Varanasi, the city of lord Shiva and holy Ganga is the world known for its rich culture. People have been following their tradition and passing it on from generation to generation.
There are colonies of craftsmen in Banaras for crafts like–Gulabi Meenakari, Panja Dari, Chunar Red Clay Pottery, Hand Block Printing, Wooden Craft and many more.
Khojwan is the one of them; a suburban neighborhood located in south of Varanasi district (Uttar Pradesh). khojwan is the place of making of wooden crafts including Sindoora. Sindoora is a wooden vessel to keep sindoor (a traditional vermilion red powder). Sindoora is a very crucial craft in Hindu culture during the occasion of their weddings. In Hindu culture Sindoora comes in a woman’s life on her wedding day. On the wedding, groom bring it with full of sindoor (Red) and put the sindoor from it, along the parting of hair of her bride to get marry with her. From that day to till the end, a woman keeps it with her. Sindoora is the symbol of love, care and Suhaag for a women.