and a wick placed in it. It is lit in remembrance of some miracle performed by Sai Baba when he lit lamps using water only( wishful thinking!). Most people call this modern 'Akhand Jyoti' a miracle of Sai Baba and are innocent of the knowledge that oil floats on water hence the wick is fed by the layer of oil on top. The organizers make a great show of pouring the water in the lamps and chant 'O Sai help us light the lamps with water'. But,the water is secretly mixed with oil and ghee. I saw this at a 'kirtan' once and pointed it out to my aunt. I was unduly silenced and the people organizing the kirtan glowered at me for laying bare their trickery.
52. Not buying steel/iron products on Saturdays for the fear of attracting the unwanted attention of 'Shanidev' or Saturn. Iron/steel is sacred to 'Shanidev' who is essentially a malevolent influence.
53. Always donating a sum of Rs.101 instead of Rs.100 or Rs.51 instead of Rs.50. The extra rupee is supposed to bring good luck.
54. The rituals practiced during the 'mourning period' following a death in the family are absurd in the extreme.
55. Burning dried red-chillies to ward off evil influences. This creates an evil influence in turn-the irritating smoke that seems to choke the throat and burn the eyes!
56. A very absurd superstition is that pertaining to 'dosha' or flaws pertaining to the horoscope. People go to incredible lengths to iron out these flaws in the astrological/planetary scheme.
57. Consulting astrological charts and horoscopes before marriage or making an important decision.
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#28
Long time ago there were no framed photos. This sounds Ekta Kapoor fabricated.
Barber shops are closed on saturdays in my city.
nail cutting: there was no electricity previously

Tooth is calcium, why waste it.. might as well give it to plants.


(26-Aug-2012, 12:27 AM)suhas bhat Wrote:
(29-Jun-2011, 06:40 PM)nick87 Wrote: I got a couple:
58. Spilling oil from the container onto the floor is a sign of bad luck and ill omen.
59. If a framed picture of someone falls off the nail on the wall and the glass breaks, the person in the photo will be met by Death, or the family in that photo will suffer greatly.
60. Whilst praying for someone if the diya or oil lamp flame goes out, the guy you're praying for is going to die.
61. In the Tamil Almanac (the "Snake book" as I called it in my younger days), there is a section called Lizard fortunes. If a lizard falls on (body part), this (event) will occur. Best example is head, death respectively.
62. Cutting hair on Tuesday is a no-no. barber shops are closed too!
63. Nail cutting after sun-set.
64. Never venture out on a day of a solar eclipse and take an oil bath afterward.
65. Seeing a religious (Hindu) procession on the road purely by chance on your daily travels brings good luck.
66. If you trip before leaving the house in the morning, sit down, drink a glass of water and then only leave.
67. Cats crying in pain or otherwise is bad omen.
68. Milk boiling over the stove is a bad sign.
69. Seeing a peacock is good, hearing it's god-awful cry is bad. (On a personal note, I heard these peacocks go off like a damn siren on my trip to Warwick Castle. It rained the whole day Sad )
70.Seeing an elephant on your travels is good luck.
71. It's bad of you to exchange items over the threshold separating two rooms.
72. Never sleep with your head facing north!
73. Bury your milk teeth in the soil (don't recall why)
74. You don't go to bed wearing new clothes. Something to do with the fact that dead people are buried/cremated in new clothes (?)
The first three superstitions are predominantly shown on Tamil soap operas as an evil premonition.



One should not sleep with the feet towards the South, as it is considered a sign of disrespect to the elders. The Logic- The North-South magnetic axis affects our bodies at a micro level without us realisng it. Since our body is like a magnet, with the North Pole at the Head, one should avoid sleeping with the feet facing South as the head in the North will repel the magnetic North of the Earth, causing some irritations in the mind.
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#29
Prior to the specific items in the response below, here is a reminder to some of the defenders of civilizational pride that routinely show up in this thread: Saying that a smattering of correct facts mined from superstitions renders them scientific, makes only as much sense as saying that the Ramayana is historical truth simply because Lanka figures both in the Ramayana and today's atlases. As this post explains, avoiding the fallacy of honor by association is important while examining traditional beliefs for scientific or historical veracity. Anyway, as before, the barrage of pseudoscience above was an excuse to look up some real science.

(31-May-2013, 10:38 PM)diyar Wrote: Trees considered sacred: the original thought is good, puhliz..what problem you have against banyan..dont like oxygen do you? Coconut is lifeline for many. You might try to remember your own instances of serious sicknesses where coconut water was your cheap solution instead of being hospitalized with saline.

Reforestation and eco-compensation are indeed priorities requiring urgent investment and can well do without the distraction of animistic worship of flora. Those trying to bait-and-switch to a spiel on Dark Green Spirituality would do well to take a leaf from the book of these Auroville farmers whose language is one of conservation and productivity rather than revivalism and piety, notwithstanding their setting.

(31-May-2013, 10:38 PM)diyar Wrote: Vaastu: Might consider which direction sun is and which direction wind flows. Then suddenly you will find Vaastu is geographically sound aint it? Vaastu authors dint make it compulsary. They just had those as GUIDELINES to have a bedbug and cockroach free home. And sun shining in kitchen will help check bacteria.

So, what's next? Do Vaastu-compliant houses have rotating kitchens that follow the sun through the seasons to guarantee their dose of disinfecting sunlight? And how's it that societies apparently so concerned with bacterial infection plastered houses with animal dung and enforced manual scavenging?

(31-May-2013, 10:38 PM)diyar Wrote: About not having nonveg on certain days: Body is majority water. Moon controls tide, does that sound familiar?? So not having leafy vegetables or watery stuff on certain days makes sense no?
I am not a non-vegetarian, so i dunno abt non veg.

Neil De Grasse Tyson debunks some oft-quoted pseudoscience about tides and behavior. Supposed planetary influences on behavior are often cited by proponents of other pseudosciences as well and some of it is addressed here.

(31-May-2013, 10:38 PM)diyar Wrote: Head facing whatever direction: miniature magnets in body too.. you know Iron in blood?

Consider taking a minute to watch this video. And another minute to view the table of magnetic strengths here. The earth's ranges from 30 to 60 microtesla.

(31-May-2013, 10:38 PM)diyar Wrote: Curds before exam: Hear of Vitamin C?

Most readers here have. The question is whether such knowledge of micronutrients was available in India in antiquity.

(31-May-2013, 10:38 PM)diyar Wrote: Long time ago there were no framed photos. This sounds Ekta Kapoor fabricated.
Barber shops are closed on saturdays in my city.

What annoys science-lovers here is less the antiquity or ubiquity of these superstitions and more their prevalence in the communities they are encountered. They are all ears to hear why saloons operating on [[Insert ANY day of the week here]] pose a health hazard.

(31-May-2013, 10:38 PM)diyar Wrote: Tooth is calcium, why waste it.. might as well give it to plants.

That would be a strange choice of fertilizer, considering how thin our dental enamel is, how long teeth can endure in fossils and how plants cannot utilize insoluble calcium.
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(30-Apr-2010, 11:41 PM)shrihara Wrote: I had made a list of superstition followed blindly in India on facebook, posting it here. Please contribute the superstitions that you have come across.

1. A sack full of rice will be spoilt when touched by women in periods! it will also get spoilt if touched by women after having sex

2. Coconut tree, Ashoka Tree, Banyan Tree etc are considered sacred

3. The tail end of cows is considered as most sacred part as fortune Lakshmi lives there!!,

4. The "VAASTU" as a guide for floor plans of a house is a superstitious system,

5. East is the most preferred direction for all activities (I've seen some of them preferring to sit facing east even in the office),

6. Do not proceed , if a cat crosses your way, it brings omen

7. Looking at cat in the morning is jinx,

8. Looking at mother's face or picture of God as soon as you open your eyes in the morning will bring good luck for that day,

9. Giving or taking anything in the left hand is bad (you know what left hand is used for in India Biggrin )

10. Never ask the question "where are you going? " while they are leaving house, its purpose will not be fulfilled.

11. Repeatedly yawning Sleep indicates that someone is remembering you,

12. Sneezing odd no. of times indicates that something bad could happen,

13. Sneezing once when you make a statement indicates that what you said is true,

14. If a lizard makes a sound when you make a statement, it indicates that what you said is true ,

15. Tuesdays & Saturdays are inauspicious for doing anything new or good deeds,

16. Monday is inauspicious day for shaving and thursday is inauspicious day for washing one's hair.

17. You can't have non-veg on certain days,

18. There is particular timing during daytime called "Rahukaal", where it is considered as inauspicious for doing anything new or good deeds,

19. There are two months in a year which are inauspicious,

20. No moon day is inauspicious,

21. Right eye twitching is good for men, left eye twitching is good for women.

22. Never sleep with your head facing north or west,

23. cawing of crow or itching of right palm indicates arrival of guests,

24. Never wash the front courtyard immediately after someone leaves the house,

25. If there is itching on the right palm (left for female) you can get some money or favors,

26. Unusual winking of eyes is a symptom of ill, luck or decease,

27. Going below the ladder is jinx,

28. Never cross or jump across the worshiped pumpkins or coconuts on the road.

29. During house warming ceremony, the milk is heated in a vessel in such a way that it will overflow towards east direction,

30. If you see cat giving birth, then it brings the good luck

31. Open the front door during dusk, so that Lakshmi (fortune) enters the house

32. Never sweep the house during night time or Lakshmi (fortune) will not enter your house.

33. Cutting nails, hair-cutting, shaving or stitching cloth after sun set is a bad practice, (obviously coz of no electricity during old times, doing these in the dark could be dangerous, but its still believed to be a bad practice),

34. Taking a teaspoon of curd with litle sugar before exam will bring good luck
Hi Everyone,
I'm not here to prove right or wrong in beliefs.
Many beliefs do have a scientific explanation if you apply it in a proper way.

Should we follow it or not?
Following beliefs is not wrong as for as it benefits us.
If you don't see any results,well! don't follow it.

Many beliefs started out of their own experience,that is the reason certain things happen in one place differ in other region.
Every custom or religion made to benefit majority of the people.
Usually customs become useless when the generations change and misused by selfish people who use it for their own benefit and hide the original reason.

Hindu tradition is made to live a healthy lifestyle.
Hinduism is based on manipulating the space and earth elements.(yes! brilliant ancient Indians know how to do it)
Once you understand what is happening in space and earth,definitely you can understand Hinduism.

One example:-Ladies should not touch groceries and water the plants in their periods.
While menstruating lady's body produce radiation inside their womb.
Plants and groceries are also have some radiation.It might affect both the women and plants.
Especially young girls were not allowed to water the plants in their periods.Radiation can affect the unborn child of the girl.So just as a precautionary measures,women were not allowed to touch anything during their periods.

In the period of TV,Computer,iphone,where we get exposed to high level of radiation,keeping women away from plants and groceries will definitely become a superstitious belief.

In this same way every belief is good when it applied on right time and will become superstitious when we use it in a wrong time.
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(25-Sep-2013, 02:34 PM)lady Wrote: While menstruating lady's body produce radiation inside their womb.

Wild claims, no scientific grounding, and random rationalizations: a perfect recipe for superstitions!
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(25-Sep-2013, 02:34 PM)lady Wrote: Ladies should not touch groceries and water the plants in their periods. While menstruating lady's body produce radiation inside their womb. Plants and groceries are also have some radiation.It might affect both the women and plants.

If menstruating women produce radiation and plants and groceries also have (whatever that means) some radiation, why should we stop the menstruating women from watering plants or handling groceries.


(25-Sep-2013, 02:34 PM)lady Wrote: Especially young girls were not allowed to water the plants in their periods.Radiation can affect the unborn child of the girl.

What is the source of the radiation? Periods or the act of watering plants? If it is the periods that is the source of radiation then irrespective of plants and groceries the menstruating woman will be exposed to radiation, right? So what is the need for this custom?

(25-Sep-2013, 02:34 PM)lady Wrote: In the period of TV,Computer,iphone,where we get exposed to high level of radiation

Should people be allowed to carry groceries or water plants when they have an iPhone in their pockets?
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(25-Sep-2013, 06:44 PM)Kanad Kanhere Wrote:
(25-Sep-2013, 02:34 PM)lady Wrote: While menstruating lady's body produce radiation inside their womb.

Wild claims, no scientific grounding, and random rationalizations: a perfect recipe for superstitions!
Radiation means excess heat.You can consult a Gynaecologist (or search in Google)what kind of chemical reaction happens during a period.
Traditions started in India where we get sun throughout the year.Sun is a major source of radiation.
Olden days women do very hard work like like lifting pots,mopping,taking care of cows or goats,farm work,cooking for huge family etc.Always they have a good body heat.
During their periods,body heat increases.This excess heat brings a lot of complications in womb.To reduce the excess heat, they stop the women from working during periods.
In olden days grains,pulses stored in big pots in a seperate room to preserve.Though it is stored,still it spread heat.This is why periodically they used to do pooja or keep some dhoop or sambirani in strorage room to balance the heat level.
If a girl who is already with a high body heat enters the room,how do we know what happens to the womb due to that excess heat.In those days there were'n't radiation meters to check.So to avoid complications they suggested not to enter the room.
You can read how much a seed hold radiation.(you just store a bag of any whole seed near a plant and see what happens to the plant leaves)
Also please read articles relating to radiation and its presence on earth.

It was just a precautionary measure like taking Life Insurance.
Majority of the insured people won't die early.
For that shall we say not many deaths happening,so let us stop taking insurance?

I'm also against superstition,but we should not leave good things on this blind opposition of old tradition.
Example:Usage of Turmeric and Neem.Which is an old tradition in India.
Initially scientist didn't accept turmeric and neem as a herb,but after research they now accepted its medicinal values.

Let us follow old or new tradition after knowing the real reason and use it for the benefits of human kind.
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(26-Sep-2013, 02:17 AM)Captain Mandrake Wrote:
(25-Sep-2013, 02:34 PM)lady Wrote: Ladies should not touch groceries and water the plants in their periods. While menstruating lady's body produce radiation inside their womb. Plants and groceries are also have some radiation.It might affect both the women and plants.

If menstruating women produce radiation and plants and groceries also have (whatever that means) some radiation, why should we stop the menstruating women from watering plants or handling groceries.

(25-Sep-2013, 02:34 PM)lady Wrote: Especially young girls were not allowed to water the plants in their periods.Radiation can affect the unborn child of the girl.

What is the source of the radiation? Periods or the act of watering plants? If it is the periods that is the source of radiation then irrespective of plants and groceries the menstruating woman will be exposed to radiation, right? So what is the need for this custom?

Please see my reply to Kanad kanhere on this topic.It was an old tradition.
Let us find the real reason and leave it to the follower.Effects may be differ from person to person.If we know that watering plants doesn't affect anybody and the custom can be avoided.Who can predict the exact future?


(25-Sep-2013, 02:34 PM)lady Wrote: In the period of TV,Computer,iphone,where we get exposed to high level of radiation

Should people be allowed to carry groceries or water plants when they have an iPhone in their pockets?
So why people are advised not to keep their mobile phones in shirt pocket?
Also why people are afraid to live near a cell tower?

Radiation in specified limit is good for all living beings.
But the same radiation affects everything if it exceeds its limits.
It is our responsibility to get knowledge on how to manage and utilise the power of radiation.

Lot of things changed in current scenario.Women are going to work,watering their plants and buying groceries during their periods.
Now we created a new tradition-women can work during periods.
But if you ask women, majority of them prefer to rest in those periods.Since the lifestyle won't permit they continue working.
Following tradition is depends on individual preference.
If we cannot understand the real meaning then following the tradition or custom become meaningless and superstitious.
Let us follow traditions for the benefits of human kind.
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(26-Sep-2013, 03:48 PM)lady Wrote: Radiation means excess heat.You can consult a Gynaecologist (or search in Google)what kind of chemical reaction happens during a period.
Traditions started in India where we get sun throughout the year.Sun is a major source of radiation.
Olden days women do very hard work like like lifting pots,mopping,taking care of cows or goats,farm work,cooking for huge family etc.Always they have a good body heat.
During their periods,body heat increases.This excess heat brings a lot of complications in womb.To reduce the excess heat, they stop the women from working during periods.
In olden days grains,pulses stored in big pots in a seperate room to preserve.Though it is stored,still it spread heat.This is why periodically they used to do pooja or keep some dhoop or sambirani in strorage room to balance the heat level.
If a girl who is already with a high body heat enters the room,how do we know what happens to the womb due to that excess heat.In those days there were'n't radiation meters to check.So to avoid complications they suggested not to enter the room.
You can read how much a seed hold radiation.(you just store a bag of any whole seed near a plant and see what happens to the plant leaves)
Also please read articles relating to radiation and its presence on earth.

It was just a precautionary measure like taking Life Insurance.
Majority of the insured people won't die early.
For that shall we say not many deaths happening,so let us stop taking insurance?

I'm also against superstition,but we should not leave good things on this blind opposition of old tradition.
Example:Usage of Turmeric and Neem.Which is an old tradition in India.
Initially scientist didn't accept turmeric and neem as a herb,but after research they now accepted its medicinal values.

Let us follow old or new tradition after knowing the real reason and use it for the benefits of human kind.

What a fat load of crap.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basal_body_temperature

Here is the BBT variation during the menstrual cycle. The variation is 0.5 degree centigrade.

Body will be more heated after being in a blanket, or after a heavy workout. By that logic nobody should be able to cook.

Clearly you are no freethinker so you are banned.
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#36
I have my own superstition: posting pseudo-science on a rationalist forum brings bad luck.
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