In Hinduism, the tilaka or tilak (Sanskrit: तिलक tilaka) is a mark worn on the sole of the foot and other parts of the body. Hinduism is a religious tradition that originated in the Indian subcontinent. Sanskrit (sa संस्कृता वाक् saṃskṛtā vāk, for short sa संस्कृतम् saṃskṛtam) is a historical Tilaka may be worn on a daily basis or for special religious occasions only, depending on different customs.
The tilaka is decorative and is also an identifying mark. Worn by a priest, ascetic, or worshiper it shows which Hindu tradition he follows. It may be made with sandalwood paste, ashes (vibhuti), kumkum, sindhoor, clay, or another substance. for the film industry in India see Cinema of Karnataka Sandalwood is the name for several fragrant Woods and their Essential Vibhuti ( Sanskrit:sa विभूतिः vibhūtiḥ is a word that has several meanings in Hinduism. Kumkum (Sanskrit कुङ्कुमम् kuṅkumam, Tamil குங்குமம் kungumam)- is a powder used for social and religious markings in Hinduism Sindoor is a red powder which is applied as a full line along the dividing part of a married woman’s hair or as a dot on the forehead The pastes are applied to the forehead and in some cases to the upper part of the head. Tilakas are also discussed in the Vasudeva Upanishad. For the Kushan king see Vasudeva I. For the book by Narendra Kohli see Vasudeva (book. The Upanishads ( Devanagari: उपनिषद् IAST: upaniṣad also spelled "Upanisad" are Hindu scriptures that constitute the core teachings
The word is pronounced "tilak" in Hindi, and is often written that way.
In Nepal, Bihar and other regions, the tilak is called a tika(टिका), and is a mixture of abir, a red powder, yoghurt, and grains of rice. Nepal (नेपाल) is a Landlocked country in South Asia. Bihar ( Hindi:बिहार Urdu: بہار bɪhaːr) is a state in eastern India. Abir (or abeer) is a Dye common in India. It is used during the Holi festival which is also called the festival of color when people throw
Different Hindu traditions use different materials and shapes to make the tilaka.
Hindu women have been using Tilaka for many millennia. The tilaka are worn as a beauty mark by women of all faiths, with no adherence of Hindu belief. They generally use dots (bindi) rather than the lines and larger marks worn by men. "Red Dot" redirects here For other uses see Red Dot (disambiguation "Bindee" redirects here The term "Bindi" seems to be more often used for beauty marks.
The bindi can vary from small to large. Sometimes the terms sindoor, kumkum, or kasturi are used, by reference to the material used to make the mark. Sindoor is a red powder which is applied as a full line along the dividing part of a married woman’s hair or as a dot on the forehead Kumkum (Sanskrit कुङ्कुमम् kuṅkumam, Tamil குங்குமம் kungumam)- is a powder used for social and religious markings in Hinduism
Married Hindu women may also wear additional Tilaka between the parting of the hair above forehead. This mark serves to indicate marital status.
Followers of Vaishnavism mark their foreheads with different styles of Tilak to show that they are servants of Vishnu. "Red Dot" redirects here For other uses see Red Dot (disambiguation "Bindee" redirects here