Self-adhesive bindis with glitter
Size 4 mm. Origin India.
A 'bindi' on the forehead of a woman or a 'tilak' on the forehead of a man in India meant 'spiritual eye of the individual'. This spiritual eye is also called the 'third eye'. This Hindu third eye is used for spiritual sight. Through the third eye, Hindus believe they can see everything that cannot be seen through the two physical eyes.
The Bindi represents this third eye and also has a protective value. A bindi reminds Hindus of the third eye or the spiritual eye and helps them to cultivate spiritual vision. However, as mentioned above, this main meaning has been somewhat lost over time, so various theories have arisen to explain why the bindi is worn. However, the bindi has a special meaning even today in the Indian tradition.