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Tilaka and Other Forehead Marks
(5,782 words)

The most commonplace yet ambiguous manifestation of Hindu religion and culture i…

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Narayanan, Vasudha, “Tilaka and Other Forehead Marks”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 25 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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