The wiping off of the Half n Half Liquid Sindoor is very significant for a widow. There are many rituals associated with this practice. The most common is when wipes off the Half n’ Half Liquid Sindoor when a woman becomes a widow. The widow will break her bangles and remove her bindi as well, and many will also remove their nose ring and toe rings. The parting of hair is symbolic of a river of red blood full of life. When the sindoor is removed then the river becomes barren, dry and empty. This custom is prevalent in rural areas and is followed by all castes and social ranks.
- Sindoor is traditionally applied at the beginning or completely along the parting-line of a woman’s hair or as a dot on the forehead. Sindoor is the mark of a married woman in Hinduism. the bindi in different colors for special occasions but do not apply Sindoor in their parting of the hairline. Widows do not wear Sindoor or Bindis, signifying that their husband is no longer alive.