What To Wear to a Hindu Temple

Whenever I talk about clothes, someone always mentions that Indian clothes are not the same as Hindu clothes. You don't have to wear a sari or a dhoti to be a Hindu. Which is true, of course.But it gets a little more complicated than that.Because Hinduism is so closely tied to India and became what it is within the backdrop of Indian culture, Indian clothes are pretty ubiquitous at temples. My experience has been that if I don't wear Indian clothes for worship, I feel like a tourist and … [Read more...]

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White Hindu Conversations

Place: Indian Clothing StoreTime: Noon on SundayMe: We need to get a sherwani for my husband. We got married last weekend, but we're having another ceremony in my parents' mandir and we need an appropriate outfit for him.Saleswoman: Sure, sure.[While Brad is trying on clothes] Saleswoman: Your chura are nice.Me: Thank you.Saleswoman: So you got married in Hindu ceremony?Me: Yes. Well, it was kind of interfaith. Half Hindu and half western. That's why we're doing … [Read more...]

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My Mood in Clothes

I've noticed that how I dress has a strong correlation with my mood. Have you ever noticed this in yourself? Maybe it's a girl thing, because we have so many options of things to wear.Each outfit I put on is a costume of sorts. It transforms how I feel and behave. On different days and different moods, different outfits feel right. On any given day I could be any one of these characters...        But w … [Read more...]

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