In the ancient times, Indian Bindi was worn as a tradition mark. Hindu
married ladies applied it on their foreheads to symbolize marriage. It is
believed that bindi acts as the third eye protecting them from bad evils.
But, today it has become more of a fashion style. Bindi - a decorative
enhancement of the forehead - is a powerul medium of body decoration, adding
definition to the female face. It is the most eye catchy accessory, which
draws immediate attention. Today young and old both wear traditional fashion
bindi to adorn their beauty.
Bindis are two types:
- Creative Bindis - The ones that you draw in your forehead.
- Sticker Bindis - The ones that are available in the market.
Design your bindi using various shapes. Creative bindis are making a
fashion statement. The shapes and symbols and colours of the bindi are
co-ordinated with the garment. Liquid bindi packs that are readily available
in the market, glitter tubes are used in a creative manner to design bindis
with high fashion appeal. Various shapes and designs are like
- Geometric shapes such as square, rectangle, rhombus, triangle.
- Round or circle shape is the most common and favourite of married
- You could sport a bindi with the symbol of Om.
- Sun with wiry, petal-like rays.
- Drawings of fishes, stars, tiny birds, flowers, cartoon characters
like tweety, hearts, slogans and messages can all be made a personal
Bindis available in the market are sticker bindis. These bindis come in a
variety of shapes, colors, sizes and designs. Intricate designs include
beadwork, handprints, meenakari work, kundan, and studded stones, pearls and
diamonds. Apart from the usual traditional bindis, outstanding variety
ranging from fancy bindis to designer bindis to bridal bindis are available.