Vermilion
Vermilion (or vermilion) is a type of pigment. It is usually used in the form of a tip or forehead tip extending from one end to the other in the joints of girls. In Hinduism, Sindur is a symbol of a married woman. Unmarried girls do not wear vermilion on the forehead, but after the […]
Vermilion (or vermilion) is a type of pigment. It is usually used in the form of a tip or forehead tip extending from one end to the other in the joints of girls. In Hinduism, Sindur is a symbol of a married woman. Unmarried girls do not wear vermilion on the forehead, but after the tip of the vermilion on the forehead. Widows' use of vermilion is forbidden in the scriptures. Sindur is also used during Hindu rituals. The history of vermilion is thought to be very ancient. In Hinduism, married Hindu women use vermilion as it brings longevity to the husband. Its color is red, because it is a symbol of strength and love. During Hindu marriages, a woman's forehead is first marked with vermilion. Cultural anthropology speaks differently about Hindu women wearing vermilion. According to the experts of that science, the meaning of wearing red scarlet on the forehead is involved in the worship of primitive fertility. What is known today as Hinduism has its origins in a totem-carrying community. There, trees, rocks, soil, etc. were considered as symbols of natural energy. And to them the color red was a symbol of creation. From time immemorial, Indians have chosen red vermilion as their exclusive decoration. The saffron on the foreheads of married women describes them as fertile. Nothing more. According to scripture, red saffron is a symbol of strength. Different deities reside in different parts of the human body. Brahma resides on the forehead. Red kumkum is used to appease Brahma. In addition, vermilion is thought to be used to block sunlight in the middle of the forehead. The scriptures also provide some rules and guidelines for the application of vermilion on the forehead. It is known that wearing vermilion with the index finger brings peace. Life expectancy increases if contained in the middle. In ancient times, vermilion was made from turmeric powder. After that it was painted with red ink. The center of kumkumcharcha is the ajnachakra. Here the application of vermilion increases self-confidence. The Hindu tradition considers women as 'Shakti'. The fact that saffron or vermilion is given in their ajnachakra reminds us of that. Regarding the origin of vermilion, feminists, especially leftist researchers, say that in ancient times, when women became the property of men in the hands of the patriarchy, after occupying a woman, men used to draw scars on her forehead with sharp stones or metal. That bloody wound later turned into scarlet. Some skeletons with such scars have been found. This statement is not very strongly established. Skeletons can be found. A primitive group might have done this after the victory of the women of another group. But Hindu vermilion cannot be matched with it for sure. Because then in many other parts of the world, the same trend would have been carried on in other civilizations and women would have had such marriage marks. Women were subjugated to men everywhere. Even if only the Nordics are blamed, the Nordics are not only in India. There are others. The Nordic major countries have more. Not there. Is it only in Vedic India? In Hindu culture, men do not have to carry any marriage symbol. Either woman. The reason for the creation of this one-sided practice is that the practice is ancient. Equality cannot be expected in that era. In that ancient society, there were more than one possible reason for women to carry the marriage symbol. Society was at one time matriarchal. Women were sexually independent. Marriage was not a custom. Later, when the patriarchy seized power after the creation of wealth, women were sexually subjugated by creating the practice of marriage in the interest of inheritance. A man is identified as a certain woman. Free women need to be marked in front of society to identify someone special. It can prevent social evils. In addition, by drawing a mark on the body of a sexually independent polygamous woman, it is made known to her that she is no longer polygamous. Specific for any one male. Wishing her husband well, Rose wears vermilion every day so that her consciousness becomes monotonous. However, these two reasons are not very strong. Because it is not possible to prevent misfortune by drawing symbols, nor can one be monogamous. And the symbol could be drawn on the forehead instead of the head, like the Kapalikas. It was more noticeable. Moreover, this custom could have existed in other parts of the world. The strongest reason is astrology and female biology. Vedic India was highly developed and dependent on astrology and applied astrology. According to astrology, red is the symbol of Mars. Mars is simultaneously a symbol of war, heroism, courage, real estate, as well as physical strength, well-being, hemorrhage, hemorrhagic diseases, operations, women's sexual ability, fertility, etc. Girls have to do everything from menstruation to childbearing and childbirth. Blood is involved with all this. These are the reasons for suffering from anemia. In addition to giving sexual satisfaction to the husband, the production of children is associated with worldly happiness and peace. Strength and well-being are required to produce children and to provide physical labor in the family. If the well-being of women is good, it is also a sign that worldly real estate remains intact. Therefore, by combining many such things, special importance is given to Mars. It is customary for married girls to wear red vermilion on their heads (because the head of Orion is Aries which is the house of Mars). At the same time, to make the moon and Saturn auspicious, conch shells or iron noahs are put in the hands so that in the auspiciousness of those three planets, the minds of the girls are stable, considerate and menstruation and childbirth are auspicious.
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