At some point in our life, someone would have told us some superstitious beliefs. For instances, if a black cat crosses your path, it is bad luck. Or even gifting handkerchiefs to friends will break the bond. However, those among you who don’t believe these and searches for a logical explanation, this blog is the right place for you.
This blog helps you to find out the reason for one such superstition. On other hand, if you are a person who believes in such superstition be proud of it. As some of the superstitions have had a meaningful backstory. Learn about your superstition.
This is an opportunity for you to believe in the right. It is believed that we should not touch a needle during the night. It is very much obvious why. Yet, we shall discuss it today in this blog.
Why is handling the needle dangerous after sunset?
The needle is sharp. Doesn’t that one reason enough for it to be the most dangerous? Also, it is extremely sharp, the hazards are relatively high. do you recall another superstition? we should not trim or shave hair and nails after meals. In some places, after the sunset, we should not trim nails or shave hair. The same is followed for needles too.
Many don’t even prefer to stitch after sunset. As touching needles after dark is considered to bring misfortune to the family. It is a very popular belief that acts like these will bring in trouble to the residents of the house.
Why are touching needles prohibited especially in the dark?
Firstly, the usage of needles is not very desirable in nights. If you ask why safety is the major reason. Even stitching during dusk is avoided as much as possible. Needles are extremely dangerous as mentioned before. The probability of its pricking is very high. It is a very sharp and tiny object. This characteristic makes it even more dangerous.
If it is fallen, it can be stamped by mistake and in turn cause injury. It even has a choking hazard. If yours is a household occupied by many infants. Then avoiding sharp and tiny objects in the households would have become a habit by now.
The property of a needle that makes it more dangerous than other sharp objects is its size. Other sharp objects like a knife and scissors are larger which enables human to be more careful.
Not only the safety of using needles is a concern but also the inability to see it. Its tiny nature makes it hard to spot. If it is mistakenly dropped in dark, the consequences are undesirable. Even stitching or embroidering during dark is difficult as it causes eye strain.
The person has to squint Their eyes to get the stitch right. Long term squinting can cause headaches. Moreover, eye strain can be. A bothering issue.
Why is this an ancient practice?
In ancient times, people did not have access to electricity. The only source of light was sun and moon. Even the lamps lighted during the evenings were very dim. It did not facilitate a comfortably lit room. So the disadvantages of working with needles were dominant. But in today’s world, there is no need to believe in such superstitions.
As we have enough facilities for light even at night, we can comfortably work with needles with utmost safety. We are past the days when we had to work only during dawn. In this new age, there is no need to worry about the usage of needles.
So there is no need to believe in these anymore.