Bindi Symbolism and Bindi Color Meaning
The eye-catching bindi is one of the most visually fascinating of all forms of body decoration . Hindus attach great importance to this ornamental mark between the eyebrows - a spot that has been considered a major nerve point in the human body since ancient times.
Apart from a red dot being an auspicious sign of marriage, it also is thought to guarantee the social status and sanctity of the institution of marriage. As the Indian bride steps over the threshold of her husband’s home bedecked in glittering dress and ornaments, and wearing the red bindi that is believed to usher in prosperity, it grants her a place as the guardian of the family’s welfare and progeny.
In modern times, however, the bindi’s symbolism is no longer strictly adhered to, and it is largely used as a beauty accessory or a part of women’s fashion. Traditionally, the red dot was made with a paste of turmeric powder and lemon or lime juice, dried in the sun. Now many Hindu women prefer to wear a jewel in its place.
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