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Offline tana

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BINDI...The Dot...
« on: March 09, 2007, 11:49:38 PM »
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  • OM SAI RAM...

    BINDI...THE DOT...


     The dot or bindi also known as 'tika', 'pottu', 'sindoor', 'tilak', 'tilakam', 'bindiya', 'kumkum' and by other names. Pronounced as 'Bin Dee', the word bindi is derived from the Sanskrit word bindu, which means "drop".  Bindi is an auspicious ornamental mark worn by  Hindu girls and women on their forehead between the two eyes . Bindi is arguably the most visually fascinating in all form of body decoration. More than a beauty spot, the manga tika (bindi) indicates good omen and purity.
    Traditionally Bindi is a symbol of marriage, very similar to western wedding bands. A red dot on the forehead is an auspicious sign of marriage and guarantees the social status and sanctity of the institution of marriage. Bindi were worn by married women in North India in the form of a little red dot. It denotes the woman's married status in most of the North Indian communities but in South India it is a prerogative of all girls to wear a bindi. The bridegroom's make-up is incomplete without Tilak, it  is applied on the groom's forehead during the wedding ceremony. No festival or puja is complete without the tilak and sindoor. Red was chosen because that color was suppose to bring good fortune into the home of the bride. The red mark made the bride the preserver of the family's honor and welfare. Over time, it has became a fashion accessory and is worn today by unmarried girls and women of other religions as well. No longer restricted in color or shape, bindis today are seen in many colors and designs and are manufactured with self-adhesives and felt.

    The very positioning of the bindi is significant. The bindi is always worn on in the middle of the eyebrows, this is believed to be the most important pressure point of the human body. This point is known by various names such as Ajna chakra, Spiritual eye, Third eye meaning 'command', is the seat of concealed wisdom. It is the centre point wherein all experience is gathered in total concentration. According to the tantric cult, when during meditation the latent energy rises from the base of the spine towards the head, this 'agna' is the probable outlet for this potent energy. The red 'kumkum' between the eyebrows is said to retain energy in the human body and control the various levels of concentration. It is also the central point of the base of the creation itself — symbolising auspiciousness and good fortune.

    No one knows exactly when the tradition of putting a bindi started, but since centuries it is seen on the foreheads of Hindu men and women. In the past few decades, not only married women have taken up this beautiful accessory. Girls of all ages enjoy wearing a variety of styles and colors. Today, the bindi is more about the mood and occasionThey are often matched with the color clothing a person is wearing. Today, bindi is more of a fashion statement than anything else, and the number of young performers sporting bindis is overwhelming even in the West...

    jai sai ram...
    "लोका समस्ता सुखिनो भवन्तुः
    ॐ शन्तिः शन्तिः शन्तिः"

    " Loka Samasta Sukino Bhavantu
    Aum ShantiH ShantiH ShantiH"~~~

    May all the worlds be happy. May all the beings be happy.
    May none suffer from grief or sorrow. May peace be to all~~~

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    Re: BINDI...The Dot...
    « Reply #1 on: March 10, 2007, 12:42:28 PM »
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  • ANNU DIDI,

    BEAUTIFUL............!!!!!!!!!!

    BAHUT SUNDER JAANKAARI LIKHI HAI AAPNE.

    MAI AAPKI JAANKARI MAE EK BAAT AUR SHAMIL KARNA CHAHUNGA-

    HINDU MEN APNE THIRD EYE YANI AGYA CHAKER PAR KUMKUM YA KESAR KA TILAK LAGATE HAI.
    ACTUALY, ACCORDING TO HINDU METHODOLOGY, KUMKUM AND KESAR "SURYA" KE PADARTH HAI.
    AUR SURYA HAMARE JEEVAN MAE YASH KA KARAK HAI. ISS LIYE SURYE KO FAVORABLE KARNE KE LIYE AUR JEEVAN MAE YASH PAANE KE LIYE HINDI PURUSH BHI MASTAK PAR KESAR(SAFFRON) YA KUMKUM KA TILAK LAGATE HAI.

    ISKE ATIRICT, YE BHI MANAN JAAT HAI KI, JIS PRAKAR SURAJ KI GARMI SE BACHANE KE LIYEHAMESHA SAHSTRAR CHAKRA( AT THE BACK SIDE OF HEAD-ON THE TOP) KO COVER KARKE RAKHNA CHAHIYE. USSI PRAKAR GYAAN CHAKRA KO COVER KARKE RAKHNE SE BODY KI ENRGY KE LOSS KO BHI ROKA JAATA HAI.

    OM SAI RAM.
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    "अब तू ही मेरा रेहनुमा,अब तू ही मेरा खुदा है।"



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    Re: BINDI...The Dot...
    « Reply #2 on: March 12, 2007, 08:18:10 AM »
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  • Jai Sai Ram. Very good information dear sisters..I actually always thought our body is like temple of God and it only makes sense to apply Tilak or Bindi to pay respects to buddhi and conciousness. Thanks for sharing the good info, Sai bless you.
    Om Sai Ram !

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    Re: BINDI...The Dot...
    « Reply #3 on: March 12, 2007, 10:03:30 AM »
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  • Jai Sai Ram Annu Ji,

    Aapne bahut achcha likha hai......................I like it verymuch.....

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    Re: BINDI...The Dot...
    « Reply #4 on: March 12, 2007, 08:43:40 PM »
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  • OM SAI RAM...

    SAI  SAI SAI SAI SAI...JAI JAI SAI...
    SAI  SAI SAI SAI SAI...JAI JAI SAI...
    SAI  SAI SAI SAI SAI...JAI JAI SAI...
    SAI  SAI SAI SAI SAI...JAI JAI SAI...


    Deepak saath dene ka shukriya acche se 1 lekh pura hua......anju & jyoti thanx aap ko accha laga...

    JAI SAI RAM...
    "लोका समस्ता सुखिनो भवन्तुः
    ॐ शन्तिः शन्तिः शन्तिः"

    " Loka Samasta Sukino Bhavantu
    Aum ShantiH ShantiH ShantiH"~~~

    May all the worlds be happy. May all the beings be happy.
    May none suffer from grief or sorrow. May peace be to all~~~

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    Re: BINDI...The Dot...
    « Reply #5 on: March 17, 2007, 09:19:30 AM »
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  • Dear annuji.
    om sai ram
    aap ne bahot hi achha likha hai.i like it very much
    sai baba sada aap ke saath rahe
    om sachidanand sadguru sainath maharaj ki jay
    mukti
    mukti

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    Re: BINDI...The Dot...
    « Reply #6 on: December 19, 2010, 02:48:27 AM »
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    BINDI...THE DOT...

    Pottu :)

     The dot or bindi also known as 'tika', 'pottu', 'sindoor', 'tilak', 'tilakam', 'bindiya', 'kumkum' and by other names. Pronounced as 'Bin Dee', the word bindi is derived from the Sanskrit word bindu, which means "drop".  Bindi is an auspicious ornamental mark worn by  Hindu girls and women on their forehead between the two eyes . Bindi is arguably the most visually fascinating in all form of body decoration. More than a beauty spot, the manga tika (bindi) indicates good omen and purity.
    Traditionally Bindi is a symbol of marriage, very similar to western wedding bands. A red dot on the forehead is an auspicious sign of marriage and guarantees the social status and sanctity of the institution of marriage. Bindi were worn by married women in North India in the form of a little red dot. It denotes the woman's married status in most of the North Indian communities but in South India it is a prerogative of all girls to wear a bindi. The bridegroom's make-up is incomplete without Tilak, it  is applied on the groom's forehead during the wedding ceremony. No festival or puja is complete without the tilak and sindoor. Red was chosen because that color was suppose to bring good fortune into the home of the bride. The red mark made the bride the preserver of the family's honor and welfare. Over time, it has became a fashion accessory and is worn today by unmarried girls and women of other religions as well. No longer restricted in color or shape, bindis today are seen in many colors and designs and are manufactured with self-adhesives and felt.

    The very positioning of the bindi is significant. The bindi is always worn on in the middle of the eyebrows, this is believed to be the most important pressure point of the human body. This point is known by various names such as Ajna chakra, Spiritual eye, Third eye meaning 'command', is the seat of concealed wisdom. It is the centre point wherein all experience is gathered in total concentration. According to the tantric cult, when during meditation the latent energy rises from the base of the spine towards the head, this 'agna' is the probable outlet for this potent energy. The red 'kumkum' between the eyebrows is said to retain energy in the human body and control the various levels of concentration. It is also the central point of the base of the creation itself — symbolising auspiciousness and good fortune.

    No one knows exactly when the tradition of putting a bindi started, but since centuries it is seen on the foreheads of Hindu men and women. In the past few decades, not only married women have taken up this beautiful accessory. Girls of all ages enjoy wearing a variety of styles and colors. Today, the bindi is more about the mood and occasionThey are often matched with the color clothing a person is wearing. Today, bindi is more of a fashion statement than anything else, and the number of young performers sporting bindis is overwhelming even in the West...

    jai sai ram...
    साईं बाबा अपने पवित्र चरणकमल ही हमारी एकमात्र शरण रहने दो.ॐ साईं राम


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