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Nimbu Mirchi In Front Of Homes And Shops – Is Nimbu Mirchi Superstition?

Nimbu Mirchi tied on the doorways of shops, business establishments and Hindu homes is a common sight in India. But why is it hung on the door? Is Nimbu Mirchi Superstition? Nimbu Mirchi tied on a thread are hung outside the door to keep away Alakshmi, or Jyestha, who is considered inauspicious. Alakshmi is the sister of Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of fortune and prosperity. But Alakshmi brings poverty and misery.

Alakshmi likes sour, pungent and hot things. Therefore shopkeepers, merchants and people tie nimbu mirchi on the doorways of their shops and homes so that Alakshmi will only come up to the door and eat her favorite food and satisfy her hunger and leave without entering the shop or house.

It is believed that after consuming nimbu and mirchi, Alakshmi loses her urge to enter the house or shop. She will turn around without casting her malevolent eye.

Is Nimbu Mirchi Superstition?

Yes, it is a superstition if you are non-believer.
For a believer it gives hope and confidence that his/her business will flourish.