Sindoor, bindi and the other one i cant remember - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 12-11-2002, 02:53 AM - Thread Starter
 
amandajf's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Florida
Posts: 268
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am doing lots of reading and jury is out.. so iw ill ask you experienced spiritual mamas. What is the differenve between a sindoor and bindi? sindoor seams to be the wedding symbol.. and a bindi is the third eye to protect the marriage... from my reading.. but some sites say theyre the same thing... help
amandajf is offline  
#2 of 5 Old 12-12-2002, 11:37 AM
 
USAmma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Arizona
Posts: 18,846
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
India has at least 14 languages and many are used to describe the same thing. Bindi is the Hindi word for it, Bindhu is the Sanskrit word I believe. Kunkum I believe is Sanskrit (describing the red powder itself), and Pottu is Tamil. So Sindoor could be another language too.

Sorry that did not exactly answer your question.

Darshani

7yo: "Mom,I know which man is on a quarter and which on is on a nickel. They both have ponytails, but one man has a collar and the other man is naked. The naked man was our first president."
 
USAmma is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 12-12-2002, 02:39 PM
 
3boys4us's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: rhode island
Posts: 1,554
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Isn't sindoor a punjabi term? I think it's has to do with marriage for some reason. Maybe the red in the part of the hair.
3boys4us is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 12-12-2002, 02:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
amandajf's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Florida
Posts: 268
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
from what i gathered online the sindoor goes at the part of the hair for marriage and the bindi is the third eye to protect the marriage and husband. but, im not too clear on it all.
amandajf is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 12-12-2002, 08:34 PM
 
USAmma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Arizona
Posts: 18,846
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That makes sense! In S. India I observed women putting most of the pottu on their forehead at the temples, but if they had leftover powder they would put it in their part or on their wedding pendant. People can't throw away the powder because it comes from God and is sacred. Sometimes they will also leave it in crevices in the temple walls or someplace off the ground, or wrap it up in a bit of paper to take home and use.

Darshani

7yo: "Mom,I know which man is on a quarter and which on is on a nickel. They both have ponytails, but one man has a collar and the other man is naked. The naked man was our first president."
 
USAmma is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off