There were riots in Delhi over the savage rape of a 5 year old girl.
Expect to hear questions from the patriarchy about WHAT SHE WAS WEARING and WHYE SHE WAS ALONE
Thankfully brides as young as 7 are not married to 14 year old grooms as often these days. LIfe magazine photo taken in Mumbai 1946
Hindu marriage symbolizes not just the binding of two individuals, but also the creation of the bond that has a strong foundation. The foundation that involves understanding, dedication, and the willingness to stand by the one you love no matter what. A married woman is said to be incomplete without sindoor in her parting and a mangalsutra adorning her neck. The mangalsutra is not just a precious ornament that consists of gold and diamonds: it symbolizes her fortune. This is because the mangalsutra is regarded as an ornament that only the fortunate can obtain. The simple string of beads that a man puts on a woman joins them together for a lifetime. That one gesture promises security, love, respect and most of all trust. The sindoor holds a significance too: it is said to be the symbol of dignity and love. A woman truly feels complete when she has aligned her parting with the red powder of her husband’s love. In that moment, she takes up the responsibilities towards her husband and his family as well as her own.