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Auspicious
lucky, points to good fortune
Brahman
highest caste in India
Cast
rigid class system in India
Dal
Indian food, like lentils
Dowry
money or gift a girl’s family gives the boy’s family if their son will marry the girl
Embroidery
Sewed onto a quilt or cloth
Ganges
holy mother river which flows through northeast India, hidus believe it has healing power, and the try to go once in their lifetime
Ghat
wide stairs leading down to the Holy Ganges
Ghee
animal fat of butter
Hindi
the major language of India
Iron monger
Iron dealer
Kilo
basic weight unit of the metric system
Krishna
one major God of Hinduism
Mantra
word or phrase repeated over and over again so you can focus on prayer
Masala
spicy mix
Namaskar
the action of saying namasty, namasty- it means hello, goodbye(any greeting) (God in me honors the god in you)
Rupee
basic money in India (48 rupee= 1.00) (1 rupee= 2 cents)
Sari
formal dress worn by Indian women
Skein
a holder of yarn
Tikka mark
cosmetic dot which many Indian women ware on their forehead between their eyes
Untouchable
lowest caste in India
Varanasi
aka Benares- most popular pilgrimage town when visiting the Ganges
Vedas
ancient Hindu holy scriptures
Vrindavan
city of widows