Thursday, December 3, 2009

Myth : Do not wipe out waste material in night else Laxmi will go out: Logical Reason

Do not wipe out waste material in night else Laxmi will go out.

In many of Indian families old people still say do not wipe out waste material in night else Laxmi(goddess of wealth, prosperity and money) will go out. In ancient time wise people must have created this rule/myth with a very logical reason.

I had no clue of logical reason of this for a long time but I found it when I was in 8th.

My 8th standard board exams were going on and I used to go to my friends place for study .

One fine day when we I woke up I heard my friend’s sister was crying because she lost her engagement ring and entire family was searching for it.

My friend and I asked her “when you saw your ring last time in your finger”.

She said “I am sure it was in my finger till yesterday nights electricity failure and I am not sure after that”.

We asked “what you did after that time?” she answered “she cooked food, cleaned home and finished her dinner”.

I heard cleaned home and said to my friend “Laxmi ji bahar gai” that means Laxmi went out. We quickly reached to the place where she collected all the waste material after wiping home as in Indian custom we don’t throw material to dustbin in night.

We searched in that waste material and we found the ring and of some ice creams too from sister.

At that time I realised how Laxmi will go out if throw you wiped waste material in night.

In ancient time when this myth or ritual came in existence people had only candle light in most of the homes that is not enough for identifying what is there in this wiped material. So they said wipe your home and collect all the material at a place and you can throw that out in morning.

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