Wednesday, December 7, 2011

owls!

Holding my key chain as Owl in my hand I entered the grocery shop..
The grocery shop is a family owned business selling fresh groceries around the corner...The lady smiled at me looking at me standing in the line...As I came closer she asked"" do you like owls"?
I looked at her " owls?? then looking at my key chain I laughed..o yaa.."
she observing me closely said" we consider owls as bad omen ...not good..its our cultural thing"
I looked at her and then looking at the beautiful owl in Rhine stones and cubic zircon ... I said ...is it?
I came home asked mom ...Are owls bad?
she looked at the key chain ,,, and said"In india we do consider it bad..but its your faith n belief. "dont get into that".
.....
is it bad? wht do you say??

26 comments:

Dr Roshan R said...

never really heard of any such thing so cant say...personally, I dont see any ill omen in owls.. especially not in things like bags or keychains

Renu said...

how could it be bad when its patronised by Goddess Lakshmi and faiths in India also differ...In maharashtra someone told me that if you see two owls sitting in your backyard..it means they will bring wealth to you, whereas in north its a bad omen...

But I think that since owls are found at lonely places, people combined it with desolation.

Jack said...

Harman,

Owl is supposed to be a very wise bird. It is also said that if you site an owl sitting on your house it means some good happening is round the corner. One should carry on doing what one needs to with full faith.

Take care

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

Yet another suprstitious belief Harman.. There might have been incedents that would haveoccured in the past with the sight of an owl. And being that the case they just brand the owl a bad omen...

Uma's Culinary World said...

as long as u like the keychain, and you are okay with it superstitions dont matter..

Bikramjit said...

Well Harman In our culture sikhism we are not suppsoed to beleive in all this :)

So good or bad who knows its all man made myths .. if it was bad omen I am sure god would not have made this species

It same in india a cat is bad omen yet here aborad people have them as pets ..

Bikram's

R. Ramesh said...

hahhah it looks awesome...but ya..the stupid mindset...about owls..i dont believe but i am indeed confused..hahha..harman..u can keep it yar...u r in my best friends' list...so only good things will come to u..hahaha..at least thas what i wish my dear friends

Harman said...

@Bick..
Mere dost par kahin ullu ...Ullu n bna jaye!
:)
I dont believe in these things ...and now that most of the people don't agree on these superstitions ...I have the owl wid me!

Haddock said...

Frankly speaking I think I believe the opposite. Twice we changed houses and on both occasions there was an owl which came visiting us (don't know if it was the same one)
It was friendly and I did write a post on it.
It was sometime in June 2010
Here it is:
http://joezachs.blogspot.com/2010/06/night-stalker.html

Harman said...

@Roshan
...:))
thanks..I agree and have decided to hold on to my key chain.

Harman said...

@Renu..
thanks for the insight..I agree..basically its faith and beliefs!

Harman said...

@jack
thanks...agree!
\I will keep the owl :)

Harman said...

@ashwini..
Agree!
I had heard in india phrases like"unke ghar ullu bolte hai"
means..
"Nowdays that house no one living inn ..its all vacant..no prosperity"
but these are all myths!

Harman said...

@UMA
you know I brought this key chain ,I was so happy ....now that doubts are cleared
I have put this back in my keys!

Harman said...

@ramesh
Thanks,,:))
I have kept it for good!

Harman said...

@haddock
I remember your post on owl,it was beautiful pictures you clicked ...I dont think it makes any difference ..its jus the mind-set!

Mishi said...

I remember an owl living at a tree close to my Grandmother's place when we were young and she always said if you see an owl during day time...its not good P.S they use it in black magic too..but in my Religion there is no such concept..and personally I find owl quite adorable..they are very peaceful creatures..dont intrude in your life..and keep their owlself to themselves:P

Kunwar Kusumesh said...

It depends upon how conservative one is.
I don't take it as bad omen.

Tomz said...

i heard white owl is a good omen..i am not sure..please check

A said...

No idea if they are bad or good omen...but I have never seen one in real life...

Harman said...

@mish...I agree..
yes owls are cute!!
I like my key chain ..and that cute little owl wud not hurt!:)

Harman said...

@kusum...
yes ..thanks ji..I agree!

Harman said...

@tomz..
Oh thanks...
Mine is white too!
God bless you buddy
:))

Harman said...

@A..I have seen them!
:) where?
Army Cantt ..lots of them..

Varsha Geeta Tanna said...

There are number of people with number of views... there are so many things we people believe..
It's just like.. if the cat crosses the road.. it's bad.. so what? we're gonna believe all of them.. ??
Regarding the owls, about the omens and all.. I do not know.. I personally find them cute.. :P
I have a copper locket of an owl.. And I love it ! :P

The Beautifier said...

Dunno if it's bad or not but I love owls..I've three owl necklaces and two rings! hehe! I think owls are too cute to be considered as a bad omen :)