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What are the rules for wearing the Sikha? [duplicate]

What are the rules for wearing the Sikha? Can you wear a Sikha even if you haven't done the Chudakarana?
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what is the religious significance of the nine yards saree?

Brahmin ladies in the South wear it on religious occasions. It goes as far north as Maharashtra as far as I know.
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How was nudity treated in Hinduism

Is there any mention of attire for women/men in any ancient texts ? How was nudity treated in Hinduism ? Did other religion deeply influence the people of India ?
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What did the royal families wear during Ramayana and Mahabharata era?

I see in almost all TV shows based on Ramayana or Mahabharata that royal family wears these Jewellery and other ornaments. Was it like that during those period? I wonder how they used to manage with ...
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Who is the “fiend” in this verse - Rigveda Book 10, Hymn 85

Who is the "fiend" in this verse from Rig-Veda, Book 10: Give thou the woollen robe away: deal treasure to the Brahman priests. This female fiend hath got her feet, and as a wife attends her ...
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Question regarding Panchakatcham and Madisar dressing

In Southern India, the dress code of men wearing panchakatcham and women wearing madisar saree is known quite well and only married men and women are allowed to wear this. Though this was the only ...
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How do shoes affect prayers? Are they prohibited?

During a trip to Southern India one man was chanting prayers with his (plastic) shoes on, because he was travelling. Some local brahmin strongly reprimanded him for his misconduct and disrespect ...
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Do Hindus have specific dress code guidelines in their dharma shastras (scriptures)?

Are there any specific teachings related to how Hindus should dress in the public? In Islam, for instance, it has been outlined that women must wear a hijab or nikab. Islam has very clear instructions ...