thank you for your brief about dressing in different occasion but why i added hindu style is -we can identify a Muslim,a singh or arabian by their dress. but a hindu is mostly identified by he tilakam in his /her forehead or by his speech, .
exactly nowadays many people avoid to be identified .but when we indians assemble (even though the main concept is unity among us ) by identifying their original religion ,we can avoid the embracing situation of opening the topic not related to themfor a while, when the taliban ruled afghanistan, all hindus were asked to identify themselves openly by (i think) wearing a saffron string on their hands or such like.
it reminded me of the time during nazi era, when jews were forced to wear a star of david symbol on their coats, to openly identify themselves for insults and lynching.
the blacks in the usa did not need this because obviously their skin colour gave them away.
even the sikhs of today, a good number in india, and many outside, have eschewed the turban.
the muslims, some of them have taken to beards and long gowns in the west, but most of them dress like ordinary folks.
so why would anyone want to identify their religion in an increasingly multicultural world outside of india.
exactly nowadays many people avoid to be identified .but when we indians assemble (even though the main concept is unity among us ) by identifying their original religion ,we can avoid the embracing situation of opening the topic not related to them
true .what i wanted is given in a sensible mannerpersonally, i think, we should not indulge in topics of sensitivity with strangers.
always be discrete and use discretion. as a rule never discuss religion or politics with anyone other than immediate friends or family. sure to backfire and have long term consequences, unfavourable, otherwise.
I guess you did not read his subsequent posts. He meant in a social setting not in a private setting. So the answers were appropriate. I still do not understand what is a 'Hindu Dress'.
Your answer is appropriate if you think he wanted to limit himself to his personal setting, and I have no argument with you.
We went to Sri-Rangam temple (Ranganathaswami), my cousin from Chennai had this broad Vibhuti on his forehead, and he got a lot of attention. We were embarrassed for him, but he was fine with it. I guess it is the perspective.
In a mixed group one has to be careful and conscious of others, if some one else disparages you or your belief it is up to you to react depending on the risk involved.
Lot of people have given lot of information, but I am a little puzzled about a few basic questions.
When our body is already a garment for the Atma which will be shed upon death and will take up another bodily garment in our next life(that too we have no idea which race or religion our next birth will be)..do we really need so much attachment to any other clothing?
Does dress code make one a Hindu?
I feel the best garment anyone can wear is the Garment of
Trikarana Suddhi(Purity of Thought, Word and Deed)
pps.. those with truly moral behaviour must not read this post..this is x-rated
what a great opening for a widel and wild range of thought.
i did dream about 50 years ago, about a procession, when the entire troupe was dressed nature friendly .. i agree with you.
why dress at all? except to keep warm in cold climes. warm weather folks should go about the way they were born.
how innocent we would be and how inconsequential our body figures turn out. the profession of fashion, plastic surgery and talibanofallreligions will die.
jai aavarnam !! jai purity and down with prudity
ps.. but ofcourse we will be thinking of the next world and all the dingle dangles will be more of nuisance and not a source of titillation (sorry pun did meant there )
ps.. did you ever wonder the size of gomateeswara at saravanabeligola?
I have seen people in Kubha Mela. They must be pure, LOL.
We also had a sizable Jain population.
Just kidding, welcome back.
As you all know in a brahmin family, for traditional functionYou guys are real funny Ok..poor me!!!
What I really meant is when we have Trikarana Suddh, the type of garment we wear doesnt really matter and you and Kunjs took it to a higher Digambara level huh!!!
Enna Kodumai sir idhu???(just kidding)
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