[INDOLOGY] Question

Nagaraj Paturi nagarajpaturi at gmail.com
Fri Nov 25 14:56:04 UTC 2022

Red as part of a wedding dress appears in expressions like "laal dupatta "
" laal chunaria "

Browsing for "Red dupatta " yields some articles / publications:

(red as symbol of love/romance seems to be the idea)

"In some culture, bride may choose red, maroon which is the symbol of

  Development of Wedding Costume from Bengal to Bangladesh

Sharmin Shoukat* , Md. Ariful Islam

  Fashion Design & Technology Department, BGMEA University of Fashion &
Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh



Beneath the Red Dupatta : an exploration of the mythopoeic functions of the
'Muslim' courtesan (tawaif) in Hindustani cinema

Khoyratty, Farhad



"laal dupattaa"  = red dupattaa

is a frequent expression in romantic bollywood songs

On Fri, Nov 25, 2022 at 7:33 PM Asko Parpola via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> In the Vedic soma rite connected with sorcery called śyena ‘falcon' and
> described in Lāṭyāyana-Śrautasūtra 8,5, the officiating priests wear red
> turbans and are dressed in red clothes. This and related rites of sorcery
> belong to the archaic vrātya tradition of the Atharvaveda and Sāmaveda. Cf.
> my book “The Roots of Hinduism” (2015), chapter 12, and p. 134.
> With best wishes, Asko Parpola
> > On 25. Nov 2022, at 15.19, James Hegarty via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> >
> > Dear Colleagues,
> >
> > A former student has asked about me about the origins of red dresses for
> Hindu brides…
> >
> > I know utterly nothing about this. Does anyone either know something
> about this or know of an article or two that I might (a) read myself and
> (b) pass on to the former student in question?
> >
> > Best from a rainy Wales,
> >
> > James Hegarty
> > Cardiff University
> >
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Nagaraj Paturi

Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.

Senior Director, IndicA
BoS, MIT School of Vedic Sciences, Pune, Maharashtra
BoS Kavikulaguru Kalidasa Sanskrit University, Ramtek, Maharashtra
BoS Veda Vijnana Gurukula, Bengaluru.
Member, Advisory Council, Veda Vijnana Shodha Samsthanam, Bengaluru
BoS Rashtram School of Public Leadership
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Studies in Public Leadership
Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies,
FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,
Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.
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