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/Received favors at an Indian baby shower, any meaning?
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I just attended a baby shower for an Indian couple. At the end the mother-to-be gave me a bag of favors. I was wondering if there was any meaning or symbolism behind the gifts, they were:
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/-a banana
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/-a large leaf of some sort
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/-yellow snack mix
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/-a silver coin in a pouch (not sure if it’s a rupee or not)
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/-two pieces of sweet stuff/dessert
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/-some sort of a crushed up nut, very hard and not eatable, I tried 🙂
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/Thank you to anyone that answers!/
/One additional note, it was a Hindu Indian couple./
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haha, ya it may sound a bit weird to you, getting a bag of fruits. In India, almost any major event requires a religious ceremony(which is called a pooja). In a pooja, the priest asks hindu gods to give luck, prosperity, etc. to whatever the ceremony is for. The food you got is kinda like ‘blessed food/gifts’. The leaf is probably a betel leaf(throw it out), the snack mix is good (its called chaat, it might be a bit spicy for u), The silver coin is a rupee if it has a lion statue on it. I know all this must sound pretty wierd, but i hoped it helped

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