Sunday, 3 February 2013

  Toe ring:

            Wearing of toe rings is highly practiced in India. It is worn as a symbol of married state by Hindu women and is called Bichiya  in Hindi, Mettelu in Telugu, Metti in Tamil & Kalungura in Kannada. Toe rings  are a must for married Hindu woman.
                  Tradition of wearing toe rings carries tremendous social significance for married women in India.Hindus  Women wear these Toe rings, as a symbol of Married state..

                
            This is a ring with two or three line rounds, worn in their second finger from toe. By wearing this in both feet, it is believed, that their Menstrual cycle course is regularized with even intervals. This gives good scope for conceiving to married women.  Because of this, the constant friction caused while walking and doing all sorts of chores during a day, it revitalizes the productivity organs. 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.Toe ring deals with Acupressure and women issues.

Scientific and Ayurvedic Reason:

  • 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.
  • Ancient Ayuvedic medicine has long been used along side acupressure. 
  • 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.
  • By wearing this in both feet, it is believed, that their menstrual cycle course is regularized with even intervals. This gives good scope for conceiving to married women. 
  • Also it is said just because that particular nerve in the second finger from toe, also connects the uteruses and passes through heart. Because of this, the constant friction caused while walking and doing all sorts of chores during a day, it revitalizes the productivity organs. 
  • 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.

    Fashion Accessory:

     

                 Now toe rings are no more used as traditional ornaments in western culture. They are found even in western countries and have become a great fashion accessory of the modern era. In the western toe rings are mainly used as a fashion statement to decorate the feet.   

    Cultural belief:

                 As toe rings are considered to be a symbol of married women.They're worn on both feet.They're usually put on the bride's foot by  the groom. 


      Pressure and moisture are usually needed to get a fitted toe ring into the right position on the toe. As most people are not initially accustomed to having a ring on the toe, it may take a day or two for the fitted toe ring to become comfortable when worn.