Deaths come in threes! Why Number 3 is Considered Unlucky? The Secret Behind Age-Old Superstition
3 (Three) is a natural number. It is an odd and a prime number as well as it is the smallest number which is one less than a perfect square. 3 is the lowest number of sides a polygon can have, which is a triangle and is the most stable shape in the world. Still, 3 being a number that people consider a bad sign is something that goes over the head. “Teen-3 Tigada Kaam Bigada” (It’s Three, which has caused a disturbance in your work) ever heard of this famous phrase, well, if you are an Indian, you must have used it for a significant amount of times in your life.
People in India have a lot of metaphors, superstitions, and beliefs that they apply in their lives daily. Though it’s not some superstition that has any genuine explanation whatsoever to prove its credibility. But people do think that it is an unlucky number.
Number 3 significance in Hindu Mythology:
People in India consider number 3 as ominous. Such a belief being in India is an ironic thing because, according to Hindu Mythology, the Trimurti or Trinity: Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver, and Mahesh the Destroyer, are the three major Gods.
They are the three who can make and break the universe. Also, there are three paths to salvation in the Bhagavad Gita named Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, and Jnana Yoga. Apart from three being a significant part of Hindu mythology, people still considering it unlucky as it is difficult to digest.
Although Shiva or Mahesh is the third God, also known as the destroyer. He can dissolve everything into a vast unknown for its revitalization. And this is said to be the reason Hindus try to avoid the number three as much as possible.
Logic Behind "Death come in threes":
A popular belief is that “Deaths come in threes.” Have we ever thought why do deaths come in threes, and is it really true? Yes, it is supposed to be accurate as Psychology has earlier proven these three deaths logic based on the real-life survey. Death always comes in Number 3.
On account of it, number 3 in Hinduism is a sign or warning that a momentous or calamitous event is likely to happen that may cause death. Possibly, it is not something supernatural, paranormal, or magical sounds mysterious and baffling nevertheless.
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