Why do Indian women wear dots on their foreheads?

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Indian women wear dots on their foreheads as a sign that they are married. The red dot is known as a bindi. It is placed directly between the eyes of a married Hindu woman who is known as a Dharm Patni.
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it is a sign that they are widows( their husbands are dead) and sometime they even leave nothing on their forehead.
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Bindi, the dot some Indian women wear, is a sign of
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Traditionally the dot (known as bindi, kum-kum) was the symbol of an auspicious privilege enjoyed by married Hindu women in India. The practice has now evolved to cover young girls
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There are two different dots. One is a tilak and one is a bindi. Bindi is only worn by women. A tilak is always applied with paste or powder, whereas a bindi may be paste, a sticker
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