How To Make Your Own Sindoor (kumkum, vermillion)

Now that I'm a married lady, I've been putting sindoor in the part of my hair.Why? Mostly because it is tradition. Where in the west there is just the wedding ring to tell you someone is married, in Hinduism there are a number of elements and different ones or combinations used in different regions and communities: toe rings, a particular bangle, the mangalasutra necklace, nose ring, red bindi, and sindoor in the part of the hair. (For men there is not so much. Hey, this is an ancient … [Read more...]

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