Sindoor -the symbol of wedlock

_dsc6049Sindooram is traditionally applied at the beginning or completely along the parting-line of a woman’s hair (also called maang in Hindi) or as a dot on the forehead (“bindi” in Hindi) or bottu in Telugu. Sindooram is the mark of a married woman in Hinduism. Single women wear the dot in different colors but do not apply sindooram in their parting of the hairline. Widows do not wear sindooram, signifying that their husband is no longer alive.

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