Vijayadashami By Sikiladi The Durga Puja concluded in all vibrancy Giving way to yet another festive austerity Marking the victory of good over evil Comes the Hindu festival of Vijayadashami Tales are told to the young and the old Ram Lila theatricals depict Ravana as bold Yet his misdeeds imparting a lesson to all He … Continue reading Vijayadashami
She’s The Shakti By Sikiladi They say she’s here, she’s back They say she has returned But I know and they know too She never went away from us We celebrate her, we adore her We mark a festivity period for her For she’s the Shakti, she’s Amba She is our beholder Maa Durga A … Continue reading She’s The Shakti
The area between the eyebrows is the location of “the third eye” or the seat of concealed wisdom. It is the center point wherein all experience is gathered in total concentration. It is believed, during meditation the latent energy (kundalini) rises from the base of the spine towards the head, this agna is the 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 creation itself — symbolizing auspiciousness and good fortune. The Bindi over this third eye also wards off those trying to influence you in a negative or in a dominating way.
In Dharmic culture, the tilaka (Sanskrit: तिलक) is a mark worn usually on the forehead at the most important chakra on the body called Ajna chakra, sometimes other parts of the body such as neck, hand, chest and arms. Tilaka may be worn daily or for rites of passage or special spiritual and religious occasions only, depending on regional customs. courtesy: … Continue reading Tilak : International Bindi Day
International Bindi day will be celebrated to express inclusiveness, mutual respect and highlight the inherent wisdom of mankind to look beyond the religious and communal divide. Navaratri, the nine days dedicated to the Diving Feminine Energy, will see the launch of this oneness initiative and will be the day that will mark World Bindi Day annually.
Bindi, meaning “Drop” in Sanskrit, is a traditional mark adorning a women’s forehead. For men, this is known as Tilak. Dismissed as a religious symbol by monotheists, this has great significance and meaning for mankind.
International Bindi Day will be celebrated on 15th October of every year to express inclusiveness, mutual respect and highlight the inherent wisdom of mankind to look beyond the religious and communal divide.
A Hindu who is proud of our roots and our great ancestors who sacrificed their precious lives for us and our dharma - must express his/her gratitude to them by being assertive of our dharma. Applying Bindi is an assertive expression so do it and display your Hindu Identity o the world.
She prays in earnest for her tidings, For fate has gifted her new beginnings! She bows down to Almighty’s grace, Seeking blessings for life’s turnings! Sikiladi