Do you have it on your neck?

@shibham (17022)
India
July 18, 2010 5:10am CST
Hi everyone. Hope all of you are fine. Some persons tend to wear their respective symbols on their necks or somewhere else. I mean a cross for christians, an om for hindus, a 786 or star with a half moon and so on. So do you wear it on your neck? I have a white sacred thread on my shoulder crossing chest. As a hindu brahman guy, we are bound to wear it from teenager till death. Its ritual. So what about you? Please share. Thanks in advance.
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29 responses
• Singapore
11 Sep 10
Hi shi... I'm sure you will know by now that I don't like wearing such things, whether around my neck or anywhere else. My religion does not require me to wear anything and I don't think I need to beautify myself anywhere.
@shibham (17022)
• India
11 Sep 10
I know that u are too much beautiful and so u have no need to decorate yourself. By the way, what's your religion? Just curious to know.
• Singapore
12 Sep 10
I am a Buddhist, some of our beliefs coincide with Hinduism too.
@shibham (17022)
• India
12 Sep 10
I know that u are buddhist. Hahaha
• Pamplona, Spain
18 Jul 10
Hiya shibham, At the moment I don´t wear any given thing as it keeps breaking and it´s real gold so I have given up taking it to be repaired. I have a cross and chain that is the Caravaca cross that originated in Murcia. Not that I have a particular faith in one or the other. Before I used to wear a cross and chain that was originally designed by Salvador Dali in real silver but I lost it somewhere. If I do wear anything I hide it away just lately. Again not for any given reason more than anything so it won´t get caught up in my Hair or clothes. I prefer to wear a gemstone and a simple neck thread actually because although it means a lot to me it does not mean anything to anyone else. It´s meaning to other People could be anything apart from the gemstones properties. My favourite is Rose Quartz and Watermelon Tourmaline but they are becoming very expensive.
@shibham (17022)
• India
18 Jul 10
hi angel. miss u in mylot. honestly i am not familiar with that words that u have raised as Caravaca cross and salvador dali. anyway where u have lost it? why to hide? oh... thats the reason, it seems that u have long hair. nice. actually too much ornaments are some extra load to carry for a woman. i think so. have a nice day.
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• Pamplona, Spain
23 Jul 10
Hiya shibham, Below is the meaning of the Cruz of Caravaca just a snippet of information I found it´s also about the Town itself so the information about the Cross itself is further down the page but you can see for yourself what the cross means more or less. I don´t ear it because the chain breaks easily and I am allergic to false gold chains too so no reason more than that for not wearing it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caravaca_de_la_Cruz Also Rose Quartz is a stone I like to have around as it means compassive and universal love unconditional love from the heart centre. I don´t wear it on my neck either I carry it a velvet bag sometimes not always though. Here is a link of what Rose Quartz is. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quartz I can´t find a photo of Salvador Dalis cross and chain design not even in wikipedia but if I find a photo of it I will try to put it on here. Actually and finally Rose Quartz has become very meaningful for me and that´s why I have it around. Hope it´s cleared up your doubts there.
@shibham (17022)
• India
25 Jul 10
yeah angel, most often peoples do believe in some metallic ornaments and some of them tend to wear it in a ring shape. may be there are some effects towards day to day life but for me, i have no faith on them. where believes rise everything are meaningful. ( don't misunderstood ) now, i am well informed about those terms. thanks for informations. have a nice day.
@abj163 (1038)
• India
18 Jul 10
well i like this topic.....i know that brahmin hindus wear white thread on their shoulder crossing the chest because my best friend has one like that.....i am a maratha hindu from maharashtra......our family is from maratha cast so we all wear a read circular thread around the stomach just below the belly......actually i dont believ in god or religion .....so before some years i just broke that thread ...later my granny came to my home at that time i was changing my cloths and she saw me without that thread and she scolded on me for removing that thread....since then i am wearing just for my granny.... happy mylotting
@annavi23 (6306)
• Philippines
18 Jul 10
i wonder why don't you believe in God who created us all? i think without God we are nothing in this world. your life is already a gift from Him that we should all be thankful for!
@shibham (17022)
• India
18 Jul 10
hi abj. thanks that u have liked this topic. well, i know the rituals of marathi community. as i have a friend from maharastra. actually i also dont believe god as i am atheist. as u i am wearing it only for the satisfaction of my parents. as u know that we have to change it in regular interval but i often forget it and my parents scold me for my unconsciousness. @annavi. don't mind. as abj, i am also an atheist and i too dont believe god. its not necessary to think that god creates all of us. if u research through science, then u will find some different aspects. have a great day always.
@abj163 (1038)
• India
20 Jul 10
@ annavi if god really exists then why dont he stops all natural and man made disasters ....if he created this nature then he must be having control on nature.....then why tsunami killed 3 lack people all over the world....means he did that indirectly....or he didn't stopped doing that........you may think now that one of my relative mst be got killed in a blast or tsunami....but nothing like that.....simple thing is i dont believ god because i haven't seen proof of his existance......i haven't gone through any magical power.....i have just seen god in pictures in temples and at my home....the old people who were unknown of science they used to believe it because they were unknown about science....i am not saying that god doesn't exists may be he exists but i dont believ that because whatever i am is just because of mine....means i passsed a n exam just because of mine not due to pray to god.....i am sorry to use these words but i dont believe god and i will never........ happy mylotting
@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
18 Jul 10
I am not a part of an organized religious group but I do have faith. I have a cross but I don't wear it always and I don't have any particular ritual where this is concerned. I respect rituals and their significance to the ones that practice them. If you don't mind my curiousity,at what age are you required to wear your white sacred thread and what does it mean?
@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
24 Jul 10
Thanks you so much for sharing your culture with me. I think that it is a beautiful custom.
@shibham (17022)
• India
25 Jul 10
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
18 Jul 10
hi shibham, how are you? its been a long time, hope you are well. back to your topic, well i don't wear any. i am not a catholic to wear a cross but i am a christian. we don't have any stuffs like those that's why i don't wear any. but i do have some things that symbolize our religion that i use like some stickers that we put in some of our things, or maybe if i have a vehicle i will put a sticker on there to be recognized that i am part of our religion and also to be recognized by our brethren whenever we are in other places.
@shibham (17022)
• India
18 Jul 10
hi ckyeara. i am fine dear amiga. i have missed you a lot, i was about to ask you about your absence. anyway thanks that u are again in my discussion. hope you are fine now. actually i don't know too much about Christianity but as u have said i have assumed that non catholic don't wear cross, right? so what is your religion and what are those symbols. may i know, i am just curious to know. although i am an atheist i respect all religions around world. thats fine who believe god to have something as his representative. have a nice day.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
hi shibham, well lots of problems happens in the last few weeks and so my absence and beside i also get busy in some other offline stuffs. well cross is a symbol for catholics and not all christians are catholics. i belong to another religion which is not that popular. hehe and the symbols that i am talking about are just some stickers or prints having the logo of our church.
@shibham (17022)
• India
20 Jul 10
i understand bcoz ckyera cant live this world of mylot for us. anyway do u know anything about sunset? whats her condition? if i would have her phone no. then i must call her. may be i am from india and she is from cebu atleast we are friends here. here with u again. i am sending u a pm. please reply whatever your view.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
19 Jul 10
no i don't wear any because i don't wear necklace or other accessories. happy mylotting!
@shibham (17022)
• India
20 Jul 10
but why friend? does it seem awkward to you? have a nice day.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
22 Jul 10
i just don't really like to wear it shibham but i admit that i love to look at it. have a nice day!
@Ezra710 (137)
• United States
18 Jul 10
The only thing I wear around my neck is a medical alert necklace and sometimes a necktie when I wear a suit. I have no tatoos or cuttings or brandings, because I know who I am, and none of it assures entrance into Heaven.
@shibham (17022)
• India
20 Jul 10
hi ezra.... medical alert? any problem on your neck? thats better that u have not ant symbol in your body but if u have any problem, i mean pain on your neck or shoulder, dont hesitate to write to me. i have solution. take care.
@Ezra710 (137)
• United States
21 Jul 10
I have a medical condition known as sleep apnes. I won't get into the details, but it is something I that is easily treatable. Most people with a medical condition wear a medical alert bracelet on their wrist. Perhaps you have seen this. That would be dangerous for me to have at my job, because of the chance that it would get caught in machinery. I purchased the necklace instead. It is just for information only, in case that I am found unconcious or in some sort of emergency that I am unable to answer questions.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
18 Jul 10
I have a Star of David, a Dove and a Cross on my chain. It stands for G♥d Word, beginning and end of it..
@shibham (17022)
• India
20 Jul 10
star of david? i am not clear! i hope whatever u wear its always beneficial to you/ take care.
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• United States
20 Jul 10
Star of David - A Star of David symbol.
What, you never heard of the Star of David? Wow, I thought this was a symbol known worldwide..Well, I posted a picture, maybe you will recognize it. Actually I don't wear it to benefit me, after all it is only a material thing, but it shows where I stand when I where it with the cross and dove..
@Galena (9123)
18 Jul 10
I have a pewter pentagram that I always wear. it's not compulsory, but I like to wear it. and also it's made in the county where I now live, and my mum bought it for me when we first moved down here. and I love living in this part of the country, and shortly after moving here I also met my husband, so I feel that in many ways, coming here was my fate. sometimes I also wear a hagstone on a cord for protection.
@shibham (17022)
• India
20 Jul 10
hi gelena, nice to meet u after a long interval. been busy anywhere? anyway, mom and daughter affection is always greater one. i agree. i think u are superstitious to some extent. am i wrong? don't mind if it is against your vision. have a great day always.
@Galena (9123)
20 Jul 10
well most of last year I was wedding planning. all done and dusted now :) I wouldn't class it entirely as superstition. to me superstition is things like worrying that a broken mirror brings bad luck, saluting magpies or avoiding walking under ladders,and I don't concern myself with those sort of things. but I do beleive that some objects do have certain energies associated with them, and I really like Hagstones. they have many Magical uses, and most of them involve protecting things, people and places.
@ET28LV (1895)
• Latvia
1 Aug 10
Hi shibham, I am fine I hope you too feel fine. I do not wear any neckless on my neck, because I do not like them. I am catholic many of them wear this neckless. But, we have God photos and books at my home also we put God bread in all places, because It holy homes from all the bad. Also I put them in my wallet. There are many people which wear neckless, rose crowns etc. Your ritual system sound very Interesting where you live or what is your religion? God bless! Take care, Have a nice day!
@shibham (17022)
• India
7 Aug 10
brahmans - brahmans wearing white threads
hi friend. not so fine as fever is running from last two days. well, its nice to know more from you about your beliefs or faiths. i have seen that most people keep a photo of his/her life partner but here you are something different. i like it. i live in east india and my religion is hindu (brahman). here is a pic of some brahmans wearing white threads but sorry for their backside. no front view have found on net. take care too and have a nice day.
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
I have a rosary bracelet on my wrist; I believe that with my bracelet I am guided and be free from accident and troubles. My bracelet with a rosary was given by a friend blessed by a priest. I wear it wherever I go and I don't fell whole when I forget to wear it. It's always my companion.
@shibham (17022)
• India
20 Jul 10
hi friend.,nice to meet you here. as i am atheist i have not so called faith ever but i never neglect anyone who has faiths on something else. here it is said that if u have faith on your god then u can deserve your destination. take care friend.
@kuloor (93)
• India
19 Jul 10
Helo shibam.. My husband wears a white thread as you said in your discussion. We are from south India and I also wear black beed golden chain(karimani). I like to wear and also my kids likes. We keep a grand celebration for this threading ceremoney.
@shibham (17022)
• India
20 Jul 10
hi kuloor. how are you? yeah, same to here. its like a marriage ceremony when we wear that thread for the first time. all everything are same except a bride. hehehe....
• Kenya
19 Jul 10
I carry my respective symbol in my handbag. I am catholic and my rosary in always in my handbag. I also another by my bedside.
@shibham (17022)
• India
20 Jul 10
why on handbag dear friend? do u not think that its necessary to wear anytime? have a nice day.
@mauie0918 (339)
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
I am Catholic and sometimes wear my cross necklace. It's really up to the person if he likes to wear something to symbolize his religion but the most important thing is our faith with our God.
@shibham (17022)
• India
20 Jul 10
ohhhhhhhh... you are dependent to someone. its great. love makes life live long. have a great day always.
• United States
19 Jul 10
I would wear a cross on my neck, but I don't really want to. It is jsut IDK.
@shibham (17022)
• India
20 Jul 10
yeah. its fine. most often it also indicates fashion and i hope u are not that guy. take care always.
@debsgw (256)
19 Jul 10
Hi, I never thought about it as a symbol before but thinking about your question made me see it in a different light :) I am welsh and one of the kind of symbols of our culture is a love spoon, years ago men used to spend hours carving intricate love spoons from wood to present to the girl they would marry. When we were first together, my husband bought me a beautiful love spoon pendant in welsh gold, and I have worn it pretty much every day for the past 20+ years.
@shibham (17022)
• India
20 Jul 10
hi friend, nice to meet you here in my discussion. no no no, i have no intention to motivate anyone here. hehehe.... will u post a picture of that special symbol here? i think u and ur hubby are made for each other. god bless both of you.
@floris (26)
• China
19 Jul 10
i only wear sth on my neck when i am in bad mood .Wearing wth just make me feel better and feel not that lonely . that necklaceis not specificed , just fit for the mood is ok .
@shibham (17022)
• India
20 Jul 10
oh... it depends on your mood. yeah, u think that it encourages u to go through a good mood whatever u are going to do. i am not so moody at all. take care.
@maezee (33976)
• United States
18 Jul 10
I do not have a necklace on showing my religion off. I never even thought of it, but yes, now that I think of it, a lot of people probably do. I am not that religious at all, although maybe spiritual, but I don't really believe in God, so that's probably why I don't wear any of that.
@shibham (17022)
• India
23 Jul 10
hi maezee. i don't think that it means you are a religious one when u wear some stuffs like that. most often it goes as a part of fashion. i think so. anyway i am an atheist and wear that thread only for my parents satisfaction. have a nice day.
@hestylim (1211)
• Indonesia
18 Jul 10
I am Buddhist and I don't have any respective symbols on my neck or on other parts of my body. ^^
@shibham (17022)
• India
20 Jul 10
thats better. we have no need to prove that we are belonged to a certain religion where humanity is the main religion in the world. right? take care friend.
@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
18 Jul 10
Hi shibham, No, no such thing as necklace or some sacred threads to protect me from evils are attached to my body. If I could unclothe myself you would see not a single foreign thing in my body. I even do not wear my marriage ring. Wrist watch too an occasional show. Else i manage the time thing with my cell phone itself. Actually I never felt that I should wear any such thing. Even my parents never insisted me for such thing. I have nothing to scream if somebody is with few of them. This is personal choice and belief, be it ritual or a trend/fashion.
@shibham (17022)
• India
20 Jul 10
hi boss. no evil is ever in the world than me. hehehe.... perhaps u were not gifted a marriage ring from your bride family. hehehe. dont tell it to bhabi. hohoho... yeah, i feel awkward where to wear a wrist watch. actually i have left it years ago. i cant handle it anyway. have a nice day.