Posted: 08 August 2012 at 1:21am | IP Logged
Sindoor is just a mark to distinguish between a married and unmarried women thts all...
All cultures have some sort of marks like mangalsutra,toe rings etc.
Even in medival europe...married women were required to wear scarves and and hats.
Ancient harappa culture also has women figurines wearing sindoor.
Do u think they had mercury sulfide sindoor 5000 years back ??
Even if the purpose was to kill the bride I dosent seem to work...coz mostly women outlive men
Its become of part of our culture.I am not supporting wearing sindoor...its a personal choice wear it if u like it.
I have never heard or come across any example where sindoor is used to poison brains.
As I said before...
Original sindoor were herbal not chemical...they were always herbal based...mercury sulfide sindoor is new invention...it was introduced after british came to India.
Just like synthetic clothes became popular because they were cheap...similarly chemical sindoor became popular becaue they were cheaper.
If one is using herbal sindoor it wont harm the person in any way.
chemical sinddors can cause skin prob and they can be poisoneous if mixed into blood stream.
Edited by nniks - 09 August 2012 at 12:40am