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It is an American belief that 13 is unlucky. But for me this 13 has turned out to be lucky as my son's date of birth is 13th Oct. On a serious note, it sometimes baffles me that if there was such a curse associated with this hapless number, why did the greatest American tragedy happen on 9/11???

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Asked by cyrus irani, 18 Sep '09 04:51 pm
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It is a superstition.
I am born on 13.09.49.
13 date
again date and month total 1+3+9=13
Year 49 - total 4+9 = 13
But I am happy and full yenjoy life by Gracious Almighty - because I consider myself LUCKY!!!
Answered by PANIWALA A, 18 Sep '09 11:45 pm

 
  
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I dont beleive in such these things. But these things affect people in the real world. Some buildings move directly from 12th floor, to 14th floor. By the way, Chinese consider the number 14 as unlucky. And thats why Sybase, a database solutions company went directly from version 12 to version 15.
Answered by RAJAN MHAMAI, 18 Sep '09 10:21 pm

 
  
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There were thirteen participants at the Last Supper. Tradition states that Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th to sit at the table. So traditionally Christians feel 13 is a bad number. But in India 13 is known as TERA- such a good thing TERA means God's.
According to famous Sakhi (Evidence) or story of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, when he was an accountant at a town of Sultanpur Lodhi, he was distributing grocery to people and when he gave groceries to the 13th person he stopped there because in Gurmukhi and Hindi the word 13 is called Terah, which means yours. And Guru Nanak kept on saying, "Yours, yours, yours..." remembering God. People reported to the emperor that Guru Nanak was giving out free food to the people. When treasures were checked, there was more money than before.

The word "Waheguru" appears only 13 times in Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy scriptures and the eternal Guru.

The Vaisakhi which commemorates the creation of "Khalsa" or pure Sikh was ...more
Answered by MajorVLoganathan, 19 Sep '09 03:09 pm

 
  
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13 being unlucky is not actually an American belief. It is Christian belief. Because there were 13 people present at the dinner table on the night of Last Supper. If 13 happens to be unlucky in all case then no one will be astrologically unlucky in this world. Because there are only 12 Zodiac signs and there is no 13th sign in the Zodiac.! :)
Answered by Shyam, 20 Sep '09 03:12 pm

 
  
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America has passed through several turbulent phases in History where thousands perished...like the Civil War. Memories are short and with the level of coverage today 9/11 recieved max. publicity. That the twin towers could be devastated could never ever be imagined...but how and why should the nos. 13 crop up in this context . There could be other dates which could also be equally unlucky for USA. Not that I adhere to the belief that 13 is unlucky...if it was for the Americans to the extent mentioned then Wall Street would not be having any transactions by Americans at all on the 13th of each month !
Answered by prasoon, 19 Sep '09 02:39 pm

 
  
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No number is lucky nd no number is unlucky..
Everything is in hands of Almighty God who has power on past, present and future,
So just believe in him and throw out all these illogical superstitions
Answered by SHAD KHAN, 19 Sep '09 02:07 am

 
  
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In Sikhism, the number 13 is considered a special number since 13 is tera in Punjabi, which also means "yours" (as in, "I am yours, O Lord"). The legend goes that when Guru Nanak Dev was taking stock of items as part of his employment with a village merchant, he counted from 1 to 13 (in Punjabi) as one does normally; and thereafter he would just repeat "tera", since all items were God's creation. The merchant confronted Guru Nanak about this, but found everything to be in order after the inventory was checked. April 13 also usually turns out to be Vaisakhi every year, which is the Sikh New Year and the major Sikh Holiday.

Several successful sports figures have worn the number 13. Ozzie Guilln, manager of the 2005 World Series Champion Chicago White Sox, has worn the number throughout his baseball career. Alex Rodriguez began wearing it upon joining the New York Yankees (three, the number he had previously worn, is retired by the Bronx Bombers to honor Babe Ruth). Dan Marino, an Amer ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 18 Sep '09 09:51 pm

 
  
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Nothing Is Lucky Or Unlucky......................It Is Just A State Of Our Mind Towards Numbers !!@@@
Answered by tushar agarwal, 18 Sep '09 07:33 pm

 
  
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Hence...., never to believe in superstitions....!!! these are all man-made talks.....; 13th may be unlucky for some, but lucky for most as they experience and believe.........; if it could be branded as really unlucky for all.....the americans wouldn't have faced that catastrophic disaster on 9/11...........
Answered by minati vishwakarma, 18 Sep '09 06:19 pm

 
  
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Nothing
but a superstition
Answered by anil garg, 18 Sep '09 05:47 pm

 
  
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