Friday, November 16, 2018
Tamilnadu

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Beliefs and Superstitions

Beliefs about Directions

The working desk in the house or office is usually placed in the north-east or south-west corner, for it is believed that  enemies will be giving constant trouble, if the desk is situated  in the other corners. People do not sleep with the head towards north  and feet towards south, the direction of the regions of the Lord of death. There  are various beliefs  also about the direction  that structure should face. The Nataraja shrine faces the south, since its look will cause the destruction  of the street  it faces a sub shrine, a well or wall is put  up opposite  this shrine.

There is a belief  about the direction in which a banana  plant grows in the garden .If it sprouts in the north, it foretells calamity, sprouting in other directions portends prosperity.

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