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THINGS YOU WERE DOING

WRONG WHILE FOLLOWING


HINDU RITUALS
Why one should not mix ghee and oil together in a Diya (lamp) and offer it
to God?

Ghee is Sattvic and pure in Nature, whereas Oil is Rajasic and impure in
nature. If combined they will form Tamasic element and this could lead to
unfortunate or ill-omened consequences.
Why shouldn’t one remove or
collect litter with the help of
broom in the evening?

It is believed that Goddess


Lakshmi (Goddess of Wealth,
Fortune and Prosperity) enter
our house in the evening. Thus,
cleaning with broom at evening
is like insulting Goddess
Lakshmi.
Why should not one touch his or her
forehead to the flower which was
offered to Lord Vishnu?

Flower is counted as one of the


sacred offerings to God. Once it is
offered to God Vishnu, it attains
immense power and Chaitanya
(spiritual consciousness) coming out
of the Lord Vishnu’s forehead. This
power is unbearable and hence one
should not touch that flower or put it
on our forehead.
Why one must not share his
or her prayer beads and
meditation mat with others?

As we offer prayer or chant


or meditate, prayer beads
and meditation mats also
get involved in our
connection with the God. If
we share them with others,
others will gain from our
prayers and we will miss the
benefits of blessings.
While placing in front of
God, Why one shouldn’t
keep the flame of Diya
(lamp) towards
Southern direction?
It is believed to be the
death direction of Yama
(God of Death). Yama is
never worshipped in
Hinduism.
Why is it necessary to remove cap from
our head before praying to God?
When we pray, a divine energy from
Bramharandhra (crevice in the crown of
the head) is attracted to our body and
to gain that energy we remove our cap.
Why we should never step over a person who is sleeping?
It is believed that sleeping body symbolizes or epitomizes
Lord Shiva. One must not cross or step over the body as it
is considered as the insult of Lord Shiva.
In same house why one
should not keep and
worship multiple idols of
same god? (for example 2
Ganpati, 2 Shivlinga or 3
Goddesses etc.)
In Hinduism, people
worship their parents as
God. As there cannot be
two parents, how can we
worship multiple idols of
same god!
Gayatri Mantra must be
chanted by sitting on a mat?
Why it should not be
chanted while walking on a
road or while doing other
work?
Gaytri Mantra has an eternal
importance. It is only fruitful
when chanted with
concentration and with full
devotion and dedication. It is
impossible to focus on
chanting while driving a car
or walking on a road or while
doing other work.
Why should not we
keep idols of God or
their images facing to
the South or facing
each other?

It is believed that the


waves of glory or
reverence coming out
of idols or images are
propagated outwards
and this could lead to
enemy Dosha (fault,
defect or enemy
trouble).