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Sindoor Flower

Sindoor Flower
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Copyright: Pushkar Mitra (auroco) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 2 N: 50] (319)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-11-24
Categories: Flowers
Camera: SONY Cybershot DSC HX400V
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Date Submitted: 2014-11-24 3:45
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Botanical name: Bixa Orellana L.
Family: Bixaceae
English name: Annatto, Lipstick Tree
Nepali Name: Sindure or Sindur

We obtain natural sindoor from this flower.
Sindooram (Sanskrit) and Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam,Odia or Sindoor (Hindustani: सिन्दूर or سندور, Bengali: সিঁদুর, Gujarati: સિંદૂર) is a traditional red or orange-red colored cosmetic powder from India, usually worn by married women along the parting of their hair.[1] Use of sindoor denotes that a woman is married in many Hindu communities, and ceasing to wear it usually implies widowhood. The main component of traditional sindoor is usually vermilion.

Sindoor is traditionally applied at the beginning or completely along the parting-line of a woman’s hair (also called maang) or as a dot on the forehead. Sindoor is the mark of a married woman in Hinduism. Single women wear the dot in different colors ("bindi" in Hindi) but do not apply sindoor in their maang. Hindu widows do not wear sindoor, signifying that their husband is no longer alive.

Source: wikipedia

For more info please visit http://tasteofnepal.blogspot.in/2013/06/sindur-tree-of-nepal-sindure.html

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Hello Pushkar

Very interesting post and very good info of its use, very beautiful colors and composition, good clarity and details. Thanks for sharing.



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