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Meaning Of Involuntary Movements Of Organs In Hinduism

Involuntary movements of organs in Hinduism is known as Angasphurana and they are considered to be omens and have a meaning. Shakunashastra (the science of omens) gives importance to anga sphurana, sensations of the organs. When an eye throbs, for instance, it is a premonition of something that will happen. Generally, the right side of the male and the left side of the female are taken note of. It is believed that Bhagavan Vishnu revealed the knowledge of omens vis-à-vis the pulsations of several body parts to Manu. These symptoms are recognized in relation to travel, battles, etc. The following are some indications of such movements.

  • Head – Gain of land
  • Brows-center – meeting with beloved
  • Forehead – rise of position
  • Near eyes – gain of servants
  • Ears – good news
  • Throat – royal riches
  • Nose – love and pleasure
  • Lower lip – gain of dear things
  • Arms – meeting of bosom friends
  • Hands – gain of wealth
  • Back – winning streak
  • Chest – success
  • Navel – loss of position
  • Foot – honor
  • Intestine – gains
  • Shoulders – enjoyment
  • Elbow joint – agreement with enemy
  • Calves – kingly position
  • Cheeks – receipt of goods or articles
  • Waist – gain of affection
  • Stomach – gain of money

Movements of eyes have been give special importance – movements of the upper portion (eyelids) indicate relief from sorrow and gain of money; the corner close to the nose indicates death; the lower part of the eye points to defeat. These indications are only for a person with sound health.