Why Do Indians Have Dots on Their Heads?

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Indian women may wear red dots on their foreheads to symbolize marriage. An unmarried woman may wear a black dot on the forehead. The reason black is chosen because it is believed to ward off bad influences from the single women.
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Some Indians wear painted dots on their head for symbolization. Some symbolize rank while some show that a man has grown. In some Indian cultures it can simply be to define one family from another.
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