Kumkum / Sindhoor is a red powder that is used in Hinduism to symbolize love, marriage, and prosperity. It is often applied to the forehead, especially by married women.
Kumkum / Sindhoor Puja is a ritual that is performed to honor the goddesses Sanotshima, Lakshmi, Durga, and Radha. It is believed that by applying kumkum / sindhoor to the image or idol of these goddesses, one can receive their blessings and protection.
Benefits of performing Kumkum / Sindhoor Puja:
- Receiving the blessings of the goddess
- Attaining love, marriage, and prosperity
- Overcoming obstacles and challenges
- Achieving spiritual growth and development
Sanotshima is the goddess of wealth and prosperity. She is often depicted with four arms, each holding a different symbol of prosperity, such as a lotus, a conch shell, a pot of gold, and a garland of flowers.
Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth, prosperity, and good fortune. She is often depicted as a beautiful woman sitting on a lotus flower.
Annapurna is the goddess of food and nourishment. She is often depicted as a beautiful woman seated on a lotus flower, with a bowl of rice in one hand and a spoon in the other.
Durga is the goddess of strength, courage, and protection. She is often depicted as a warrior goddess with ten arms, each holding a different weapon.
Radha is the consort of Krishna. She is often depicted as a beautiful young woman who is deeply in love with Krishna.