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Because of the many languages and dialects spoken throughout India, it is important to note that bindis are otherwise known by many other names, including kumkum, sindoor, teep, tikli and bottu. However, the meaning behind the ornament, regardless of region or language, remains the same.
Around BC, the rishi-muni ancient seers of Hinduism wrote the Vedas, in which they described the existence of areas of concentrated energy called the chakras.
Hindu tradition holds that all people have a third inner eye. The two physical eyes are used for seeing the external world, while the third focuses inward toward God. The bindi, especially a red-colored one, also serves as an auspicious of marriage.
In some communities, women may stop donning a bindi after the passing away of their husbands. Bindis now come in all shapes, sizes and colors, and are largely used as beauty accessories.Why I Don't Like This Country 🇧🇳
This evokes the question of cultural appropriation, as many Hollywood celebrities Vanessa Hudgens, Gwen Stefani, Selena Gomez have began wearing the bindi as a fashion statement. While some individuals with traditional bindi-wearing cultures criticize this act, there are others who view it simply as an attempt to embrace Indian culture.
My belief is this: if you turn up to Coachella with a jeweled bindi on your forehead along with a profound knowledge about the religious and cultural meaning behind the ornament, then by all means, go flaunt that bindi!
As proven, the bindi is more than just a red dot. Hindu American Foundation is a c 3 nonprofit organization. Website by Mittun.
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