This is Rudolf, my childhood friend and Nana Abea, his wife. They had a baby some weeks ago. Today was a naming and outdooring ceremony for the baby, as tradition demands. Her name is Dromi, an Ada name that means ‘Grace’. #Ghana #tradition #Africa #iphoneography

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In India piercings were regarded as a mark of beauty and social standing as well as a Hindu’s honor to Parvati, the goddess of marriage. Nose piercing is still popular in India. The piercings are often an intregal part of Indian wedding jewelry.

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Wearing anklets is a sign of the marital status in many Hindu cultures and is considered to be a symbol of good luck for herself and her husband.

A scientific reason given for wearing anklets is that by wearing the anklets, one’s energy is not wasted but re-vibrated back to one’s own body. Also, since the woman wears a lot of gold jewellery in any Hindu religion, a lot of electricals currents are produced in the body. To counter these currents and to keep the positive energy flowing in the body, the practise of wearing Silver anklets is established.

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