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  • Beans and rice requires a hot pot aka kumkum, so it’s a less helpful, cause you don’t always have an electrical outlet.

    When is it Kosher? | Jewschool

  • Thereafter she applies 'kumkum' (vermilion) on the stem of the ship, folds her hands in a silent prayer, and then breaks the coconut on the bows of the ship.

    India eNews

  • Thereafter she applies 'kumkum' (vermilion) on the stem of the ship, folds her hands in a silent prayer, and then breaks the coconut on the bows of the ship.

    India eNews

  • At museums in India people, every once in a while, will put kumkum vermilion and flowers on the sculptures, treating them as objects of worship.

    Vishnu exhibit brings Hindu holy art to US audiences

  • At museums in India people, every once in a while, will put kumkum vermilion and flowers on the sculptures, treating them as objects of worship.

    Vishnu exhibit brings Hindu holy art to US audiences

  • This plate holds a blouse piece, betel leaves and nuts, green bangles, packets of haldi-kumkum, flowers, a small packet of chivda, puffed rice ladoos and chaklis.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • The colors are inspired by nature so when one goes shopping for sarees the connotations of color are like Baigany for purple like brinjal, Mor panki - colors of the peacock feather, amra pali - of the mango leaf, kesariya-the color of saffron, haldi - kumkum for turmeric and vermillion.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • This plate holds a blouse piece, betel leaves and nuts, green bangles, packets of haldi-kumkum, flowers, a small packet of chivda, puffed rice ladoos and chaklis.

    Ranjini's Shrimanth

  • I am not very sure what it all means but I go along and put the haldi and kumkum as I see them do.

    Til Gul for Haldi Kunku

  • The colors are inspired by nature so when one goes shopping for sarees the connotations of color are like Baigany for purple like brinjal, Mor panki - colors of the peacock feather, amra pali - of the mango leaf, kesariya-the color of saffron, haldi - kumkum for turmeric and vermillion.

    Mango Lassi

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  • "The kungumam, which is made from the turmeric powder, is an auspicious symbol. When a girl or a married woman visits a house, it is a sign of respect (in case of an elderly lady) or blessings (in case of a young girl) to offer kumkum to them when they leave."

    ... and then get your face slapped?

    June 11, 2008