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Seeking fair-labor, nontoxic bindis that'll stay on forehead for 12 hrs

I'm an Indian-American Hindu woman living in New York City. I've recently started wearing a bindi every day -- the sticker kind, a.k.a. kumkum or kunkma. If I want ethically produced bindis that have nontoxic, long-lasting adhesive (will stay on my face for 12 continuous hours without moving around), what brand should I seek out, and where/how should I buy it? [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Oct 18, 2016 - 1 answer

Cross cultural Engagement party

My colleague has been invited to an engagement party for his friends who are Indian-Fijian Hindu. What can he expect at the party and what would be an appropriate gift? If it matters everyone lives in Australia at present.
posted by MT on Mar 25, 2016 - 2 answers

Hindu temple in the Poconos with painted steps

Around 1986, my family visited a Hindu temple or similar religious facility in the Poconos area of Pennsylvania. I remember that the path from the parking lot up the hill to the building was a stairway of huge stone steps, each of which was painted with a different design. Does this temple still exist? Where is it? Online photos of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, the Jain temple Siddhachalam, and Sringeri Sadhana Center don't look like what I remember.
posted by brainwane on Feb 4, 2016 - 3 answers

The elephant-donating warrior

Who is Krishnokanto Gojdani and what is his story? [more inside]
posted by divabat on May 27, 2014 - 2 answers

Finding a hindu priest to officiate our wedding in Cambridge MA

Indian wedding in Boston/Cambridge area [more inside]
posted by fdhidalgo on Sep 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Do I have to go shopping before this wedding?

Some friends of mine got married last month in India, and they're having a large evening reception this weekend. I know that colorful is the way to go, but all of my colorful dresses are too casual. What I have left is a mostly black dress with a few grey panels, and a mostly white dress with a light blue floral print. Would either of those be ok, or should I go shopping this weekend? The bride had previously said that "a dress you would wear to an American wedding" is fine, and I don't want to pester her asking for specifics when I'm sure she has other things on her mind right now!
posted by amarynth on Aug 31, 2012 - 16 answers

Who is this Hindu icon?

Who is this Hindu avatar depicted on the temple in Changu Narayan, Nepal? [more inside]
posted by at the crossroads on Aug 14, 2012 - 5 answers

How to find a wedding venue in or near London that matches some pretty specific criteria?

How to find a wedding venue in or near London that matches some pretty specific criteria? [more inside]
posted by philipy on Jan 6, 2012 - 7 answers

How to convincingly pass for a Hindu at a temple?

How to convincingly pass for a Hindu at a temple? [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Mar 14, 2011 - 28 answers

Need a shakta novel!

I need a book about Shakta (Indian goddess) mysticism! [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Nov 10, 2010 - 1 answer

Traditional Indian music?

The Indian background music in the Beatles' "Within You Without You"... tell me more about it. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Jul 13, 2010 - 10 answers

"So, Rama -- Do you come here often?"

Slumdog Millionaire: Late to the party, I watched this movie for the first time (and second time, too) this past week. [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on May 9, 2010 - 15 answers

How to start a Hindu temple?

I would like to buy or rent a building to convert to a Hindu temple in my community for the Bhutanese/Nepalese refugees. Problem: I have NO IDEA where to start. [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Dec 12, 2009 - 4 answers

Name that Babu!

Among East Indians/Hindus, how common is it to name a child after another family member? Trouble finding a name for our soon-to-be born little Babu here... [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Apr 16, 2009 - 20 answers

An interesting way to grab people's attention

What instrument is this? [more inside]
posted by cusr0002 on Jan 9, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me not offend my pal's family.

Dress me and Mr. F for a Hindu wedding in November in NorCal. Difficulty factor: we are slightly large white folks who never wear anything except cargo pants and T-shirts, and my native guide doesn't know what non-Indians wear to such things. [more inside]
posted by fairytale of los angeles on Sep 19, 2008 - 16 answers

What is the purpose of a cord around the waist?

(Hindu?) Question about the purpose of a cord around the waist of children. [more inside]
posted by TheDukeofLancaster on Feb 28, 2008 - 21 answers

Contemporary music with elements of Indian styles?

I'm looking for artists, albums, or single songs that mix in elements of Indian/Hindi music and other various contemporary styles. [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Feb 8, 2008 - 29 answers

What percentage of Hindus are vegetarian?

Is there a reliable source (preferably online) for the percentage of Hindus in India who are vegetarian? [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Jan 15, 2008 - 11 answers

Why so many Indians at Niagara Falls?

Is there some special historical / cultural reason that (South Asian) Indians are really big on Niagara Falls? [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Jan 15, 2008 - 25 answers

Please help me expand my Hindu pantheon!

There is a South Indian vegetarian restaurant in Paris called Krishna-Bhavan (delicious, BTW), that has an image of a flute-playing butt with eyes (and jewellery) on one of their walls. Can anyone help me identify this deity / character? Picture here (scroll down). [more inside]
posted by LMGM on May 30, 2007 - 9 answers

the gods must be similar!

What are the similarities between Hindu and Chinese mythology? [more inside]
posted by mordecai on Mar 28, 2007 - 7 answers

Is this from the Atharva Veda?

Is quote really from the Atharva Veda? "We are birds of the same nest, We may wear different skins, We may speak in different tongues, We may believe in different religions, We may belong to different cultures, Yet we share the same home – our Earth... [more inside]
posted by Helga-woo on Jan 23, 2007 - 6 answers

My son said he feels the same way, but I think he was being sarcastic.

How can I find a particular Hindu scripture verse about Ganesha and Parvati? [more inside]
posted by Methylviolet on Nov 20, 2006 - 3 answers

Diwali music

Can Mefites point me to Diwali related music? Names of songs , particular artists to look for, would all be appreciated. Places (online or in the Boston, MA) area where I can buy said music would be greatly appreciated.
posted by darsh on Sep 6, 2006 - 2 answers

Hindu Folklore / Mythology Needed

Can anyone help me find Indian / Hindi folklore? [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Aug 15, 2006 - 20 answers

Visiting hindu temples

Some questions about visiting hindu temples. [more inside]
posted by rdr on May 7, 2006 - 6 answers

What do the Hindu flags mean?

What are the significance of colored flags I see posted in front of my Hindu neighbor's home? [more inside]
posted by missed on Feb 25, 2006 - 4 answers

Seeking Techno-Hindu chant music.

CDsearch!Filter: I was browsing the world section of the local indie record store a couple years ago, and they had an artist who put Hindu chants to these nifty techno beats. Sound familiar? [more to the inside] [more inside]
posted by calistasm on Sep 13, 2004 - 13 answers

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