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Why Hindus keep black pots outside the house?

It is a practice among some Hindus to keep a black pot outside the house. This is not followed by majority of Hindu communities. The practice is followed to ward off someone casting an evil eye on the house or the members that live in the house.

The belief is the black pot pulls the negative energy created by casting of evil eye.

Is there any truth in such practice? No there is no truth is such practice and is not based on the teachings of Hinduism.

Such practices are region or community based and stems out of fear and lack of confidence in one’s abilities. Some people simply follow it because someone in the family used to follow it.