Apportionate the fallacy with facts in Hindu Vedic marriages
Traditional customs and beliefs have always taken the front seat in marriage issues. But Vedic customs and rituals have made way to both facts and fallacies. South-Asian traditional weddings do have many fallacies which are quite funny and at times absolute superstitions. These fallacies have a nothing to do with the truth and the facts of marriages.
Metal protection is one of the well known fallacies
- Traditional Indians think people usually cast evil eyes and sight against a would-be bride and groom out of jealousy and greed at hearts. This leads to the growth and development of the unnecessary falsifying superstitions and beliefs.
- The commonest superstitions are that the bride is told to keep a metal sharp object always with her after her engagement. The tenure between engagement and marriage are considered the most sensitive period in the life of a bride.
- According to the Hindu Vedic marriage misbelieves, during this period evil eyes fall on the happiness of the bride and tries to cast a dark spell by either physically harming her before marriage or by breaking her marriages through hoodwinking.
- Thus, a sharp iron knife, preferably, or an iron sharp pair of scissors are kept by the bride’s body contact; according to the fallacy, the iron or metal casts off the evil effects. It is also said that sometimes the groom’s eagerness to get closer to the bride can also given way to some bad side-effects.
- The sharp objects will also help the bride protects her virtue and values from the groom. On the fact side, this is an absolute fallacy and no truth and fact are involved in it. But, traditional family members are keeping on believing and following this over the years; and in fact this superstition is still followed in many Indian cultures.
Some superstitions cast around specific people
- In Hindu marriage fallacy, when the groom’s family first time decides to visit the bride’s house, and if, on the way to the bride’s house, they come across a blind man or a monk or a pregnant woman, it is considered as a misfortune and the marriage are considered as being doomed. Usually, many grooms’ family calls off the marriage on the first step only.
- On the other hand, on the first day to the bride’s house, if the groom’s family comes across a nanny goat or a full group of nanny goats, pigeons or a pack of wolves the marriage is considered to bring about immense fortunes. The groom’s family makes sure to finalize their marriage with the proceeding bride. As a matter of fact, the whole thing is an absolute fallacy.
- In many Hindu cultures, this superstition is believed. The practical fact says that now-a-days wolves won’t run around in metro cities or any civilized town. So, thinking that viewing a wolf is a fortune is absolutely preposterous. As a matter of fact, viewing a wolf in a civilized area is quite dangerous. It’s nothing to do with the bride and the marriage.
Fallacy has also considered cat for good luck
- Cats are considered as a good luck; before marriage if they eat out of the bride or groom’s left shoes then it is said that they are bringing good luck for the family. As a matter of fact, this superstition has no truth about it.
- Shoes are not meant to eat out especially if it is a wedding shoe and cats are not tigers or wolves that they will tear off the left shoes for the sake of bringing fortunes over the bride and groom. The prominent part is that pet cats are not served food on the shoes of bride and groom.
Fallacy with the milk
- Milk has always been considered holy and is given importance with its taste and choice. But if of Hindu marriage fallacies and superstitions, milk is spilled before marriage then it is considered a pending misfortune which later brings about its full form in the married life of the groom and bride.
- It is an absolute fallacy and has a nothing to do with any kind of misfortune; a glass of milk gets spilled by mistake over a rushing and dashing house on the verge of arranging a marriage. So, spilling of milk has a nothing to do with any misfortune or bad luck but has to do with absent minded action.
Bridal wear does come under the quotes of fallacies
- Fallacies have no end to bride and her dressing sense. It is misbelieved that if a bride designs and makes her own wedding dress then it will bring misfortune to her marriage. This fallacy has no base since, it is a superstition; on the practical note, no bride makes her own wedding dress.
- The wedding dress is designed or ordered from a boutique. In previous times the bridal wears where designed by tailors who used design and get them ready. No bride has the professionalism of designing her own wedding dress before her marriage.
Sharing has given way to fallacy
- Borrowing and lending have always been a part of girls, especially sharing books, pens and even cosmetics and dresses. But this has a big part from the fallacy of sharing wedding dresses.
- It is considered under the Hindu Vedic marriage that if a newly wedded bride shares her wedding dress with another would-be bride then she carries away all her luck and fortune of married life with her.
- As a result, it is said that a bride shouldn’t share her wedding dress with any other girl. The superstition has no practical note. It is usually thoughtful that bride’s wedding day is her best day of her life. It is natural that she will desire a new wedding dress for her marriage and won’t borrow it from her friend or neighbor.
The fallacies of wedding have always been a part and parcel of the Indian Hindu weddings. The superstitions and beliefs have always given way to the truths, facts and arguments.