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What is the red dot many Hindu women wear on their forehead?

Tags: hindu women, religion & spirituality, red dot
Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 15 Apr '13 04:31 pm
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The "red dot" or bindi, once primarily a symbol of marriage, has largely become a fashionable accessory for Hindu females of all ages, regardless of their marital status. The male version of forehead markings is called a tilak and can be made of kumkum, sandalwood or sacred ash.

Both bindis and tilaks are placed approximately one centimeter above the center of the eyebrows, which is considered to be the sixth chakra, ajna, in Kundalini Yoga. The bindi is associated with the worship of God as the feminine divine. It is also indicative of the conceptual "third eye of spiritual wisdom", as Shiva, the greatest of Yogis, is depicted as having. Bindis and tilaks may also represent interdependence of both the feminine and masculine aspects of the Divine. Lastly, the bindi and tilak serve as reminders of a seeker's ultimate goal of enlightenment, liberation or moksha.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 15 Apr '13 04:37 pm

 
  
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It is called a Bindi and normalyy is a symbol of marriage
Answered by rajan, 16 Apr '13 09:50 am

 
  
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Its called bindi
Answered by Quest, 16 Apr '13 09:41 am

 
  
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I heard it is slow poison
Answered by uttam wavge, 15 Apr '13 07:07 pm

 
  
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Its a good sign...
Answered by vijay, 15 Apr '13 04:50 pm

 
  
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It is a mark which indicates position of their tenth door or third eye.
Answered by INDER VIG, 15 Apr '13 04:40 pm

 
  
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Its the sign that the are married thereby it shows her marital status, usually, and also it adds to the beauty of the face
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 15 Apr '13 04:32 pm

 
  
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Its for good fortune of husband
Answered by conviction, 15 Apr '13 04:31 pm

 
  
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