I hear a lot about the bindi and how using it in fashion is disrespectful because the bindi has religious meaning.
However the cross is used in fashion all the time and I never hear anyone upset about it. Same goes for the hamesh hand, thats trending in fashion more as well even though it has religious meaning.
What makes the cross or hamesh hand different than a bindi? They all have religious meaning.
Is there up roar about the cross and hamesh hand and I just haven't heard it?
Most Helpful Guy
The main difference I can see is the bindi is an religious mark per se
Whereas the Cross and Hamsa Hand are designs
If it became a fashion trend to display either on the upper chest under an open garment I bet there would be an outcry.0
Most Helpful Girl
Erm, bindi's were worn as fashion items in the 90's and I never heard anyone kicking up a fuss. I bet it isn't even the Hindu's complaining, it will be some PC egalitarian bullshit group saying it's causing offence.
"In modern times, the bindi is worn by women of many religious dispositions in South Asia and Southeast Asia, and is not restricted to one religion or region. However, the Islamic Research Foundation, located in India, says "wearing a bindi or mangalsutra is a sign of Hindu women."0
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