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Im not being mean, im just wondering, but why do indian females put the red dot on there head, what does it mean?

justb wanting tooo know

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That is called a bindi. A bindi is a forehead decoration worn in South Asia (particularly India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Mauritius) and SE Asia. Traditionally it is a dot of red color applied in the center of the forehead close to the eyebrows, but it can also consist of a piece of jewelry worn in the same area.

Traditionally, the area between the eyebrows (where the bindi is placed) is said to be the sixth chakra, anja, the seat of "concealed wisdom". According to followers of Hinduism, this chakra is the exit point for kundalini (coiled or corporeal body) energy. The bindi is said to retain energy and strengthen concentration. It is also said to protect against demons or bad luck. The bindi also represents the third eye.

In modern times, bindis are worn by women of many religious persuasions in South Asia and SE Asia, and is not restricted to Hindus. Many Muslim women in Bangladesh and Pakistan wear the bindi as part of makeup. It is also used in festivals such as Holi.

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You're welcome!
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MaryJo, I think you know everything! And you write so well.
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MJ...I will send you my footnote on this if you want.
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Thanks, Rathkeale! I certainly don't know everything... I"m just old. Old, old, old.

I'd like that, Mona... I may be rusty on some of this stuff... an ex-boyfriend was in the Peace Corps in Nepal. He was my hippie-peace-and-love phase, I guess!
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bentheredunthat
Very good info - had no idea, thanks for sharing FarmerGirl!
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You're welcome, bentheredunthat. I guess no experience is ever wasted... but my parents sure hated that phase I went through!
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Got it, g/f. You are a stitch!
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Wow!!!! That is amazing how you knew that. Nice job!!!!
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Thanks... hfdkjalfhdkjflhjgkla! I did have to look up the exact countries... my ex-boyfriend was only stationed in Nepal, so that was the one that stuck in my mind. Nice username, by the way!
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it is symbolic to india has to do with the gods

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i think it means the lady is married

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It means that she is married

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bentheredunthat

A friend once said (from India) it's purely a cosmetic touch, to look pretty. Although I've heard other reasons as well.

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Depends on what color it is.. Kind of like our traffic signals.. It lets you know the mood of the wearer. If its glowing red and blinking... Run like heck and get away fast ... She could blow any minute. Hope this helps

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For there Gods

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Not all Indians do that. Only Hindus do. And Hindu males do it too, not only females.

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yah,only hindus do that....
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I thought you deleted your account?
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I have seen some muslims doing it.not from religion point of view but more cultural.
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Never seen it nor heard of it..........
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i have seen my relatives when they came here they had that mark on their forehead..
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Really? Why?
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I think they had developed that culture in them otherwise,nowhere else muslims do that..
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Maybe........
Why do Hindus wear it, though?
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nvm.......
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they wear it,bc it means they are married...
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well,i dont know about hindus. i would have answered this person:) ha!
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Just read FarmerGirlMaryJo's answer.
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yeah ! well written
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uhhhhhh okkkkk????????>..................................

btw gari1,just to tell you that for real life horselover96 is my sister.....
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Dang it! Catlover, you're an idiot!
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When gari1 said "well written", he was talking about what FarmerGirlmaryJo wrote.
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oops,im sorry gari1......I didnt mean to scream at you.....sorrry :/
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well,pleasure to know that she is YOUR sister..you must be proud of yourself.:)
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You didn't really scream at him.......
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Why would she be proud?
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You must be confused........gari1
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Lol!
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yah,why would I be proud of myself for being her sister?????
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ok this is just going no where....so im gonna stop this convo........pace catlover out
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That's not how you say it.....
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oh shaddap
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whats going on!!!!..i m confused...*reading the whole convo 8th time* she must be proud because i am following someone..and that someone is her sister:D..why i m following thats because I like what she writes.
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ok,lets get this straight......i am not proud or jealous what so evah of you following her................................................................................................=D
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i dont even care if you follow her...=D
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I'm soooooooo confused...........
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Catlover, you're killing me!!!!!!
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lol,same here........
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You don't have to be jealous becux i have more followers than you..........earn 'em.
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Oh, I have an idea.........how about deleting your account? That'll be nice.......
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omg!!!!!! WHY IN THE WORLD WONT YOU GUYS UNDERSTAND THAT I AM NOT JEALOUSE WHAT SO EVAH THAT YOU HAVE MORE FOLLOWERS THAN ME????!!!!!!!!!! IDC IF I DONT HAVE ANY STUPID FOLLOWERS (NO OFFENSE PPL)
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Catlover, you're too immature for this site.........pls leave.
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not straight enough.haha!
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yah,sure im sooo scared of yah horselover96!!
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ok,sorry if i did anything or said anything to both of you pplz.....now if you will excuse me,i am GONNA LEAVE......byee
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Catlover, if you wanna talk to me, I'm just sitting a few feet away.
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i know sistah...im comin im comin.......
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NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! Don't come!!!!!!!!
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ok,im going to delete my account and act like nothing happend these few minutes ago =D
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Good enough for me.........
Younger siblings are a pain.......
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yah pain but no brain (NO OFFENCE PPL).......
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Lol!
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ohh,so your calling me dumb??
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haha!! no :D
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Catlover, why are you still here?
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gari1 : lol....
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horselover96: umm i was about to delete my account when i just read this
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well,i dont like to call people with ugly names DIRECTLY..I m a good guy.:D
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You're a guy?????? I thought you were a girl........
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haha,lol
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you think alot..you never asked me lol ! but i advice you read some of your comments that u just posted few min ago:D
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I just assumed you were a girl for a while, then I thought maybe you might be a guy. There is a possibility. Then i just thought you might be a girl. Then I just wrote "him". Oh well.........
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so,thats ur 7th sense i got it :) haha:)
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Lol! I guess it is.......
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yeah.!
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I thick she's married

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Good answer, FarmGirlMaryJo. I've always wanted to know that.
Thanks, Claire7752

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Something about there religion I guess

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