Importance And Secrets of Red Color in Hinduism

You know every color have its own importance in Hinduism and every color have deep significance. It seems that each color have specific signals which affect our mental, physical and psychological power. And it’s proven that colors can dramatically change the person’s mood, feelings and emotions too. Some important color which used in Hindu rituals is red, yellow and green.

Importance of red color:

Red color is a sign of power, sensuality, hungry, danger and energy. In Hinduism RED color is a symbol of “shakti” it is the color of goddess adishakti. Red is use for get blessings of god. And especially this color uses in auspicious events like marriage and religious ceremony. Married woman use this color in daily routine as a symbol of love called sindur or kumkum which have its own value in Hindu culture and which supplies an good marital life and prosperity.

Especially in wedding red color plays an important role because in weddings Red color is directly connected to the goddess “Lajja Gowri” who is the goddess of fertility for blessings of god marital life.

Some important symbols of red in Hinduism are:


Red Sindoor (vermilion)

According to Hindu Shastra sindoor is the symbol of goddess parvati or sati. According to Hindu astrology, the house of Aries is on the forehead. The lord of Aries is Mars so one more reasons is that. A married woman shows its affection and the loyalty of love toward his husband using of sindoor on the other hand sindoor is the sign of soubhagya and good fortune.


Red Henna

Henna can be called as mehndi in Hindus. In wedding the bride’s hand is decorated using of beautiful pattern of mehndi or henna. It’s not only for wedding specially in every  auspicious events of Hindu families this henna is apply on hands and legs it’s a tradition as well as it’s cool for body.


Red bindi or tilak

Red bindi or tilak is applied on the forehead where the third eye of Shiva, the astrology said to be. The main significance of this red tilak is it’s protecting the woman from the negative energies.


Red thread around the wrist

It’s an very important part of Hindu rituals of tidying  the red thread on hand before  beginning  of any of ritual ceremony they tied the red thread called “mouli” or “kalawa” on their wrist. It tied before ceremony for blessings and protection for bad energy’s.





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