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Maniam PS
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The Tilaka in Sanskrit or Pottu in Tamil is a dot or mark worn on the forehead by both Hindu men and women. It is said that the proper place to put the Tilaka is on the forehead between to the eyebrows. What is the reason for this

Posted On : 6/10/2009 6:43:43 PM

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Abhi Tripathi
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Hi Maniam, Tilak is worn on the Ajna Chakra, the centre of forehead, on the space between the eyebrows. It is applied on this point because this is the place where the third eye or the spiritual eye is believed to open. hence all the actions of humans are governed by this specific point and application of Tilak to that point further asserts this.

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Rajendra Prasad saar, thanks for the lengthy explanation on the Bindi. FYI, there is also another explanation for the colours of Bindi used by women of the South. Virgin or unmarried girls use Black colour Bindi, Women who are married use the Red Dot or Kunkamam and when you see a woman without any Bindi it means she is a widow.

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