As they are growing up, girls learn to keep the house clean, to wash the
utensils properly and to observe carefully all the rules
of good house-keeping. While sweeping the floors, mothers advise
daughters to collect all the dust and throw it out side. If a girl
leaves the dust in corner, she is rebuked and told that she too may be
left alone in a corner on festival day or on the
day of her brother's marriage i.e. her menstrual period may coincide
with such junctions and prevent her participation in
the rejoicing. Collection of dust in the corners is supposed to
bring bad tidings and debt. Use of broken mirror should be
Itching of the right palm indicates income
showers during hottest part of the year signify a prosperous
year ahead. Viewing the moon on the fourth day after the new-moon
will curtail the powers of memory. Spending money or quarrelling with
someone on new year's day signifies the same trend throughout
Biting of finger nails, avoidable waste of water, frequent
jerking of legs and entry of tortoise in to a house
are symptoms of forth coming poverty. Sitting cross-legged
or keeping hand folded around the knees are habits of associated with
the dead .
Unbleached garments and other new apparel
are worn after smearing the ends with turmeric powder, to ward off
evil. A cow or horse purchased by a person has the power of affecting
his future for good or bad.
When light (including electric light
) is lit after sunset, the folk join their palms together
and thank God for having led them from darkness to light. Similarly at
the day break life begins with the salutation of the sun.
Mistakes occurring in documents are not scored out
instead, the alternations and corrections necessary are pointed
out in the last line for it is believed that striking some thing
written in document foretells ill-luck. It is accidentally
when making out a document . To give or accept
anything with the left hand s an indiscreet act
and will cause offence to the other party .
A kind of pigment is manufactured by
mixing powered hones of the animal called Devangu (sloth)
, a portion of the skull of dead women and greenish
type camphor and this is applied to the betel leaf which is
then locked in to find out the complexion of a thief,
his characteristics and the direction he came from.