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kumkum is used to affirm they have a atman (soul) in their bodies and that they are the small atman part of the Paramatman, God.

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Q: In Hindu tradition why do people keep kumkum on their forehead?
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Almost all Hindus wear tilak/bindi/kumkum - A decoration, often a red dot, traditionally worn on the forehead.


What is tilak used in Hindu religion?

Tilak is a mark of auspiciousness. It is put on the forehead with sandal paste, sacred ashes or kumkum (red tumeric). The devotees of Siva apply sacred ashes (Bhasma) on the forehead, the devotees of Vishnu apply sandal paste (Chandan), and the worshippers of Devi or Shakti apply Kumkum, a red tumeric powder.


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The wearing of the black spots on the middle of the forehead of Hindu women has long been a tradition in their culture. Placing the spots on their foreheads when they dress each day is considered part of their attire.


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Is there anything special a Hindu woman must wear everyday?

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