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Why do we avoid cutting hair or nails on certain days?

Why do we avoid cutting hair or nails on certain days?

There are many rituals and traditional beliefs in Hinduism. I had put a questions box on my stories and so many of you asked the question… “Why is we do not cut hair on certain days”, some people said Tuesdays, Thursdays and some people said Saturday. People have said they avoided this as it brings bad luck…Let’s find out more The Jai Jais Way.

In Hinduism cutting hair on certain days is considered to be inauspicious… but why? There seem to be many stories related to this. Again it’s that melting pot I find of superstition, tradition, and religion, from what I have read there are certain reasons that avoiding this practice has its own benefits.

Why do Indian Woman Bangles?

Why do Indian Woman Bangles?

I have to say I absolutely love my bangles. I have boxes and boxes or glass, metal, gold, silver, wooden in a every colour under the sun.  I loved dressing up and adorning my arms full of bangles.  I love the sound they make and how pretty they look. Our Hindu Goddesses are adorned with stunning jewellery in all the imagery.

The tradition of Indian women wearing bangles started in ancient times. However, to this day, the custom continues. Women in India wear bangles to enhance their feminine grace and beauty. The word bangle has been derived from the traditional word Bangri or Bangali, which in Sanskrit these words mean ‘the ornament that adorns the arm’. Bangles are ornaments by both unmarried women and married women.

Educating  Generation

Educating Generation

I often get asked… How do you know so much, and where do you get your information from? Where do you learn from? How do you know what you write is correct? I even have a new title, “Jai Jais Masi”.

I am so blessed to have been brought up by my grandparents on my mother’s side, who I call Bapa and Ma.  My Bapa was my inspiration, when I was younger he would tell me stories of why Ganesh had an elephants head, why Hanuman could fly.  This was my initial introduction to our wonderful ancient stories.  My mum would tell me things growing up when we had festivals and fasting days, I was very inquisitive as a child… I guess that’s where my children get it from! I feel our generation tend to question things more, why do we pray to the cooker, why do we ring a bell? My grandparents would sit with family in the villages and share the stories, yet I feel they skipped a generation with my parents, they would not questions the rituals they would just join in!