I posted this back in February, 2009, but with our Muslim president, Husane Obama, and where he is leading us, I thought it important that we revisit this and try even more to understand more about our Indian friend’s traditions and mannerisms as Hinduism is soon to follow.
For centuries, Hindu women have worn a dot on their foreheads. This is called a ‘Bindi’. However, it is not to be confused with the Crocodile Hunter’s daughter, Bindi.
Anydot, most of us have naively thought this was connected with tradition or a religious symbol, but the Indian Embassy in Ottawa has recently revealed the true story.
When a Hindu woman gets married, she brings a dowry into the union. On her wedding night, the husband scratches off the dot to see whether he has won a convenience store, a gas station, a donut shop, a taxi cab or a motel. If nothing is there, then he must remain in India to answer telephones and provide us with technical advice.
This is another service announcement brought to you by me in order to keep you informed and educated. It is part of my ongoing attempt to educate the world.
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