India is a multi-cultural country, where there are countless customs, traditions of various religions. Especially in Hinduism, you’ll find several Holy Scriptures, defining and advising diverse rituals ranging from religious activities to day-to-day life, which is believed to bring good luck and prosperity in one’s life.
Hindu Shastras explain that right up from our choice of food, eating habits to clothing and company of people we live with, everything has a profound effect on our mind-brain and health.
Talking specifically about Indian women, in the name of rituals, they are laden with elaborate ornaments; some have ancient concepts while a few have scientific reasoning. For example, Tilak/Bindi is applied on the spot between brows on the forehead, as this is considered a major nerve point that holds the core energy of our body.
This point is the region of Adnya-chakra and thus applying a tilak signifies a subtle pressure to the point with facilitates balanced blood and energy supply to the facial muscles.
Today, I am going to specifically talk about one ornament, which has several notions attached to it and i.e. ‘ Bichiya’, a toe ring.
The most popular notion surrounding it is that the 2nd toe has a vein that is connected to the uterus and women wear a silver toe ring to strengthen their womb and regulate a healthy menstrual cycle.In Indian culture, both Hindu and Muslim women have a religious custom to adorn silver ‘toe rings’ on both their feet. So much is its importance that there is a dedicated customary ceremony to celebrate it.
As per the understanding from the Vedic scripture, silver has a conductive power that attracts the polar energy from Earth and sends it right up to the womb. As we all are aware of the benefits of Silver for the human body, thus these tiny silver toe rings provide the subtle pressure on the vein, which regulates the blood flow up to the uterus and strengthens it.
This pressure also helps keep the blood pressure in control, eventually calming the person overall. It gradually helps in successful and speedy conception and healthy gestation cycle.