Living in an Indian home can be exhausting. Our parents or anyone elderly at home, have these customs comprising of do’s and don’ts that we have to adhere to. If we do not behave as they say and abide by the traditions, we are considered and viewed upon as rebels. Here are some of the common customs that our Indian folks say or advice us to follow;
- If you’re sitting among the elderly, or highly respected people, then you should not point your legs to them.
- Never point your finger to address anyone older than you as it represents you disrespecting them.
- You should not raise your voice against the elderly.
- You must not sit equally with an elder, if they sit on a chair or sofa, you should sit on the floor.
- You should not eat Indian food using utensils but with your hands, whether its at home or out at a restaurant.
- You should not use your left hand to give or take anything from others because it will offend them even if it is done unintentionally.
- Wash your feet before entering the house. If not, you will be accused of inviting evil forces into the home.
- It is a big no to let your guest wash their plates after eating as it tends to show that you are disrespecting the relationship you have with them.
- You should serve drinks to your guests upon their arrival.
- You should not cut your fingernails and toenails at night because it invites evil.
- When you attend a call from Indian folks, you should not greet them in English but say “Vanakam”.
- You are not allowed to wear black all the time as it indicates something bad or negative.
- You should not wear shorts, tight, and revealing clothes anywhere you go.
- On Tuesday and Friday, it is prohibited to cut one’s hair because it’s considered bad omen.
- Ladies are not allowed to roam around their house or go out with loose hair because it attracts bad energy.
If you’re an Indian, we bet you would have encountered some of these customs.