Are there tooth fairies in India?

Are there tooth fairies in India?

I started to think about my wobbly tooth and if it falls out whether there are tooth fairies in India? Mummy thinks yes.  Then I asked Pa what would they put under my pillow? Would it be Indian money or a pound coin like in Box?  So we thought it might be good to explain about Indian money so I would know a bit more about it.

What is the Indian currency (money) called?
The Indian currency is called the Indian Rupee (INR) and the coins are called paise. The word rupee came from the Sanskrit word “raupya” which means silver coin. One rupee is made up of 100 paise. (A bit like there are 100 pence in a pound).

There are about 80 Indian Rupees to 1 British Pound (80 INR = £1).

Indian Coins : Paise 

25 and 50 paise coins

1 rupee, 2 rupee and 5 rupee coins

Indian Bank Notes: Rupees

10 rupees

20 rupees

50 rupees

100 rupees

1000 rupees

So I wonder when my tooth falls out.. whether the tooth fairy will come.. will she leave something behind.. what will it be?

11 responses »

  1. this is really interesting.Please do let us know what the tooth fairy leaves. missing you lots

    love Hannah
    (PS: have you heard anything from Fleur, looking forward to reading more on anishasindia)

  2. Hi Sha
    I hope the tooth fairy makes it to Goa. I have a wobbly tooth too, my first one, if she comes to me I will try to stay awake and tell her that you need her in Goa!!!!
    Kiss kiss

  3. Hi Sha! Has the tooth fairy been yet? I hope so! Have you finished school for the Christmas holidays yet? We finished last week. Our Christmas play went well – the children had lots of fun dressing up and Granny and Grandpa came to see it as well – they really enjoyed it! Did you do a Christmas play this year? Please send our love to everybody and I hope you all have a very happy Christmas. We will try and skype you at the weekend.

    Miss you lots and lots and we send you the biggest hugs and kisses ever!

    Love from Auntie Holly xxxxx

  4. Hi Anisha,
    My tooth just fell out a few minutes ago. I was already in bed, trying to go to sleep and it just fell out. I was a bit upset because I did not want this one to come out yet. But then mummy told me your tooth fairy story and now I am happy again. Perhaps I will bring my tooth with me to Goa and put it under my pillow at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. See you soon!! Good night.

  5. Hello Anisha and everyone,

    Its Lily. Hope you are all well and are looking forward to Christmas! I am very sorry that we haven’t written to you for a long time. We have been looking at your blog and it is very interesting and are glad that you are all having a lovely time. I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas and a very, very happy New Year. We are missing you all very much.

    Lots of love
    Mike, Tina, Rosie and Lily xxxx

  6. Hi Anisha,

    when Elly and Dan’s teeth fell out in Italy the fairy gave them Euros (the currency in Italy). The actual value they got was about double of what they normally got in England, but they suspect their great auntie to be a tooth fairy: every time we go to stay with her they get wobbly teeth and she helps the tooth come out easily without any blood!

    Happy new year and lots of love from all of us.


  7. Happy Birthday Anisha! When are you coming back? Are you having fun? Do they celebrate Christmas at all in India? When you come back can you bring some Indian money? Love from Beech Class

  8. hi anisha
    happy birthday
    thats realy interesting i vcant wait to see what the tooth fairy brings

    missing u lots love elspeth
    P.S. u can call me ele
    P.P.S. your birthday is the same day as my uncle ian’s

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