Jaya Jaya Shankara Hara Hara Shankara – Sri Periyava tells how important it is for women to wear Turmeric Kumkum between their eyebrows and on top of their foreheads. It is very sad many women come with a blank forehead even whey come to temples in US (including Periyava devotees). Sri Periyava points out the Stick Bindi women wear on their foreheads may contain ‘Gelatin ’ (the adhesive) which will earn us the sin of ‘Gho Hathi’ (Killing Mother Cow) and tells compulsorily to use the traditional Kumkum. Gelatin is used in other food products we use in our daily lives so it is better to check the ingredients before we buy any product so we do NOT commit ‘Gho Hathi’ Sin . Keeping our food and life style simple, traditional is the best option to avoid this. Please pass it as much as you can to like minded people who have faith in what Sri Periyava says. Ram Ram
Did a search on what Gelatin is about and here is a summary:
‘ Gelatin’ is a protein/fat obtained by boiling skin, tendons, ligaments, and/or bones with water. It is usually obtained from cows or pigs . Gelatin is used in shampoos, face masks, and other cosmetics; as a thickener for fruit gelatins and puddings (such as Jell-O); in chocolates, candies, marshmallows, cakes, ice cream, and yogurts; on photographic film; and in vitamins as a coating and as capsules.
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