Sonika Ramola
7 years ago
Sindoor - A Belief Of An Indian Married Woman

Marriage is all about Faith, Belief and Trust – a faith to find a soulmate, a belief to have a companionship till eternity and a trust that these faith and belief will never be defeated.”

Arranged Marriage starts with a faith that the stranger you are marrying will prove to be your soulmate and Love Marriage starts with a faith that the soulmate you are marrying will remain same in the relationship after wedding. And then, the complete wedding ceremony is series of various rituals based on beliefs.

Various feelings attached with Sindoor –

Love & Commitment – Sindoor is applied by groom to bride in the wedding ceremony as acceptance of her as a wife. This is first sign of commitment by groom and then, wife keep applying the sindoor in her hair parting for lifetime to symbolize that commitment. This feeling of commitment is what turns into love and trust.

Belief – People often take Sindoor as the symbol of Suhaag applied by wife for the long life of husband.

Fear – It is said that those wives who do not respect Sindoor, their husbands die early. These fear factors are more prevalent in rural areas and Bollywood.

Fashion – Sindoor is also a majorly sold cosmetic in India and companies like Lakme are also having Sindoor in their range of products. TV Serials have introduced new ways of applying sindoor.


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