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  1. Sari
    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.
  2. Lotus
    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
  3. Tamarind
    – 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.
  4. Auspicious –
    promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable: an auspicious occasion.
  5. Bandicoot –
    any of several large East Indian rats
  6. 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. 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. 8. Brahman –
    Also, Brahmin. a member of the highest, or priestly, class among the Hindus
  9. 9. Cumin –
    a small plant, Cuminum cyminum, of the parsley family, bearing aromatic, seedlike fruit, used in cookery and medicine.
  10. 10. Turmeric –
    a powder prepared from it, used as a condiment, as in curry powder, or as a yellow dye, a medicine, etc.
  11. 11. Varanasi –
    a city in SE Uttar Pradesh, in NE India, on the Ganges River: Hindu holy city
  12. 12. Ganges -
    a river flowing SE from the Himalayas in N India into the Bay of Bengal: sacred to Hindus
  13. 13. Charpoy –
    a light bedstead used in India.
  14. 14. Saffron –
    an orange-colored condiment consisting of its dried stigmas, used to color and flavor foods