Why do Hindu women wear a dot on the forehead?
Traditionally, the dot is called “Bindi:” worn by a married woman signifies her martial status. It serves as the same purpose as wedding band on the finger. The Bindi spiritual connotation. It represents the third inner eye, a metaphor for spiritual awakening. However, to many modern Hindu women, the bindi is simply a cosmetic.
This Q/A was taken from the book Hinduism: Myth and Reality written by Ajit Adhopia and published by Inderlekh Publication.