An Indian bride wears nose jewellery. Hindus have a piercing on the left side of the nose in honour of the marriage goddess, Parvati. Photo: Alamy
An Indian bride wears nose jewellery. Hindus have a piercing on the left side of the nose in honour of the marriage goddess, Parvati. Photo: Alamy
Wellness

I had Indian nose piercing in honour of marriage goddess Parvati, and met the love of my life. Coincidence?

  • The author travelled to India with her mother to seek a cure for Lyme disease, and on a whim both had their noses pierced
  • Cured, she returned to the hospital two years later and met someone she would go on to marry. She’s not sure if she should credit the marriage goddess

An Indian bride wears nose jewellery. Hindus have a piercing on the left side of the nose in honour of the marriage goddess, Parvati. Photo: Alamy
An Indian bride wears nose jewellery. Hindus have a piercing on the left side of the nose in honour of the marriage goddess, Parvati. Photo: Alamy
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