On Bindi, Tikka or Tilak

Mandakranta Bose mbose at unixg.ubc.ca
Fri Nov 22 16:47:57 UTC 1996

A few years ago Dr. Priyabala Shah wrote a book on Tilak. The book traces 
the origin and the meaning of tilak. You might find the answer you are 
looking for. The book was published from Ahmedabad and the title of the 
book is Tilak. I am afraid I don't remember the name of the publisher.
But she could be contacted at 12 Sadma Society, Ahamedabad.

Mandakranta Bose
Department of Religious Studies
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C. Canada
V6T 1Z1
mbose at unixg.ubc.ca
On Sun, 17 Nov 1996, Inst. Of Asian Cultures wrote:

> Dear Indologists,
> I write this on behalf of a colleague who is not a member of this list. 
> She says:
>     I am still looking for documentation on the linkage between the 
>     "tikka" worn on Hindu women's foreheads and the concept of Shakti. I'd 
>     appreciate anything you might be able to tell me.  Keep in touch.  
> I remember having read a few posts on this subject but I am not sure if 
> they appeared on this list. Since I have been unable to search the 
> Indology archives (I have misplaced the http://... address), hence this 
> request for assistance. Would appreciate your indulgence in this matter.
> Thanks.
> Sushil Jain
> asia at uwindsor.ca

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