Indian traditions are really interesting. Why do a married girl need a symbol to prove that she’s married? I am talking about things like kumkum on forehead,choora,nath,mangalsutra, toe ring and other numerous symbols which identifies a girl as married and why don’t guys need an identification? I wish they should also be identified as married 😛
In India toe ring (bichhiya) is usually worn by a married women and worn on the second toe .I have seen married girls wearing toe rings on all their toe. Even though I too wear them Ireallydin’t know the importance of toe ring as it’s not a custom in my place, I wear them because I love to 😀
This custom exists from the time of Ramayana they say :O . Sita threw her toe rings on the way when abducted by Ravana to Lanka so that Rama could find her, interesting na 😀 . In most of the Indian communities wearing toe ring is a part of the wedding ceremony while in some communities groom puts the toe ring on the bride’s second toe and it indicates her marital status. The toe rings comes in a variety of fashion spiral ones, huge ones and very simple ones too. (mine would be the simplest one 😀 )
Keeping all these custom and traditions apart, there is a scientific reason behind the toe ring. It is said that our menstrual cycle is regularized by wearing a toe ring. A nerve in our second toe is connected to uterus and passes through heart. Wearing a toe ring on this toe balances the blood pressure and the chances of conceiving increases. ( for those who want to 😛 )
A silver toe ring is preferred because as a good conductor silver absorbs positive energy and passes on to our body.
Hope you found the gyan session (knowledge sharing session) interesting and useful. 😀 Do you guys love wearing a toe ring?