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    Why wedding ring should put on the fourth finger ??
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    thumb is too fat. you need lots of metal.

    pinkie is too small. people might thing you are not excited about wedding..

    if the other two fingers are used, some one else would ask the same question for them.. so..

    Ring podurathu westerner's practice. moonu mudichu ethukku pOduraangannu kEttaa may be answers will come.. :P

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    thumb is too fat. you need lots of metal.

    pinkie is too small. people might thing you are not excited about wedding..
    aaha... thatha... yenggaayooo poitingo

    i think its not western practice... dont all christians wear rings??
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    dont all christians wear rings??
    True. But its nothing to do with christianity per se. Just a western carry over tradition. But in a way its indian.. people have been doing this for the past 2000 years in india.. That is tradition, right? :P

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    well vasan i get your impression but your are out of point, sorry
    but here you bring a good point too!

    Ring podurathu westerner's practice. moonu mudichu ethukku pOduraangannu kEttaa may be answers will come
    i don't understand b'cuz i am a pilipino, may be u can explain in english
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    Quote Originally Posted by san2003
    i think its not western practice... dont all christians wear rings??
    well all races do wear rings - wedding, it is symbol practise, but christians more to it
    btw my wedding only rings, more to western culture (tradtion)-

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    V - just what I thought as soon as I saw the topic

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    Fourth finger represent your partner - bride am i right ?

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    something to add from wikipedia
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    thatha, still you havent excluded the middle finger
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    well all races do wear rings - wedding, it is symbol practise, but christians more to it
    do all races wear a ring to mark a wedding even I've seen it being practised only in Christianity. Havent seen Hindus or Muslims doing it
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    well vasan i get your impression but your are out of point
    so whats ur point :P
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    silly traditions if you ask me forget plain old gold band...they should hand out ruby necklaces instead

    just traditions of Europe which have permeated the world I guess.
    even the hand varies between European countries.
    You don't have to wear one if you don't feel like it.
    If you wish you may have a handfasting ceremony instead
    I mean it's your wedding, as long as you feel married then all is well, ain't it?


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    You use the middle finger if you have to show the finger right?? That is finger to show abuse. Not a good finger to abuse. Imagine if some asks to show your wedding ring and you have to show him/her the finger.

    Sorry for being crass.... Pinky is the last one in the hand. Index finger is a symbol of ego. Middle finger is a sign of utility. It is only the fourth finger that does not have any purpose and hence add the ring there. Wedding does not serve any purpose though, right??

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    no idea

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    Could be tradition ,as practise still is on thru out in all races , and the fourth finger
    maybe is for wedding purpose - exchange!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anainar
    You use the middle finger if you have to show the finger right?? That is finger to show abuse. Not a good finger to abuse. Imagine if some asks to show your wedding ring and you have to show him/her the finger.

    Sorry for being crass.... Pinky is the last one in the hand. Index finger is a symbol of ego. Middle finger is a sign of utility. It is only the fourth finger that does not have any purpose and hence add the ring there. Wedding does not serve any purpose though, right??

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    Why was a particular finger called the ring finger?
    There was an ancient belief that a very vital blood vessel ran from the ring finger on the left hand directly to the heart. It was therefore thought appropriate, that a ring that symbolized true love should be worn on the ring finger. The vein was given the name 'vena amori' meaning 'the vein of love'. The Egyptians and Romans believed that, the wedding ring which symbolized eternal love would best be worn on the ring finger of the left hand.
    As medical science developed, it became apparent that the ancient belief was wrong and there was really no 'vein of love' that ran from the ring finger on the left hand to the heart! However, the practice of referring to that particular finger as the ring finger has continued to this day.
    Besides the strong belief in the vein of love, there is another interesting school of thought that tries to explain why a finger was named as the ring finger. In a Christian wedding, the priest normally says the following four phrases: (i) In the name of the Father. (ii) In the name of the Son. (iii) And of the Holy Ghost. (iv) Amen. As these words are uttered, the ring is moved one finger at a time from the thumb, to the index finger, on to the middle finger and finally moved to (and left) on the ring finger when the fourth phrase 'Amen' is uttered. This finger was therefore called the ring finger according to traditions followed in a Christian wedding.

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    Wow!! The eternally wise Minik with rational explanations.

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    Thanks minik for the information. BTW what is kaisilver??

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    Intresting Minik...thnx for ur information

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    suprise to see Minik, very clear thank you and to all especially vasan the great!

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    nice explanation minik..
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