Home Women Women on March 8, 2022 Indian women have always been labelled as traditional. Covering heads, wearing bindis, laden with ornaments, traditional clothes and so many other things set Indian women apart from the rest. The practice of covering heads in India has been a matter of curiosity for most of us, including those who are new to our culture. Covering the head and sometimes even veiling the face is often seen as a mark of respect. In some cultures, married women are supposed to pull off a veil in front of elder male members of the family. In very traditional and rural areas, women use their sari to completely cover the face and neck, concealing their identity before males. Some women use the fabric to cover their whole face, chest, arms, and stomach. This type of veiling is still popular with Hindu brides and is observed on the wedding day. Many new brides use the ghungat until their father-in-law advises to unveil. … [Read more...] about Opinion: Why Do Indian Women Cover Their Head And Face?
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Home Yoga spirituality Festivals Festivals on September 24, 2022 With the onset of the autumn, Bengal prepares itself for one of the most significant Durga puja events, that spells reunion, revival and joyful remembrances of its age-old culture and tradition. On the tenth day, the celebration of Dussehra concludes. As per the belief, this time is when Goddess Durga takes a sojourn from Mount Kailas to her paternal home on earth, bringing along with her, Goddess Laxmi, Goddess Saraswati, and her children, Lord Ganesha and Lord Karthikeya as well. Read more to know how that connects with Navapatrika. Navapatrika is an observance that stems from religious beliefs revolving round the Durga puja. Literally speaking, nava and patrika mean nine plants. Durga is invoked into the navapatrika (branches of nine plants) on the Saptami, which are tied to the twigs of the Aparajita plant using a yellow thread. Read to know more about … [Read more...] about Durga Puja 2022: Navapatrika Puja Date, Time, Significance, And Symbolism of Nine Plants
Home Yoga spirituality Faith mysticism Faith Mysticism on December 11, 2018 According to the Hindu sacred books, our bodies are made up of three kinds of energies, namely the Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. The qualities that we possess depend on the proportion of these three elements in the body. The Three Gunas Guna in Hinduism basically means tendency. It speaks of the tendency of a human towards a particular incident or a particular task. It fundamentally refers to a quality of a human being. The three Gunas in Hinduism are Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. It is believed that every human being possesses all the three Gunas in different proportions. All the three Gunas have a share in the human body. The more one Guna is there, the more related qualities a person will possess. Let us understand them further. What Is Sattva Guna? "Sattva" refers to the element of purity and piousness. It relates to Godliness and is … [Read more...] about Three Gunas and Their Significance in Hinduism