We all know the significance of shringaar : this adorns a Hindu bride or a woman.The term shringar is also associated with Goddess Lakshmi, who is a model wife and the representation of female beauty, good luck, prosperity and fertility. Indian women wear her original beauty ornaments in the form of sindoor, laung (nose pin), earrings, bangles, rings, payal and nupur (bichuye). Well if you dont know the significance and are not wearing any of the shringaar then below is the list of the shringaar and their religious and medical significance:
SINDOOR: sindoor which an Indian married women applies on her middle parting signifies brahmnadi- this brahmnadi is believed to be weak in women’s which unable them to take decisions. Applying sindoor in middle partition means strengthen your ability to take decisions.
NUPUR(bichuye):nupur which is used to wear in second finger of both the feet’s.the nerve in this toe is believed to have a nerve running to the uterus which inturn keeps it healthy. It is also believed that the nerve of this finger in which nupur is being worn directly connected to heart.
MANGALSUTRA: It bears an utmost importance in women’s life without this amulet no marriage is completed. It is one of the essential adornments of women which she needs to wear whole of her life as proof of her marriage and bonding with her spouse.Mangalsutra is believed to have divine powers. Each of the black beads in the Mangalsutra, signify protection from evil power and are believed to protect the marriage of a couple, essentially the life of the husband.
BINDI:is the primary shringar and a sacred symbol of suhag- her husband. Bindi has a very strong implication in women’s life. A dot or point is the abode of Shiva and Shakthi.The bindi is declared to be very helpful for the good health of the brain, eyes, ears and the nose because these applications maintain a fine pull on the veins and nerves underneath the forehead, nose-root and forearm’s skin to monitor proper flow of blood. The forebrain controls the decision making part of the brain. In acupressure methods it is considered to be the most sensitive part of the body responsible for alertness and hence the use of Bindi for the forehead is justified. It also provides warmth to the pituitary glands located near the Thalamus.
NOSE-PIN: also called laung, is the other ornament and shringar which married women wear on her nose.Ayuveda, which is part of the Indian Vedic Scripts, states that Nose too linked with the female reproductive organs; accordingly the nose piercing is supposed to make childbirth easier and lessen period pain during women's natural menstrual course and periods.
MEHENDI:Henna is the next most important shringar of women which is applied on hands and feets. It is believed that the more the colour of henna, the more her husband loves her.It can also help in lowering body temperature and soothe headaches, fevers, burning feet and even hysteria or a violent temper. It can increase the luster of nails, is effective in muscular rigidity and even in Jaundice.
BANGLES:are another symbol of beauty and shringar for married women. Generally gold and red glass bangles are worn by married women which signify sacredness.
Bangle Color : Meaning
1)Red : Energy
2)Blue : Tranquility/Wisdom
3)Purple : Independence
4)Green : Luck/Married Status
5)Yellow : Happiness
6)Orange : Success
7)White : New Beginnings
8)Black : Power
9)Silver : Strength
10)Gold : Fortune
During an Indian wedding, the bride tries to wear the smallest glass bangles. She is helped by her best friend or sister to do this using scented oil. It’s believed that smaller bangles symbolize a happy and loving marriage .Bangles and Husband and Luck – A married Indian woman is required to wear bangles (green or red depending on which region they belong to) on a day to day basis because bangles are symbolic of safety, marriage and luck for their husbands.
So girls remember "A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness" :)