Kumkum, an introduction
No single aspect can be held as a better symbol of Indian culture than the Kumkum.
Kumkum is a red pigment, which tradition holds as the red turmeric powder. Called as the vermillion in English, it is very closely associated with Gods, Goddesses, religious practices, and auspicious activities. Known by different names in the different regions of the country, such as the Sindhoor, Kunku, Kumgumam, etc. it holds tremendous significance as much in the religious domain, as in the cultural one.