sindur

11:16 PM / Posted by li i /


sindur, originally uploaded by Samir D.

Sindur (vermilion) blood-red powder, usually smeared on the forehead and at the parting of the hair (sithi) of Hindu married women. This is part of the marriage ritual and is inherited from ancient tribal cultures... during "chhat-puja" all married women has covered their forehead to bottom of their nose with this symbolic powder...

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