The red color is considered as auspicious in Indian weddings. Therefore, it is used in various rituals associated with marriages. Even the bride's 'Solah Shingar', which means sixteen types of adornments are also incomplete without this color. The red color signifies festivity, purity and goodwill. According to Indian beliefs, the celebration of the wedding cannot be carried out without using the red color. It enhances the appeal of the auspicious wedding ceremony.
Let us have a look how the red color of Chuda and Sindoor dominates Indian weddings.
Sindoor-The Symbol of Longevity
The sindoor represents Indian cultural heritage. This is one such tradition that signifies the marital status of a woman. An Indian bride is made to apply sindoor on her forehead by her husband for the first time.
The shining sindoor marked beautifully on the forehead of the married women stand them apart from the unmarried girls. It also serves as an element of pride and power that Indian women boast of.
While Indian women feel proud of applying sander on their forehead, it is related to their husband's life as well. According to Indian tradition, people believe that the husband's life is proportional to the length of the sindoor. Therefore, the darker sindoor is applied which suggests the longer life of the husband.
Being made with turmeric and metal mercury, the sindoor has its physiological importance that keeps Indian bride cool and stress-free and helps in controlling blood-pressure.
Chuda-The Traditional Adornment of Indian Brides
Chuda is another beautiful accessory for the brides on their wedding day. It is first worn on the marriage day and forms as an important part of the 'Solah Shingar' of the bride. During her marriage, the bride feels dignified with the red color. It simply adds charm to the married women. The color also helps in strengthening the bond between the two souls.
The color red, despite of caste and religion dominates the Indian Marriages. Red is known as the color of love and thus, enhances the longevity of the happily married couple. According to Hindu mythology, Red signifies strength and protection.
With the changing time and modernization, the Chuda is available in a variety of designs, colors and embellishments. But what remains unchanged is that its significance and style of wearing which form an important part of wedding celebration. Wearing Red Chuda on her wedding day, the Indian bride not only looks gorgeous but it also adds grace to her personality.