Interpretation of Dream in Nepali society

Nepal has diverse cultures and traditions. When it comes to beliefs, then there are many such beliefs that are very hard to believe. Whether it is of religious beliefs or traditional beliefs but the most interesting part is a dream and the meaning associated with it. Every night or day, when we are in deep sleep, almost every one of us is living in a dream. Those particular dreams are interpreted with the beliefs associated with it from very long years ago. They are taken as the symbols for the prediction of future.

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What your dream means

So, let us look at the different types of dream and their associated belief in Nepali community:

If you dream ofDescription
Seeing ElephantSymbol of success like promotions, achievement
Crossing riverSymbol of success like students will pass exam, promotions in jobs, chances of abroad study
Burning fire without smokeSymbol of good luck
Burning fire with smokeSymbol of bad luck
Death of yourselfEnd of your problems and start of new life
Some naked personBad news will come, death of relatives
SUN, Moon, StarsSymbol of Good luck
Climbing hillsAchieving success in life
Flying in the skySymbol of traveling long distance
Falling down in the skyBad luck, humiliation in the society
Watching skySymbol of getting good honor
Watching cloud in the skySymbol of profit in business
RainingBad health may get sick
Raining with thunderboltSymbol of getting problems solved
Cultivating landSuccess symbol
Watching storm or dust in the skySign of war
Mixing with landSymbol of destruction
Eating in the forestSign of being rich
Eating soilSymbol of humiliation
Walking on soilSymbol of getting rich
Digging wellSymbol of getting economic profit
Taking water out of wellIncrease in the income
Falling into the wellRise of problem
Coming out of wellSymbol of success
Walking in waterSymbol of success
Seeing floodRise of problem
Bathing in the riverSymbol of happiness
Drinking dirty water from riverSymbol of getting sick
Seeing boatProblems will solve
Seeing twinkling starsIncrease in the family member
Taking star in handDaughter will get born
Seeing mountainYou will get victory
Seeing FlowerYou will meet your love
Seeing caseYou might get into prison
Seeing green forestSymbol of good news
Cooking foodChildren may get sick
Finding goldYou may lose your money
Falling teethBad omen
fireFight with someone
Dying someoneThat particular person will live for long

What are Good dreams and Bad dreams

Similarly, Dreams are also classified as good dreams and bad dreams in Nepal. Let us look at them:

Good DreamsBad Dreams
study, sage, drinking milk, snake, white flower, curd, rice, , statue of god, scholar Brahman, bathing in the sea, star, moon, god, temple, music, crops, riding horse, ox, cow, teacher, mountaineering, children, , corpse, speech, crying man, elephant, king, fruit, sweetwell, river, bridge, being alone in the forest falling hair, , enemy, mask, ghost, landslide, monster, fire, burning pyre, empty pot, falling teeth buffalo, monkey, sweating, noise, marriage, red or black clothes, eating sweet thing, throne, hanging to death, flying in the air, flood, playing with snake, dry tree, ash, storm, drowning, waterless pond,

 

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