vijaya wrote at 2006-07-20 23:29:22
As a hindu i beleive that according to my philosophy the energy of whole body is concentrated at the centre of the forehead so to protect from evil( or satan according to christain philosophy )indians put sindhur or dot on the forehead. In olden days every man and women used to put sindhur on the fore head due to this reason but after some time men forgot that and ladies are continuing it till today and so some men even put it on.You can get a doubt that why i am saying the energy is only concentrated in the centre of forehead i can give an example for this if any one shoot on any part of the body the survival chances will be there but if anybody shoots in the centre of the forehead there is no chance of living at all. This can be best example for my ideaology.
Amritavarshini wrote at 2012-11-01 06:19:37
Ma'am, Regarding "Bindi" i've some more to inform. You might have noticed that, if we look at a person, even from a distance for some time, the next moment she/he 'l turn back to you.. this is because of the magnetic power in the region in between our eyebrows. Even in some spiritual texts we can see mentioning of a triangle in that region possessing spiritual energy. A genuine spiritual seeker can feel a +ve difference in their energy flow when they put bindi. In ancient India both men and female wore bindi to reduce the spiritual energy loss. Well..now, girls those who wear, wear it as a fashion.
This is what my yoga teacher at school taught. Lemme know if i'm wrong.
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