nose piercings

by jean
(United States)

There are some conflicting statement in your website and with Wikipedia! for example you say goddess Lakshmi's nose is pierced but in Wikipedia it is goddess Parvati!

From Wiki......
"Nose piercing is a body piercing practice often associated with India and Nepal. In India the outside of the left is the preferred position of the piercing as this is supposed to make childbirth easier. This is because Ayurvedic medicine associates this location with the female reproductive organs. In India piercings were regarded as a mark of beauty and social standing as well as a Hindu's honor to Parvathi the goddess of marriage in the 16th century. Nose piercing is still popular in India. Nostril piercing is also part of traditional Australian Aboriginal culture (Stirn 2003)."

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