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Waist String?

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Namaste all,

A friend of mine at my temple showed me a waist string that he said seperates the Hindus from the Muslims. I had never seen, or even heard of such a thing. What is this called? Where can I obtain one? Is this something only done in certain parts of India, or nationwide?

I found it quite interesting. Not in spite of Muslims, but just of Hindu identity. I can't get the yajnapavitam, so this would be something to identify myself as a Hindu. Although, I do wear moli on the right wrist.


Waist String

Are you referring to Aranakairu. Generally tied around waist for a Hindu Male child ? It can be bought anywhere like Maharashtra or tamilnadu.
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Namaste vadekkemadam,

No, I don't believe that's it. My friend is an adult and he mentioned it makes a distinction between us Hindus and the Muslims. I'm assuming it's not a very popular item. I'll just go ahead and ask him when I see him again. When we were discussing it last time, the puja was about to begin and we didn't have much time to elaborate. Thank you for the suggestion though!


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