Is there some science behind this restriction?
I remember that in my childhood my grandmother used to say: “It is not good to cut your nails at night!”. And I am sure that many of you too would have had experienced the same at your homes. But is this really true, is there any science behind this or is this just a myth? Let's find out!
Why am I so interested in the answer?
As my office shift begins early in the morning i.e. by 7am I have to reach in office, taking time to cut nails in the morning is something which on some occasions becomes not possible. And when I plan to cut them a day before in advance i.e. in the evening I get to listen that its not good to do so, from elders. So, I decided to find the truth behind this once and for all and also to share the same here as I am sure many of you will get help, i.e if you too faced this challenge in your life. If so, then don't forget to share it with your friends too.
Origin of this Practice
After doing some research I found out that this tradition of not cutting the nails at night was originally practiced in ancient times and then this practice kept on passing from older generation to the newer generation.
Why it all begain?
In ancient times electricity was not something which was very common or easily available and so as the nail cutter. In those days people used to cut their nails using knives or sharp weapons.
Now due to the lack of electricity in the evening, there was not enough light available. In such a situation, cutting of nails after sunset was considered inauspicious for fear of injury, especially when the only tool available for cutting the nails was a knife.
So, it was advisable not to cut nails in the evening and night. In modern times though, there should be no problem in cutting nails, because we now have electric bulbs and lights in our houses.
Maybe this is the time for you to show this information to the elders at your home 😉.
However, if you believe in astrology, then maybe you can avoid cutting your nails in the evening or at certain times and days, the others can cut them freely.