posted on Aug, 12 2004 @ 08:49 PM
OKAY enough of this mass hysteria "omg its a dot *screams and flees in terror*"
they are just dots, no matter how annoying
back to the topic:
time to make sence of these disturbing things
could it actually refer to the hundu bindi?
The holy dot or bindi (also known as kumkum, mangalya, tilak, sindhoor and by other names) is an auspicious makeup worn by young Hindu girls and
women on their forehead. The term is derived from bindu, the Sanskrit word for a dot or a point. It is usually a red dot made with vermilion (finely
powdered bright red mercuric sulphide). Considered a blessed symbol of Uma or Parvati, a bindi signifies female energy (shakti) and is believed to
protect women and their husbands. Traditionally a symbol of marriage (hence the widows did not wear vermilion), it has now become a decorative item
and is worn today by unmarried girls and women of other religions as well. No longer restricted in color or shape, bindis today are seen in many
colors and designs and are manufactured with self-adhesives and felt.
maybe we have to find an ATS thread on india.. or hindu... or bindi.... just some ideas, other than screaming and hitting my dot-infested computer in
[edit on 12-8-2004 by DarkFlame]