Being an Indian, all of us have heard about the numerous myths from our mothers and our grand mothers too. When asked the real logic behind such myths, they never have anything specific but a one liner answer which is "Bade buzurg kiya karte the, isliye kr rhe hai."
But here we get you 5 most heard Indian myths and the logic behind those myths, proving to you the scientifically why these are practiced.
NO CUTTING THE NAILS AFTER SUNSET
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Many times you might have heard your parents telling you not to cut the nails after the sun sets. But have you ever got any logical reason? Well, the logical reaosn behind this was that in the earlier times, due to shortage of electricity people avoided trimming the nails because of hygienic reasons. They were afraid that the particles of cut nails would get stuck on the feet and would be carried into the room.
BATHING AFTER LAST RITES
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Well, this we have done many times and the answer is also very simple and self explantory. People bath after performing the last rites because the chances of dead body getting infections are very high. So to avoid those bacetrial infections, it is suggested for the people to bath.
HANGING LEMON AND CHILLIES
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Neemu-Mirchi is not considered very auspicious in the Indian houses. But the scientefic reason for hanging Neembu and Mirchi at the entrance is that these possess qualities which help in keeping insects away from the house.
DON'T GO NEAR PEEPAL AT NIGHT
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Everyone knows that Peepal trees release carbon dioxide during the night. So this is the reason why people should not go near or around these trees at night.
WOMEN CAN'T GO TO TEMPLES DURING MENSURATION
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This is one of the biggest myths that we get to hear everytime a girl gets her mensus, she is not allowed to enter the temple doors while she gets her mensus. But the real reason behind this is that during the early days, there were no sanitary pads and distance between house and temples were very much. So to avoid pain and exhaustion, women preffered staying at home, than walk long distances.