Kumkum- It's benefits and significance
Kumkum is a form of Shakti. Applying kumkum on the forehead is a symbol of Sanatan Hindu culture and also of sacredness and auspiciousness. In some regions Hindu women apply kumkum in the centre parting of their hair in addition to the forehead. Applying kumkum in the parting is also a symbol of the marital status of the Hindu woman. Click here to read more.
1. Vermilion: An adornment of women
- 1.1 The effect of applying a bindi on the forehead
- 1.2 The effect of applying vermilion (kumkum) on the forehead
- 1.3 Importance of kumkum
- 1.4 Benefits of applying kumkum
- 1.5 Effect of fragrance, colour and Shakti of kumkum
- 1.6 Time and appropriate ritual of applying kumkum
- 1.7 Spiritual reasons for using the ring finger to apply kumkum on oneself
- 1.8 Effects of applying kumkum on the forehead of a woman
- 1.9 Application of kumkum to others
- 1.10 Effects of kumkum on women suffering from distress by negative energies
- 1.11 Effects of applying kumkum or sindur in the hair parting by married women
- 1.12 Spiritual science underlying the use of kumkum being more appropriate than sindur
- 1.13 Reason for application of kumkum by widows being unauthorised by Scriptures
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