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The Science Behind Wearing of Toe Rings

By Apr. 30, 2015
Image Toe Ring Groom Wearing Toe Ring to his Bride

The wearing of toe ring (மெட்டி/கணையாழி) is highly practiced among the married women in India, especially in Tamilnadu.

It is a tradition and a symbol, like Thaali or Sindhur, to identify married women in the society.

The custom of wearing toe rings seems to be followed from the Vedic period, as there are traces about this in the ancient scriptures of Sanskrit and Tamil.

Many literary works from the ancient period, also mention about the toe ring. In the great Indian epic called ‘Ramayana’ toe ring plays a vital role. While Ravana abducted and forcefully taken Sita to his palace in Lanka, on the way, she threw her toe ring (kaniazhi) as a trace for Lord Rama to find her. This is an obvious instance showing the use of toe rings in ancient times.

Apart from a custom, is there any other significance?

It’s not only a sign that the woman is married, it’s also a science. As per the traditional systems of medicines wearing toe rings, has got significant role to play in their sexual as well as reproductive life.

It is believed that wearing of toe rings will regularize Menstrual cycle course, in married women, with even intervals. This gives good scope for conceiving in married women.

Toe rings are usually made of silver and if you notice, the toe ring will always be on the toe next to the big toe, of the right leg as well as the left leg.

As per the traditional systems of medicine one particular nerve in the second finger from toe, connects the uterus and passes through the heart. Wearing a toe ring, will put a constant pressure over this nerve, which is believed to be beneficial for revitalizing the reproductive organs.

It will control the uterus and keep it healthy by producing evenly balanced blood pressure to the uterus. Being a good conductor, Silver also absorbs the polar energies from the earth and passes on to the body, thus refreshing whole body system.


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2 Responses to The Science Behind Wearing of Toe Rings

  1. sami Reply

    May 27, 2015 at 4:09 am

    Hope you people understand the concept of wearing toe ring that was worn by married male for identification, not by female as mentioned in the article. If you need information regarding this find in wikepedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toe_ring) and by several old books.

  2. Vassen S. Annamalai Reply

    July 2, 2015 at 11:46 am

    TOE RINGS are put on the feet fingers by the husband at the marriage ceremony. It only has the following signification:

    A (good)woman in a (good)union will always bow to touch the feet of her husband and only ONCE in life will the husband bow to touch the feet of his wife, while putting on the TOE RINGS. That is also as a permission and respect paid to her to have sex with her as from that day.
    Mr. Vassen Annamalai
    from Mauritius

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