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…and he had reason to smile. the ‘toran’ decorating the door that he just entered made him feel welcomed.

24 Oct

photocredits : book:traditional indian textiles

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The 5 K’s of the sikhs- Kesh. Kanga. Kara. Kaccha. Kirpan.

8 Aug

image credits = larry &flo

kesh = hair, kanga =comb to keep their long hair tidy, kara =steel bangle worn on the right arm.

kaccha =similar to soldiers undershorts, kirpan = warriors sword.

they are literal meanings of the word. these objects hold more than literal meanings in the life of a practising sikh – both men and women.