Saturday, December 17, 2005

Nose stud


When i mentioned that i got a mukuthi (nose stud/ring) in a previous post, many shared their desire to have one..i even had keshi complaining like my little sister how her mom doesn't allow her to have one..hehehe..


Well, that incident prompt me to seek more info on nose studs..My knowledge on nose studs is far below the mark..but from my observation, the gals from north india tend to wear it on the left, and southern indian gals wear it on the right side of their nose. but why? hmm.. and the reason gals wear them? i was told that gals who have attained puberty, and ready for marriage should get their nose pierced! again, i don't know how far it is true..


When i was surfing for info, i found out few interesting facts on nose studs. For one, it was not a an ancient Hindu custom based on religious sanctions, as no evidence of its use was found in any stone and clay sculpture of Indus Valley Civilization, or sculptures at Ajanta, Ellora and Badami. This info really caught my eyes..and raised a question: when did this practice started, and why?


Another piece of news which may interest all of you was the case of
Sunali, 15 year old high-school student in Durban. She was told to remove her nose stud if she ever want to come back to school. Nose stud was not recognized as a part of her culture and religion, instead she was ordered by the Equality Court to adhere to her school's rules.

So, does nose studs have any role to play? why are we wearing them? is it just an ornament? or..does nose studs convey a message on its own? is it a neccesity? or..is it an option? is it a custom? or..is it a part of religion?

39 comments:

Michelle said...

wow!! like the nu look :-)

tulipspeaks said...

@ michelle

;) thank you dear..its suppose to be the new look for the new year..but something went wrong and i had to use it earlier..


hugssss


=am000nie=

Jeevan said...

It is there opinion, if they like nose ring, they can wear, I don’t know the reason why gal’s use nose rings.

tulipspeaks said...

@ jeevan

same like you, i don't know why women wearing it.. i'm wearing a diamond mukuthi for 5 years now..and the reason: following my grandma's advice..and she said mukuthi is a symbol of womanhood..well, you know..thats my grandma's words..


hugssss


=am000nie=

visithra said...

errr i dont know let me go check - but i wear mine on the left coz thats the side it looks good on me ;)

Jigal.. said...

hi

in gujarati we called it "CHUNI"

i don like it much...

but some time it looks nice on some gurl....

bye

take care

sebia said...

amuu:)
Hi baby...
interesting topic u chose:)
Well i dont know abt the history of the NOSE STUDS or stuff..i just know the history of my nosepin
i wear a v tiny dot like diamond..a pin..nt the ring and i wear it in my rite side..and i didnt hav my nose pierced but thn my grandfather bought all these pins..fr us cousins..and just 2 have it..i had my nose pierced ..and i love it:)
I tell u a funny incident..we were in LANGKAWI..burjaya..there ws this GAY couple there..and 1 of them gt so tranfixed my nospin ..1 day i ws simply being polite talking 2him..and he suddenly tried 2 touch the pin 2 see wht it is and i sneezed on him:0..ws so bugged by his over frankness:0
tc:)p.s...
i am missing MALAYSIA sooo much:((((

Keshi said...

I like the first pic's nose-ring...simple and elegant...

Amu I still havent got a nose-ring/stud lol...

U couldnt find any history of it? awww..now Im determined to find out...let me read more and come back...and then answer ur queries :)

Have a good day am000nie huggggggz!
Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

@ visithra

hehehe...better help me with this..at times, i couldn't justify why i'm wearing a mukuthi, espl when my non-indian frens ask..

btwn, i think mine looks good on the right side, apart from that..my grandma insist me wearing it on the right side..dono why..



@ jigal

surely it looks good on me :P


hugssss

=am000nie=

tulipspeaks said...

@ sebia

wb girl..

i dont know abt the history of the NOSE STUDS or stuff..i just know the history of my nosepin

rofl..thats a good one!! :P

kekeke..thats a funny incidence..really..

awww..missing m'sia? wanna pay us a visit?



@ keshi

muuuaxxx keshi first *wink wink..

ah..okie..read & come back..*am000nie is waiting..


hugsss


=am000nie=

Łóòň Ġãĺ said...

WOW!! I Love the new template!!! all shimmery eh?

Nose studs ... hmm ... lol i think i was one of those who asked wutz mukuthi ... haha thanks ....

i dinnow tht girls from north india wear it in left and south india right .... tht was some info for me .... my aunts and some cousins have it ... but somehow i was neither ever pushed to get my nose pierced nor was i ever fascinated by nose studs and stuff .... ma mom had her nose pierced when she was young coz all her sisterz got it done ... but she nevre wore anything .. so the pierce's gone ....

Well i dont think there cud be any reason behind it ... .like therez no reason why we get our ear pierced ... isnt it??

Just an ornament i guess ... here toh even my white friends have their nose pierced ... but they also have their belly pierced and their eye brows and chin and some even nipples(eeks! they didnt show me ofcorz but told me abt it)

WHo are those pretty gals in the pics btw?

Kool post ... and i envy ur blog now! lol ... shud i mail u abt it??/ hahahaaaa

vaibhav said...

Girls with nose-studs definitely look hot to me!

Rohit Talwar said...

nice new look!

nose stud... hmm.. wish i could share any info.. i just know that some of my female friends wear them.. god knows why.. probably just jewellery mania..!!

Rohit Talwar said...

nice new look!

nose stud... hmm.. wish i could share any info.. i just know that some of my female friends wear them.. god knows why.. probably just jewellery mania..!!

tulipspeaks said...

@ cheesy

hugsssss babe!! well.. its good giving the blog a new look for the new year nah? :P


white friends have their nose pierced ... but they also have their belly pierced and their eye brows and chin and some even nipples

lolz..its happening here in m'sia too.. i mean what the heck with nipple piercing? whose gonna see it? err..unless there is sumthing like 'wardrobe malfunction' incident..lolz..


WHo are those pretty gals in the pics btw?

no idea..i was searching for images of indian gals wearing mukuthi and i stumble upon a website selling these products..i mean the mukuthis..hehehe..

cute gals aren't they? :) :)


huggssss

=am000nie=

tulipspeaks said...

@ vaibhav

lolz..welcome to my blog :) :)

hopely, i'll be in your hot-girls' list too..



@ rohit

kekeke..its okie rohit..np..

btwn, i noticed i haven't blogroll you..adding you in, buddy..


hugsss


=am000nie=

Keshi said...

Amu I found this on the net:

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NOSE PIERCING HISTORY

Nose piercing is very attractive, and can accentuate the face, because the nose is the face's most prominent feature; Leonardo Da Vinci believed that the nose set the character of the whole face.

Nose piercing was first recorded in the Middle East aproximately 4,000 years ago, it is mentioned in The Bible in Genesis 24:22 Abraham requested his oldest servant to find a wife for his son Isaac, the servant found Rebekah, and one of the gifts he gave her was a "golden earring" the original Hebrew word used was Shanf, which also translates as "nose-ring".

This practice is still followed among the nomadic Berber and Beja tribes of Africa, and the Bedouins of the Middle East, the size of the ring denotes the wealth of the family. It is given by the husband to his wife at the marriage, and is her security if she is divorced.

Nose piercing was bought to India in the 16th Century from the Middle East by the Moghul emperors. In India a stud (Phul) or a ring (Nath) is usually worn in the left nostril, It is sometimes joined to the ear by a chain, and in some places both nostrils are pierced. The left side is the most common to be pierced in India, because that is the spot associated in Ayuvedra (Indian medicine) with the female reproductive organs, the piercing is supposed to make childbirth easier and lessen period pain.

In the west nose piercing first appeared among the hippies who travelled to India in the Late 1960's. It was later adopted by the Punk movement of the late 1970's as a symbol of rebellion against conservative values, and conservative people like parents and employers still don't react well to it, so consider their reaction carefully before getting it done.

Nowadays nose piercing is gradually becoming more socially acceptable, and many celebrities have their nose pierced i.e. Madonna, Lenny Kravitz, Sinead O'Connor, and Slash from Guns & Roses.

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So yeah it starte din the Middle East :)


Keshi.

still_figuring_out said...

i don`t dare get one--i`m simply not made for pain.

and i want 5 kids.

*sigh*.

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

This look is just way too awesome ....

Wow !! Simply Wooooow !!!!

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

Actually , like Our sindhoor / kumkum , even rose rings are said to bring power and well being to a woman .. dont know how far it is true ... but that is that ...

the white roses are so beautiful ... i want some :))

hope u have a great week ahead :)

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

oh sorry !!! white tulips ....

Nanyaar? said...

People should be given their right to religion no matter where you are.

Wo and Keshi aunti I mean Keshi does know a lot of things.. :D :P..

Okay okay was just joking.. sorry keshi.. :)

huggs to both of you.

Cheers,
NY?

RandomThoughts said...

The new look is Wow!
As for nose rings, i personally feel it suits only some. Ash kind of made it famous during the Ms.World competition.
Don't they accentuate the most prominent feature on ur face?

Rashmi.

tulipspeaks said...

@ keshi

wow..thats really a great infor dear..

the piercing is supposed to make childbirth easier and lessen period pain.

now, thats a REAL news!!



@ still

thats a bit contradictory..for me, nothing more than 3 kids..i surely cannot take it..



hugsss to both beauties..


=am000nie=

tulipspeaks said...

@ deepa

hi there buddy..a part of me really wanna know the reason behind lot of stuffs we, indians have been doing for centuries..surely they have meaning..but what? whr can we seek the knowledge?

btwn, this is gonna be the theme for new year..white tulips (2005 = pink tulips)..so, surely u gonna have them whole year-long..



@ nanyaar?

if you are talking about Sunali's case..i surely back your words..i feel that not much was done to upheld the custom in her case..or may be the court sees it as an ornament (as being worn by whites)..

lolz..surely you got a wise aunty i blogwords in form of keshi..

rofl


hugsss

=am000nie=

tulipspeaks said...

@ rashmi

thank you dear..

:O ash did?? well..i guess i was too young (ahem ahem) to notice it back then..btwn, i think nose studs are among the best jewellery indians ever found..wat say?

hugsss


=am000nie=

PuNeEt said...

nice pics...
i mean of girlz ;-)
lolzzz

its a custom over here...
lots of girlz wear it
n specially after marriage

i dun knw wat it conveys and all that ...
bt it looks good if supported by proper dressing...

cool post dear

take care
cheers

strawy said...

i think nose ring is just a piece of decoration , which gives a seductive look ....
nice pics n good post am000nie
hugsssss

Łóòň Ġãĺ said...

lol their boyfriends get to see the piercings .... and yeah wardrobe malfunction as u said ... hahahahaaaa

Keshi said...

**the piercing is supposed to make childbirth easier and lessen period pain.


WTF...that is such a big lie...


Pu bear read my internet notes on it's history...duhhh...lol!


Keshi.

lakshmi said...

i am seeing your blog after a long time.It looks very good.

Happy new year

praveen said...

i'm definitely getting a mukoothi sooner or later..i'm totally irked by those who pierce nipples, tongues and their chins...ewww...

visithra said...

found this

The next item is a piece of stead-like ornament worn by women in their nose, commonly known as nose-ring. The custom is typically different from one state to other, one caste to other and even different amongst communities. Some use it in their left nose, some at right and few wear it in both sides of their nose. Though it is mainly used for beautifying women, the in-depth meaning can't be termed as unfound myth. It is considered as a breath regularizing and some say it is just to eliminate the poison coming out while exhaling carbon. Because the practice varies from one part to another, one cannot be sure what the actual benefit derived is, by using this item. But traditions apart, every community and caste, without any barrier uses this nose-stead

tulipspeaks said...

@ puneet

very classical way of adepting to the custom, i would say.. but thats what we all are doing.. accepting without asking why..hmm..

btwn, i think the gals surely must be in india..lolz..so, best of luck buddy..

rofl



@ strawy

which gives a seductive look

oooo...let me try.. *am000nie gives a seductive look with her shimmering nose stud @ st000nie..

lolz..

hugsss


=am000nie=

tulipspeaks said...

@ cheesy

rofl.. lucky boys!!



@ keshi

kekeke.....that is such a big lie...

you know what, i was hoping its true..phhewww..although it sound absurd..at least psychologically i'll be clam nah? :P


@ lakshmi

hi there...wb..how have you been? :)


hugss to all


=am000nie=

tulipspeaks said...

@ praveen

hi-5 u! i personally find it hard to accept the practice of piercing any other place expt ear lobes and nose..

ah.. you don't have one yet? surely it'll look awesome on you..don't miss it.. :)


@ visithra

thank you for that piece of info, dear..

breath regularizing and some say it is just to eliminate the poison coming out while exhaling carbon.

well..i heard of mukuthi being able to clean the air one is inhaling..but don't know who said it..*sigghh..i need memoplus now! :P


hugsss

=am000nie=

Keshi said...

lol psychologically calm!

Keshi.

lakshmi said...

Hi! :)

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