The dot on the forehead, which is called, ‘bindi’, has really come a long way! A symbol of Indian Hindu culture is now an important part of the style statement of any fashionista. You can rock it with western outfits like pop sensation Selena Gomez does, or be a typical tradition-lover like Rekha. Many options are there, you just have to choose the perfect one for yourself.
The bindi arrived with the civilisations in India. The civilisations have perished, but the bindi has survived. It has retained its significance in the land where there have been numerous dynasties with their myriad cultures, social norms and ethnicity. Whilst at the same time winning its place in world fashion too. The word Bindi has been derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Bindu’ which means a dot or a drop. The Bindi had made the Indian women different from the rest of the world. It has alternative names like Tikli (Marathi), Pottu (Tamil), Tilak (Hindi), Tilakam (Telugu) and Teep (Bengali).
New Woman has curated the following styles, in which you can add bindi to your look.