Do You Know That Red Dot On An Indian Women Forehead? Here is What It Means
I’m pretty sure you would have seen some India movies where their women have a red dot on their head. I wonder if you haven’t imagine what it means. Well, some people used to joke about it by calling it a camera. Its sounds funny huh? Yeah but that’s not what it is.
That dot you see on India women forehead is called Bindi.
A bindi means “point, drop, dot or small particle” is a colored dot worn on the center of the forehead, originally by Hindus and Jains from the Indian subcontinent .
Bindi is a bright dot of some colour applied in the centre of the forehead close to the eyebrows worn in the Indian subcontinent particularly amongst Hindus in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh,
Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia among Balinese, Javanese , Malaysian, Singaporean and Burmese Hindus.
Traditionally, the area between the eyebrows where the bindi is placed is said to be the sixth chakra, ajna, the seat of “concealed wisdom”. The bindi is said to retain energy and strengthen concentration. It also represents the third eye.
The bindi is traditionally worn by women for religious purposes or to indicate that they’re married. But today the bindi has also become popular among women of all ages, as a beauty mark.