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Why is vermilion used in marriage? Know religious and scientific opinion on this ritual of filling demand

Religious and Scientific Beliefs Related to Sindoor: Wedding season has started in India. Marriage is very important in Hindu religion. Weddings in our country are not considered less than any other festival. When a marriage is about to take place in a house, the rituals start before the marriage. You must have noticed that even in rituals like haldi, mehndi and sangeet, the bride is well decorated. Women do Solah Shringar from the beginning of marriage rituals till the time they remain married. Let us tell you that 16 Shringar is not only related to enhancing beauty and grooming, but it also has many religious and scientific reasons.

It is said that Solah Shringar is directly related to the good fortune and health of married women. Although sixteen makeup is very important, but vermilion is considered most important for married women because it is the most important proof of a woman being married and fortunate. 16 Other things related to Shringar such as Bindiya, Payal, Bangles, Gajra etc. can also be used by unmarried girls, but vermilion is the only thing which is considered as a sign of Suhag. Only married women can use it. At the time of marriage, the bridegroom fulfills the demand of the bride. Since then married women always adorn vermilion in their demand. Now the question arises that why is it so important for married women to apply vermilion and what are the religious and scientific beliefs related to it?

Why is vermilion important according to religious beliefs?


The tradition of applying vermilion in Hinduism is not new, but this tradition has been going on since ancient times. The ritual of applying vermilion is also mentioned in Mahabharata and Ramayana period. Mythological beliefs even tell that Mother Parvati also used to apply vermilion. Talk about the mention of vermilion in Mahabharata, once Draupadi in despair and anger had erased the vermilion of her demand. At the same time, its mention is also found in the Ramayana period.

One day when Mata Sita was filling vermilion in her maang while doing makeup, then Hanuman ji standing there asked her, “Mother, why are you applying vermilion in your maang?” Strengthens the relationship and gives longevity to Shri Ram. After listening to Mother Sita, Hanuman ji felt that only a pinch of vermilion can give longevity to Shri Ram, so applying vermilion all over his body will make him immortal. Hanuman ji applied vermilion on his whole body, it is known from both these contexts that there was a tradition of applying vermilion in both Mahabharata and Ramayana.

Scientific perspective on the tradition of applying vermilion

Let us tell you that science has a big hand behind all the rituals and customs related to Hinduism. All the rules made in the Indian tradition are scientifically very good for us as well. In such a situation, today we will know what the science behind applying vermilion says? From the scientific point of view, the relation of filling demand with vermilion of women is related to the whole body. Mercury metal is found in vermilion, which is a very effective metal for the Brahmarandhra gland. This reduces stress in women and their mind is always active. Scientists also believe that blood pressure is also controlled by applying vermilion.

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