Kumkum is a powder used for social and religious markings in Hinduism. It is made from dried turmeric and powdered with Natural ingredients without any chemical to make pure and red rich colored Kumkum or Roli. Most of the kumkum available in market are made from synthetic dyes, filler materials, lime and salts of lead and mercury to provide fast and brilliant red shades which is harmfull for human body. Jalani kumkum made from pure turmeric Powder (Haldi) without any harmfull chemicals.
Significance of Kumkum
• As per the indian calture many people holds the tilaka or bindi on their forehead which mark serves as a reminder that a devotee of God should always remain as a servant at the feet of God.
• As per results of Double Blind Clinical testing, the red and mehroon coloured herbal sindoor is quite safe for skin application having no adverse effect on skin.
Application of Kumkum
Jalani Kumkum is most often applied by Hindus to the forehead. The reason for this particular location has to do with the ancient Hindu belief that “the human body is divided into seven vortices of energy, called chakras, beginning at the base of the spine and ending at the top of the head. The sixth chakra, also known as the third eye, is centered in the forehead directly between the eyebrows and is believed to be the channel through which humankind opens spiritually to the Divine”. Thus the Jalani Kumkum is placed at the location of the body which is believed by Hindus to be the most holy.
Common Forehead Marks Using Jalani Kumkum
Jalani kumkum can be use in the form of paste (Mixture of Jalani kumkum along with water) or as a powder.
• Many Paple usually apply three white horizontal lines with a dot of Jalani Kumkum at the center. the “white lines represent the footprint of their God, while the red refers to his consort, Lakshmi”.
• Most Paple use of “white clay to apply two vertical lines joined at the base and intersected by a bright red streak.” Many times the white clay is applied in a U-shape.
• Servel Paple apply Jalani Kumkum at the center of the forehead and in between a U-shaped tilaka. The tilaka is normally yellow in Colour that is Jalani Chandan Kesar. (yellow U-shaped mark) “is a symbol of the lotus feet of Paramatma” and the Jalani Kumkum “represents the bhakta” (devotee).
Jalani Kumkum and Women
Jalani Kumkum is an auspicious symbol. When a girl or a married woman visits a house, it is a sign of respect (in case of an elderly lady) or blessings (in case of a young girl) to offer Jalani Kumkum to them when they leave. People dip their thumb into the Jalani Kumkum and apply it on the forehead or between the eyebrows. When visiting a Hindu temple, married women of India usually dip their ring finger in JALANI KUMKUM, and apply a dot on their neck. Men, women, girls, and boys apply a dot on their forehead, also when visiting a temple or during a pooja. In most of India, everyday, married women apply red kumkum in front of their parting on their forehead as a symbol of marriage. This is called vermilion, or in Hindi, Red Sindoor. Jalani Kumkum is also used for making “Tilak” or “Saakhiya” (a good fortune sign) purchase of any kind of vehicle, home and office appliances by female family member.
Practices Associated with Jalani Kumkum
According to ancient beliefs, the sixth chakra called "Agna" is present in the area between the eyebrows. This chakra is said to be the seat of concealed wisdom, command and concentration. During meditation, the latent energy ("Kundalini") rises from the base of the spine towards the head. This "Agna Chakra" is the probable outlet for this strong energy. The red Jalani Kumkum between the eyebrows is said to retain energy in the human body and control the various levels of concentration. Jalani Kumkum represents intellect and is a symbol of auspiciousness and happiness in the family. It also denotes "Soubhagya" (good fortune) when used by Indian women denoting that their husbands are alive.
Historical aspect of Kumkum
In the ancient Aryan society, a bridegroom made a 'tilak' mark on the bride's forehead as a sign of wedlock. The present practice could be an extension of that tradition.
A Pure jalani Kumkum is used with Daily Pujan and at every happiest occasion like Annaprashanam (Baby's first feeding of rice), Ayushya Homam, Gruhapravesham, Karvachauth (Suhag Vrath), Marriage Ceremony, Mrithyunjaya Homam, Mundan Pooja, Namakaranam, bhumi pujan, bahi pujan, lagan (Marriage), Diwali pujan, Raksha bandhan, Navagraha Homam, Punyaha Vachanam, Satya Narayana Puja, Seemantham, Shanthi Path, Srirama / Sri Venkateswara Kalyana Utsavam, Teej, Holi, Hawan, bindi, teeka, basant panchami, durgastami, hanuman jayanti, janmastami, navratra pujan, durga puja, guru purnima, Bhaiduj, Mahalaxmi pujan, pujan samagri in India.
|Product Name||Inner Packing||Master Packing|
|Jalani Kumkum Small Pouch Packing (With Rice) (S)||50 Pouch = 1 Packets||100 Packets in a Katta / Bag|
|Jalani Kumkum Small Pouch packing (With Rice) (M)||24 Pouch = 1 Packets||50 Packets in a Katta / Bag|
|Jalani Kumkum Small Pouch Packing (M)||24 Pouch = 1 Packets||50 Packets in a Katta / Bag|
|Jalani Kumkum Small Pouch Packing (L)||12 Pouch = 1 Packets||50 Packets in a Katta / Bag|
|Jalani Kumkum 40gm Pouch Packing (XL)||12 Pouch = 1 Packets||50 Packets in a Katta / Bag|
|Jalani Kumkum 80gm Pouch Packing||12 Pouch = 1 Dozen||12 & 24 Dozen in a Carton|
|Jalani Kumkum 200gm Pouch Packing||12 Pouch = 1 Dozen||6 Dozen in a Carton|
|Jalani Kumkum 400gm Pouch Packing||12 Pouch = 1 Dozen||3 Dozen in a Carton|