Sanskrit

PhotographerHenry Doctolero, Jr.
PrizeSilver in People / Portrait_P
Entry Description

“In Sanskrit, marks worn on the forehead are called Tilaka. In Hinduism, a mark made on the forehead indicates a person's sectarian affiliation. The marks are made by hand or with a metal stamp using ash from a sacrificial fire, sandalwood paste, turmeric, cow dung, clay, charcoal, or red lead.”