KEM Answers: Why do Indian Women wear Toe Ring

I often get the question from foreigners and indie enthusiasts – Why do Indian Women wear Toe Ring? The answer for the question Why do Indian Women wear Toe Ring is not limited to just Hindu traditions.

Why do Indian Women wear Toe Ring

Toe Rings are worn as a symbol of married state by Hindu women and is called Bichiya (pronounced: bee-chee-ya) in Hindi, Mettelu in Telugu, Metti in Tamil,Kalungura in Kannada. Tradition of wearing toe rings carries tremendous social significance for married women in India. Both Hindu’s and Muslim Women wear these Toe rings, as a symbol of Married state.

Wearing toe rings is not just the significance of married women but there is science behind it. A particular nerve from the second toe connects the uterus and passes to heart. Wearing toe ring on this finger strengthens the uterus. As Silver is a good conductor, it also absorbs polar energies from the earth and passes it to the body.

Scientific and Ayurvedic Reason behind wearing Toe Rings:

  • Some Men frequently wore a ring on the big toe for curative purposes or to augment their masculine vigor.
  • Wearing toe ring to the second toe has sexual/erotic effect.
  • The reflexology texts also mention about treating gynaecological problems by massaging the second toe.
  • There is also a belief that the wearing of toe rings press on certain nerves that pertain to the reproductive system, keeping it in balance and healthy.
  • Indians believe that your “prana” or “life force” must be in balance in order for you to stay healthy. All of the paths of your “prana” run down to your toes, so the idea that a marital symbol could double up as a reproductive enhancer is not a big stretch.
  • As Silver being a good conductor, it also absorbs the energy from the polar energies from the earth and passes it to the body, thus refreshing whole body system.
  • Thus we came to know another custom of the Indian culture and Traditions of how Wearing a toe ring deals with Acupressure and women issues.

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