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What is the reason behind men/women tying a waist band?

I have seen many men wearing a waist band or thread around their waist, red or black color. It's called Karbuta in Marathi. Is there any significance behind wearing it?
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Performing Pooja, japa etc during wife's monthly period

My question is should the men in the household perform sandhyavandanam,, Pooja and japa when the woman in the family is during her monthly menstrual cycle. We do not have provision to spare the only ...
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What are the rules associated with the ritual of kshoura/kshavaram (shaving of hair)? And do these differ between sampradayas? [duplicate]

Almost all samparadayas and communities have some set of rules associated with the kshoura karma. There are rules related not just to the days on which such activities can be performed but also ...
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Can anyone who had food at annual pithru/bhathru ritual cermony function visit other person's house?

Can anyone who attend an annual pithru/bhathru ceremony function and after having food in ceremony can directly go or visit some other closer relative's house? What Dharma Shastra say about this?
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What's the origin of the verse “Mangalyam tantunanena mama jeevana hetuna…?”

In many South Indian marriages while the groom is tying the maṅgalasūtra to the bride, the priest usually chants the following verse. Mangalyam tantunanena mama jeevana hetuna: kanthe badhnami ...
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Do Vedas & Grihya sutras prescribe rules only for a Brahmin?

Are the mantras, rituals etc. from Vedas available only for Brahmins? Does it mean that castes other than Brahmins do not have any prescribed rules of life and rituals?
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References from scriptures about prohibition of menstruating women from temples, pujas etc

I am doing a research on this topic and searching for references for it. I am especially looking for references to Ashaucha related to menses, any specific guideline regarding what actions are ...
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Is there any provision for 'Divorce' in Hindusm? [duplicate]

By law and court system a marriage can be ended with legal divorce. Islam says if they say Talaq three times then the marriage is over. Like Islam, does Hinduism allow divorce for a married couple? ...