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a garment worn by Hindu women, consisting of a long piece of cotton or silk wrapped around the body with one end draped over the head or over one shoulder.
a plant believed to be a jujube or elm, referred to in Greek legend as yielding a fruit that induced a state of dreamy and contented forgetfulness in those who ate it
– the pod of a large, tropical tree, Tamarindus indica, of the legume family, containing seeds enclosed in a juicy acid pulp that is used in beverages and food.
promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable: an auspicious occasion.
any of several large East Indian rats
6. Monsoon –
the seasonal wind of the Indian Ocean and southern Asia, blowing from the southwest in summer and from the northeast in winter.
7. Untouchables –
Hinduism. the former name given to a member of a lower caste in India whose touch was believed to defile a high-caste Hindu
8. Brahman –
Also, Brahmin. a member of the highest, or priestly, class among the Hindus
9. Cumin –
a small plant, Cuminum cyminum, of the parsley family, bearing aromatic, seedlike fruit, used in cookery and medicine.
10. Turmeric –
a powder prepared from it, used as a condiment, as in curry powder, or as a yellow dye, a medicine, etc.
11. Varanasi –
a city in SE Uttar Pradesh, in NE India, on the Ganges River: Hindu holy city
12. Ganges -
a river flowing SE from the Himalayas in N India into the Bay of Bengal: sacred to Hindus
13. Charpoy –
a light bedstead used in India.
14. Saffron –
an orange-colored condiment consisting of its dried stigmas, used to color and flavor foods