Symbols of “Suhaag”

“Suhaag” is one of the most important concepts in the life of an Indian woman. It refers, interchangeably, to the sacred bond of marriage or to the woman’s husband himself. The symbols of a married Hindu woman in India are “Sindoor” (Vermilion) on the forehead and “MangalSutra“. My better half sometimes doubles the vermilion with turmeric, this being a common practice in certain parts of India.

"Sindoor" (Vermilion) on the forehead Rebel T3, 50mm, f/2 @ 1/100

“Sindoor” (Vermilion) on the forehead
Rebel T3, 50mm, f/2 @ 1/100

"MangalSutra" Rebel T3, 50mm, f/2 @ 1/200

“MangalSutra”
Rebel T3, 50mm, f/2 @ 1/200

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