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Discussion in 'Festivals, Functions & Rituals' started by seekingheart, May 23, 2019.

  1. Sunshine04

    Sunshine04 Platinum IL'ite

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    The person just needs a good heart and faith in God. Light a lamp in front of God and pray. That's it
     
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    I have to agree with @Sunshine04 Bindi’s do not define Indian women or their husbands longevity anymore.


     
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    Sunshine04 Platinum IL'ite

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    [​IMG]she looks pretty in sari
     
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    Hi, my parents raised me to respect all religions, we used to celebrate all major festivals of every religion at home even when we were kids.

    So as a parent now, I teach the same to my kid by participating in religious events of other religions as well. I have no hesitation to be a part of it as I respect all faith n rituals. And people accept me with open arms, appreciate the mentality n there are a few that are annoyed or doesn’t understand this open mindedness. That only talks about their narrow mindedness n doesn’t define us. I can’t make my mind narrow or show the same to my kid just because of a few people.
    Conclusion: you can’t make everyone happy. If you feel like wearing a bindi, go ahead. Don’t worry, do what you feel is right as long as it’s with good heart n respect.
     
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    Amulet Platinum IL'ite

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    One foreign friend asked me “what is the significance of guys exposing the right **** and cover up the left?”. I made up a story about having a wife in their heart, and covering her up when looking at other girls. Just like this Bindi-conundrum, there’d be talk, rumor and explanation for anything in an exotic culture. Foreign Anthropologists should not dig themselves into a hole.
     
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    My north Indian friend never wears bindi or mangalsutra. But she will.fast seriously for karva chauth and follow all the rituals associated with it. To each their own beliefs work
     
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    Thank you all for your comments and help. You've been very kind :relaxed:
     

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