Essay on “Superstitions” for School, College Students, Paragraph for Class 10, Class 12, College and Competitive Exams.


The belief in omens, magic, ghosts and supernatural powers is as old as creation. Our amazing scientific strides and powerful rationality have failed to uproot superstitions. We still have faith in occult powers. Emotional and spiritual crisis drown our rational faculty and we go superstitious. Causes of superstitions are ignorance and the fear of unknown evils. Superstitions make us restless and lose balance of mind. We are struck by hallucinations. Superstitions are prevalent in every nook and corner of the world. They are unfounded. Seeing a naked person is inauspicious. If a Brahmin meets you on the way, you are doomed. If an owl hoots, death is imminent. The sound of a lizard is ominous. If the ink is split, success in the examination is sure shot. Itching of the right palm means good luck. Ali, these superstitions and hundreds of others are absurd and unfounded. We do have superstitions based on sound reasoning and common sense. It is said that the grown-up should not cross over a child as it would check and retard his growth. It actually means a child may not get hurt. We should not go near dosed wells because ghosts and evil spirits live there. In reality it is because the closed wells emit poisonous gases. Summations show our intellectual poverty. They are losing their hold and grip. But to say that they will disappear will be a tall talk.

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