The belief in omen has existed since ancient ages. An omen is a phenomenon that is believed to foretell the future. It is said that omens lie with a divine message from the gods. And dogs have a special chemistry with human beings that go back thousands of years. The omens related to a dog also go back to thousand years. These omens are both auspicious and inauspicious. According to Vastu Shastra, the omens associated with a dog are as follows-
When a dog approaches somebody with a shoe or chappal in his mouth, the day is predicted as unfavorable for the individual.
When a piece of cloth is found in the dog's mouth, it is an indication for trouble.
If there is a piece of wet meat or a bone in the mouth of the dog, it is a good omen.
It is considered an ill omen if the dog carries a dry bone in its mouth.
When a dog stretches his legs or swaps his ears, it indicates that the work will remain unfinished and one will come across hindrances while traveling.
When a dog scratches the walls, it suggests that there can be danger of theft.
When the dog with his face towards the sun in the South-West barks at afternoon, there is a danger from fire or thieves. It also stands as a pre-intimation for clashes in the family.
People in a house can fall sick when the dog keeps his body on one step and the head on another and looks towards the woman in the house.
When a dog sniffs the shoes or footwear of a person, it will lead to a successful journey.
When a dog goes to the highest roof of a house and weeps, it is an omen for a calamity.
When a dog lifts himself towards the legs of a person or lingers near his legs, it works as a good omen of success for that person.
When a dog barks at a person from behind, there is danger looms over the individual.
It is a bad omen when a dog eats less than his regular diet or tears come out from his eyes.
(Last Updated on : 24-04-2015)
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