Roadside Modern "Bindi" Stall on commercial Street.... Married Hindu women traditionally wear a bindi on their foreheads. The traditional bindi is made with red sindoor powder or perhaps a black ointment. It is applied over the ajna, or forehead chakra, a center of bodily and spiritual energy that represents the third, or "spiritual" eye in Hindu belief.
The bindi is believed to prevent the loss of "energy", as well as bringing spiritual protection against demons or bad luck. See tilaka for further discussion of the spiritual meaning of the bindi. More>>