Omens and Superstitions of Southern India

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Author: Edgar Thurston
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 95,343 / 277 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.8
LoC Category: B
Downloads: 829
Added to site: 2011.10.12
mnybks.net#: 30879
Genre: Religion

Descriptions of snake worship, magic, charms and much more in the lives of the inhabitants of the Madras Presidency.

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mity; if on a Sunday, hatred. While eating, one should face east, west, south, or north, according as one wishes for long life, fame, to become vainglorious, or for justice or truth. Evil is foreshadowed if a light goes out during meals, or while some auspicious thing, such, for example, as a marriage, is being discussed. A feast given to the jungle Paliyans by some missionaries was marred at the outset by the unfortunate circumstance that betel and tobacco were placed by the side of the food, these articles being of evil omen as they are placed in the grave with the dead. Chewing a single areca nut, along with betel leaf secures vigour, two nuts are inauspicious, three are excellent, and more bring indifferent luck. The basal portion of the betel leaf must be rejected, as it produces disease; the apical part, as it induces sin; and the midrib and veins, as they destroy the intellect. A leaf on which chunam (lime) has been kept, should be avoided, as it may shorten life.

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