Nowadays people are in a hurry to decide their future and then regret for being so. We must try to understand that everything cannot be made instant. Taking enough time to plan the wedlock and enjoying each and every ceremony at the marriage brings in a lot of joy when we look back at some time later. Buddhists weddings are neither grand nor simple. They are made to be non-religious.
Ancient weddings were the paramount
In olden times, marriages were done just like a festival and the entire crowd cherishes the elegance of wedding ceremony. Happiness was found everywhere and in every small step taken to make the wedding a memorable event.
Esoteric wisdom behind every ritual
Our ancestors have planned the rituals with an inner meaning. In Buddha marriages, the weddings are planned beforehand and the venue is chosen as per the families comfort. The Buddha image is mandatory wherever the marriage is planned. As the marriage begins, the bride and groom bow their head in front of the god’s image following which the red paste is applied on their forehead.
Credulousness of red paste
Ancient people believed that the red paste is a sign of wedlock and commitment. Though these ideologies seem to be superstitious, for a wife the red paste is considered equal to the holy thread at the marriage. Any women with a red paste along the forehead is treated as married women and given the utmost respect. Red paste reminds a wife of her commitments of the marriage life and her new family. By applying the red paste on wife’s forehead, husband promises not to let her down at any cost and to reciprocate the love till their last breathe. The saddest part is that the wife has to give up on touching the red paste on her husband’s death. It is considered to be the greatest sacrifice in her life and her happiness is taken away.
Scientific reasons of red paste
There is various scientific reasoning on applying the red paste. The facts given below will make us realize that our ancestors were truly intellects than we are now.
- The red paste is able to attract the predominant positive frequencies from the surroundings which in turn develop positive energies in our body.
- The impression created on applying the red paste in the forehead helps in the complete circulation of oxygenated blood to the entire facial muscles.
- It enlightens the soul of wife by restricting the negative energies from the universe.
- The pleasant aroma from the red paste discharges the unpleasant odour from the body.
Why is red paste applied at the hair parting?
Red paste is applied at the hair parting with the help of coins by married women. This is to indicate her marital status in the community and to prevent from misconception. The forehead of women is very fragile and sensitive. Hence applying red paste on the mid-brow area and hair parting helps to attract more of positive energies by destroying the evilness. Thus the role of red paste is profound in Buddha marriages.