Many Indian women in the Hindu religion wear a dot on their forehead as a religious symbol representing the mystical "third eye" through which spiritual vision is perceived. Hindu men may also wear the dot, often called a bindi, as a reminder of their faith.Continue Reading
The mark known as a bindi or Tilak has is used for several reasons by many Hindu Indian women. For some, it is purely a cosmetic mark. For others, it is a traditional way to remind oneself to look inward to find spiritual knowledge and peace. The mark is placed on the chakra, or energy point, associated with spiritualism and knowledge. Some who wear the mark interpret its use as a statement of respect for knowledge as well as faith. Some married women consider the mark a symbol of good fortune and protection for themselves and their husbands, and at one time the symbol was primarily worn by married women. In many parts of India as of 2014, the symbol is worn by both single girls and married women.
Men wear the mark for special religious occasions or for marriage ceremonies. It is also worn by monks as a sign of their devotion to their faith. In recent years, it has also become a fashionable accessory for women who are not members of the Hindu faith.Learn more about Cultures & Traditions
An electron dot diagram is a method of writing the chemical symbol of an element by surrounding it with dots to indicate the number of valence electrons. Valence electrons are found in an atom's outer shell and are the ones involved in chemical reactions.Full Answer >
The Lewis dot structure for sulfur includes the upper case letter S, the element's chemical symbol, surrounded by two sets of paired dots and two single dots evenly spaced around the letter. These dots represent the valance electrons sulfur has the potential to contribute when forming bonds.Full Answer >
The Lewis dot structure for HCl has hydrogen's symbol, H, on the left side, chlorine's symbol, Cl, on the right side, two dots between the two and an additional six dots around Cl.Full Answer >
Facts for kids about Indian culture include that the sari is the most popular traditional garment for women. Always made from 9 yards of precisely draped fabric, the sari is appropriate for all types of occasions, formal or otherwise.Full Answer >