I have been told by my elders if a black cat crosses your path you should not move ahead
Can any one shed light on this? Is this a myth or are there any references in Puranas/Scripts or so.
As per this Agni Purana chapter, a cat crossing one's path (from right to left) is in fact considered a good omen.
Good Omens: Good omens while leaving house are facing white flowers, full vessels, meat, distant sounds, goat, cow, horse, elephant, fire, gold, silver, sword, umbrella, fruits, butter or curd, sugarcane, sound of thunder, lightning, dead body without anybody crying, donkey’s braying; buffallo crossing from left to right; horse, cats, donkeys, from right to left
On the other hand , following are few examples of bad omens:
Bad omens are facing cotton, dry grass, cowdung, coal, leather, hair, a lunatic, chandala, widow, ashes, bones, sound of musical instruments, break down of vehicle, fall of umbrella on head, recall back before journey and so on.’