Fantastic 4's

Bindi Bonanza

All colors, shapes, sizes, designs and a vast amount of variety- are bindis a part of our culture or a style statement today? From the average middle class woman to Shania Twain, everyone seems to be bitten by the BINDI bug.

2007-04-30T15:38:00Z

By: Priyaa

All colors, shapes, sizes, designs and a vast amount of variety- are bindis a part of our culture or a style statement today? From the average middle class woman to Shania Twain, everyone seems to be bitten by the BINDI bug.

Traditionally, the bindi signified the mystic third eye of a person and was a symbol of auspiciousness, good fortune and festivity. For a contemporary girl today bindis have turned into must have accessories just like her bangles, earrings and purses. And who could have played a more vital role than our Indian Television in spreading this latest fashion across the globe?
From veteran actress Sudha Chandran's snake shaped bindis to the good bahu Kumkum's laal tikka, the get up for female actresses would be incomplete without their third eye. And oh yes who can forget Urvashi Dholakia AKA Komolika - the famous sautan - and her horseshoe and very unique shaped bindis? The delicate and intricate bindis of our girl-next-door Bani are quite popular but women also can not seem to get over the stylish beaded bindis of her villanious sister in law Jigyasa from Kasamh Se. Kashish in Kaahin Toh Hoga seems to be sporting small black dots these days on her forehead - simple yet elegant!

Television ofcourse sets trends and it wasn't behind in setting these new bindi fashion statememnts. Who would have ever thought that a whole book can be written on mere bindis - but ask the Indian Women of today and they'll tell you that matching bindis with outfits is quite an important art! Isn't it ladies?

Images By: Varsha Bhatter (PM: cuteluv)
Contact Writer: PM remixrulz
Contact Editor: editor@india-forums.com

Previous Next

19 Likes

Urvashi Dholakia Urvashi Sudha Chandran


Comments (7)

View all
amal 7leh
amal 7leh 2007-06-09T15:30:33Z wow dis bindi bonanaza is jus gr8 n neways its very true.........
maha786
maha786 2007-06-09T10:58:36Z gr8 article and i guess the bindi trend shd b given credit to characters like komolika and ramola those vamps were awesome just luv to hate them lolz
Gracella
Gracella 2007-06-02T13:41:54Z hahah!! love the tilte Bindi Bonanza!~!
Greta artciel! thx

Love,
Gracella
bewafa
bewafa 2007-05-31T17:45:04Z fab article!

but you know whats odd? in the new leap of kyunki, you saw less and less bahus wearin bindis? lol regardless, i reckon a lot of fun can be had with bindis...esp. if you're a negative character! :P

and wasn't the bindi, in the past, only used by married women? but now, since they're too cool, everyone uses them! hehehe
although i don't...:P
Anastacia
Anastacia 2007-05-02T19:36:53Z First of all, great article Priyaa.

I like how actressess portray their bindis, whether they are evil or nice. Bindis automatically portray their characters.
*Sweet_Ishu*
*Sweet_Ishu* 2007-05-02T18:59:16Z gr8 article..!
Must agree that sudha has made bindi quite popular! =D
JennyPenny
JennyPenny 2007-04-30T16:32:28Z Great article, Ramola def made Bindhi's sooo popular..)
see more
TOP