Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A-Z: Vermilion

PC: wikipedia
This post, this color holds an emotional value to me. It is a shade of red, and also the color of "Sindoor"

Sindoor is  is traditionally applied at the beginning or completely along the center parting-line of a woman’s head or as a dot on the forehead. Sindoor is the mark of a married woman in Hinduism. 
The sindoor is first applied to the woman by her husband on the day of her wedding.
Fun fact about sindoor: In hindi movies, when a man applies the sindoor on the girl's head she becomes his wife.
Sindoor is normally Vermilion in color.

Like every girl I had a dream of getting married someday
Like every girl I loved the moment when the groom put the vermilion kumkum on the bride's head, while the holy music play

Then came that moment, when I had tears in my eyes, when you put that vermilion on my forehead 
Promising love, in that moment, all unsaid

One of the few moments that I will cherish all my life
It is the day, when I became your wife

This post is written for A-Z: April 26th (Color: Verimilion)


  1. I never knew what the dot was actually called. I'm learning so much for others blogs. Thanks for the lesson.

    1. I agree Martha,
      I too am learning so much from A to Z challenge
      Thanks for dropping by

  2. I always wondered the symbolism of the red dot.

    1. Now you know what it means :)
      Thanks for dropping my Thea, BTW love your name

  3. Very nice. Thank you! Love the colour. Love your history and insight

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  4. Lovely. Red is the symbol of romance:)

    1. It totally is :)
      Thanks for dropping by Vishal :)


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