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Sindoor: One mark with hundred reasons.

Hi everyone. I hope everyone is fine and having a great time. Here the Great time means the time you’re spending with your family during this lockdown. I discovered so many things and some reasons that I haven’t noticed before, apart from counting the tiles in our house. You may also have noticed something in your environment during this lockdown, I guess. But don’t worry if you haven’t, I got something for you… Try counting your hair. Oh don’t do it….That’s foolish… I am just kidding. On a serious note, If you really want to discover something, just talk to your Grandparents. They have so much to say about life and surely that will help you in the future.

Yesterday morning, I also discovered something that I want to share with you. So yesterday, I was so hungry and was waiting for my mom to serve me the breakfast(Sorry I am too lazy to serve it myself), after waiting for half a minute, I went to see why she was taking so much time, And I saw that she was busy putting that red coloured powder, Sindoor(Vermillion) in her hair partition. I wondered why… Is it more important than my hunger?

If you belong to a Hindu family, you may also have seen married woman from your family wearing Sindoor. But have you ever imagined Why? I was also curious about knowing. So I searched Quora. I found so many reasons But I was not satisfied with the answers and the logic. So let me tell you one answer I found on Quora..

“In traditional Hindu society, wearing sindoor is considered must for married Hindu women. It is a visible expression of their desire for their husbands’ longevity. Traditionally therefore, widows did not wear vermilion. … This is why red sindoor is applied at the forehead and at the parting of the hair.”

There’s one scientific reason too….

“It contains turmeric, lime, and a minute level of metal mercury. When sindoor is applied on the bride’s hair partition, the mercury cools down the body and makes her feel relaxed. It also triggers a sexual drive among them. And this is the reason why, widows or unmarried women are not allowed to wear it.”

I guess you are also not satisfied with the answers. I asked my grandmother and she gave me a simple reason.. This tradition of wearing Sindoor is running for a long time now. In the early days men have a weakness towards women, For example, In the past the kings or the prince marry any woman they liked in the first sight. So it was just a mark to indicate that the woman was married. So during marriage rituals, the bridegroom puts the sindoor in the hair partition of the bride. This means from that day she is married to someone. Or you can say that this mark is a clear declaration of the husband that his wife is only his wife none of your wife. That’s a simple reason. That’s why Unmarried and widow woman don’t wear Sindoor,which means she’s not connected to any person.

But I want to say that this is just one’s perspective. There may be many reasons varying from person to person about a culture. And sorry for the title, I used 100 reason, it was just a hyperbole. But there may be 100 reasons depending on one’s perspective. So if you have read till now Thank you so much and see you in the next blog with some interesting facts.

10 replies on “Sindoor: One mark with hundred reasons.”

woooo hoooooo! This is what you called a reasonable post but the credit should go to your mom for delaying breakfast 🀣. I suggest you to go through simple youtube recipes and pamper yourself and your mom too😊😊.keep enlightening with your cooking experience tooπŸ˜…

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