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Why do married women wear a red sindoor on their head??
what does it signify??

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Asked by shikhil vyas, 18 Jul '10 03:27 pm
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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.Sindoor is applied for the first time to a Hindu woman during the marriage ceremony when the bridegroom himself adorns her with it. The ceremony is called Sindoor-Dana and is very much in vogue even in present times. Religious scholars say that there has been no mention of this ceremony before the Grihasutras hence it is considered to be a relatively new practice.The tradition of wearing Sindoor by married women has been explained with the help of mythology. Scholars say that red is the color of power while vermilion is a symbol of the female energy of Parvati and Sati. Hindu mythological legends regard Sati as the ideal wife who gave her life for her husband's honor. Every Hindu wife is supposed to emulate her. Hindus believe that Goddess Parvati protects all those men ...more
Answered by Josna, 18 Jul '10 03:28 pm

 
  
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The meaning of sindur, an integral part of Vedic culture, is very profound.
Although ancient, it is very much practised today. I think sindur improves a married woman very much. It not only makes her look more attractive, but is so impressive that it also makes one subconsciously forgive other blemishes in character
Answered by anil garg, 18 Jul '10 06:44 pm

 
  
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Culture
Answered by yusuf syed, 19 Jul '10 12:24 pm

 
  
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House full ,not for sale
Answered by mohd basheer, 18 Jul '10 03:26 pm

 
  
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Red light danger area dont treasspass
Answered by babu rao, 18 Jul '10 04:33 pm

 
  
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Sindoor ek slow poison hota hai
har aurat chaahti hai ki wo ek suhagan ki maut mare matlab apne pati se pahle.
jis mang me wo sindoor bharti hai wo jagah kafi sensitiv hoti hai jiska link seedha mastishk se hota hai isiliye auraten sindoor lagati hai.

aaj kal asli sindoor nahi milta isiliye aadmi pahle mar jata hai aur auraten bbad me.

is that clear?
Answered by Dharmendra jain, 10 Oct '10 08:35 am

 
  
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Husband is alive,she is married according to Hindu tradition.
Answered by Dare Devil, 29 Jul '10 08:58 pm

 
  
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As far the Wearing Sindoor is concerned... this is most ancient symbol of being married or attached with a Male for physical, social, and emotional intimacy. The answer is in deep Past when there was the time of Gyani-Manavas.. means when fire was get discovered, the society was about to build. the social norms were to established.. at that time when cave men were not very much learned about their social recognition or social responsibilities. But the emotional things were on progress. At that time, if a male had a female, (although it was not necessarily that he had female with him with the consent of the female, masculine tendencies were to prove them dominant on the others while feminine tendencies were to be submissive.. and more or less this is applicable till now...) he broke the head of the female just above the forehead to provide a mark, so that other male can understand that she is attached with some one... and similarly, bangles, payals, nathiya, jhoomka necklessess and othe ...more
Answered by R.K.JUGNOO, 20 Jul '10 04:09 am

 
  
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Congress vidhwao ki party hai ? lol
Answered by Jaijaisriram, 19 Jul '10 04:32 pm

 
  
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It signifies they are married.
Answered by Surender Rao, 19 Jul '10 04:25 pm

 
  
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