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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 red kumkum powder or sindoor which contains turmeric is used to worship Goddess Parvati.

    Bindi

  • The prisoner complained that he has been denied a "religious study day" similar to one given to Christian inmates, as well as access to ritual items such as camphor, kumkum, incense, and butter lamps.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • It reminds me of hot summers in Pune when my mother normally hosts a haldi kumkum event for all her friends and makes this delicious watli daal thats what we call it and it is accompanied normally by cold sugarcane juice or mango panha.

    Summer food series # 3 - Yellow Lentil and raw mango salad

  • Why, only the previous night she had seen a hantu kumkum stitting on a neighbour's roof.

    Makcik Kantin

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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