Do you know bindi ???

@eshaan (6193)
India
April 3, 2010 11:09am CST
of course..this discussion is not about bindi ( its a colored dot Indian women put on the fore-head) ...but i am curious that what the people of other countries feel and think about the dressing style of other country...like..if you have seen this bindi...if you have seen any Indian lady's photograph....what did you think about it? ...did you feel like its unnecessary to carry that dot on the forehead?...though it has a great significance in the life of married Indian lady.....similarly...when you see a traditional Japanese woman....i am curious why they have that fan in the hand...and what is the importance or history behind carrying it....have you thought abuot the dressing style of any other country's residents in this way?...tell me more about the specialty about your country
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6 responses
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
7 Apr 10
Hi eshaan, I say yeah here just to answer the question of your discussion above One of my myLot friends from your country share with me lots of knowledge and info about the bindi. I'm used to see the Indian ladies here, some are my friends wearing bindi on their forehead. I always have great interest when seeing people especially the women wearing their traditional costumes. I have the impulse to put on the traditional clothes while visiting different counties. But I give up finally due to my laziness and I feel reluctant to take the trouble to put them on. I put on the Japanese traditional casual wear in the hotel during my vacation in Japan The clothes were available in the hotel room wardrobe. It's simple and easy to put on. I felt really relaxed to wear and had meal in the dinning room but all of us looked rather weird when seeing one another in the unfamiliar clothes Take care and happy posting!
@eshaan (6193)
• India
7 Apr 10
i can imagine ....a Malaysian beauty in Japanese outfit i like your spirit of accepting people and their costumes and customs all over the world
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
8 Apr 10
What such a " Malaysian beauty in Japanese outfit" This really makes me to feel as happy as a singing lark. It's so nice to take photos of wearing different traditional costumes of different countries. It will be a great pleasure for sure if seeing you, my dear friend to look so beautifully in our Chinese traditional CheongSam or fit with our national costume Kebaya. I bet you will look fascinated for sure after wearing either of them
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
7 Apr 10
Hi, eshaan. I have always been fascinated as to why an Indian woman has a dot on her forehead. It looks very mysterious and attractive. I have researched it ans it says it is for beauty. I do wonder about this. In our country, we dress in regular stylish clothing. I don't know too much about other countries and their styles of dressing, but I do know that their clothing is very beautiful and alluring.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
7 Apr 10
Its for beauty as well as traditionally it is a symbol of married woman...though unmarried girls also put them sometimes when they wear traditional dresses, but married woman put it regularly....
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
6 Apr 10
I like the look of the bindi on the forehead. Reading your responses I’ve learnt that is signifies that the woman is married which is interesting because up until now I presumed it had something to do with one of the chakras...Goes to show I was way off the mark! (LOL) Anyway I think they look really nice...
@eshaan (6193)
• India
7 Apr 10
thanks paula for your sweet response.....i am happy to know that many foreign friends of mine have marked it and know it....though not fully
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@lumenmom (1996)
• United States
4 Apr 10
Now that you mention it, what IS the significance of the dot on the forehead of a marrried Indian woman? I have never thought to ask that question but I am curious to know.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
4 Apr 10
its the symbol that the woman is married, even the women apply red 'sindoor' (kind of powder) in her parting in the hair, which they put after prayers for the long and good life of her partner....tell me something about your country too
@machivado (529)
• Indonesia
4 Apr 10
Although I have some Indian blood in me, I still don't like bindi...but I like them only when Indian women are dancing...I think Indian women without hindi is more beautiful
@eshaan (6193)
• India
4 Apr 10
and why do you think so...when you like them when they are dancing? do u consider it as an accessory meant to be there only while dancing?
• United States
3 Apr 10
I think its great for persons of different cultures to express themselves in honor of the traditions of their countries. I'm very accepting of people who're different. My specific opinion on whether or not each traditional thing is necessary to do or not matters little. What matters is that each person has the freedom to do and dress as they wish. I've never thought to dress like any other countries residents, simply because I've not grown up with the traditions that are behind the apparel they wear. I'd feel odd, not truly believing what they do, yet trying to make myself a part of it. In America, we don't have special customs like that. It's kind of a huge melting pot of hundreds of different cultures. Each person does what they want to individually, but we don't have certain traditional things as a whole country.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
3 Apr 10
I have seen some Americans or foreigners, when they visit India,...wearing red saree and putting a big bindi ...they look soooo cute...that doesn't mean i want you to do the same ...i too respect each one's freedom in every way....tell me something about your tradition...if at all you have some spare time for me