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Why do Hindu women wear a dot on the forehead?

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.

Hinduism - FAQ

Hinduism – FAQ


 

 

This Q/A was taken from the book Hinduism: Myth and Reality written by Ajit Adhopia and published by Inderlekh Publication.

 

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