Indian underworld; a first-hand account of Hindu saints, sorcerers, and superstitions by M. Paul Dare

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  • Magic -- India,
  • Superstition.,
  • India -- Social life and customs.

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Bibliography: p. 216-217.

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Statementby M. Paul Dare ...
LC ClassificationsBF1434.I4 D3
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 13-218 p.
Number of Pages218
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Open LibraryOL6388173M
LC Control Number39015564

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This article is about Indian superstitions and beliefs. All of us have also been brought uo with a set of weird superstitions and most of them simply defy logic. Yet, there are many who refuse to question their rationality and continue to live in blind faith.

Here are a bunch of omens people believe in and most of them are utterly ridiculous. There is no one key to unlocking the mysteries of India, a nation at once so traditional and so dynamic, so anarchic and so arresting.

But mudra, the gestural vocabulary used in imagery, dance. In almost every Indian home a lamp is lit daily before the altar of the Lord. In some houses it is lit at dawn, in some, twice a day – at dawn and dusk – and in a few it is maintained continuously (Akhanda Deepa).

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Indian underworld; a first-hand account of Hindu saints, sorcerers, and Superstitions by Dare M. Paul Seller George Jeffery Books Published Condition Very Good Edition First Edition Item Price £. Superstition refers to any belief or practice that is caused by supernatural causality, and which contradicts modern science.

Superstitious beliefs and practices often vary from one person to another or from one culture to another. Common examples of superstitious beliefs in India include: a black cat crossing the road symbolizes bad luck, a crow cawing indicates that guests are arriving.

T he Oxford dictionary defines superstition as a widely held but irrational belief in supernatural influences, especially as leading to good or bad luck, or a practice based on such a belief.

Some of us are superstitious while others find the related practices ridiculous. But believe it or not, many superstitions have some logical explanation behind their origin. There is no formal canonization process in Hinduism, but over time many men and women have reached the status of saints among their followers and among Hindus in general.

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