New Delhi: In Hinduism Sindoor Daan is one of the most important symbol of matrimony. Sindoor also known as Vermillion is first applied on a woman by her husband on the day of her wedding. The sindoor is first applied on the wedding day and after this moment this becomes a daily ritual for her.
History of Sindoor Daan:
According to Hindu mythology it is said that Mata Parvati wanted to marry Lord Shiva for which she had performed tapas. Seeing her dedication, Lord Shiva accepted the offer of marrying her but he had put one condition before her.
Lord Shiva asked Mata Parvati to sacrifice her third eye, which was on her forehead. In order to marry hi, she accepted his offer. On their big day, Shiva removed her third eye after which bleeding had started. Thus, this area became the place, where married women apply Sindoor.
Importance of Sindoor for married women?
There is a strong believe that putting sindoor not helps in preserving the husband of a married woman but also saves him from evils.
The importance of sinoor is also mentioned in the Puranas, Lalitha Sahasranamam and Soundarya Lahharis.
In Inida, Sindoor Daan plays one of the most important role in a wedding.
Benefits of Sindoor for married women?
It is said that when Sindoor is applied on the bride’s hair partition, the mercury helps cooling down the bride’s body and makes her feel relaxed. It is also believed that sindoor also triggers a sexual drive among them.
This is also one of the main reason that widows or unmarried women are not allowed to apply it.
Why is Sindoor red?
According to Indian astrology, it is believed that Mesha Rashi (Aries) is placed on the forehead of a human body. The Lord of Aries or its ruling planet is Mars which is red in color. The color red is believed to be auspicious. Sindoor which is not only red in color but is also applied on the forehead of the women. This helps in attracting cosmic energy and helps in bringing good fortune.