how to hug a traditional Indian: ancient Indian sign of tender love

happy spring! butterflybluesky istock photo by  szefei
Happy Spring 🙂

(butterflybluesky istock photo by  szefei)

While researching for an article I’m writing I found this lovely olfaction trivia

…from a ‘smell-o-rama’ smorgasborg of the history and culture of  “smell”.

How to hug an Indian traditionalist:

In India, the traditional affectionate greeting – equivalent of the Western hug or kiss – was to smell someone’s head. An ancient Indian text declares “I will smell thee on the head, that is the greatest sign of tender love”.



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