A way of honoring Parvathi, the Hindu Goddess of marriage.

Sent in by Megan from Lebanon.

I suppose there are a plethora of reasons why people get pierced wether it be to feel more attractive, to simply wear more jewelry, a rite of passage, to express one’s self or to create a physical sensation. I like the way it looks.

In many ways I feel like I am becoming more myself as I release that which no longer serves me. I’m also fond of Indian culture so I was inspired to do some research.

Apparently, the left nostril is the preferred position for the piercing as Ayurvedic medicine associates this location with the female reproductive organs. It is supposed to make childbirth easier. Then again, the left side is preferable in North India and the right side is pierced in South India.

The nose ring is also considered a sign of marriage and is an important part of traditional bridal jewelry. Also in to the Hindu religion, piercing of the nose is considered a way of honoring Parvathi, the Hindu Goddess of marriage.

I lost 75 lbs and thought personally that it would help me
feel more cofident!

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