What does a red dot on the forhead of an Indian woman represent?

@weezy250m (1892)
United States
January 23, 2007 12:57am CST
What does a red dot on the forhead of an Indian woman represent?
3 responses
• India
23 Jan 07
She is married and her husband is live
@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
So that's what its for.. Thanks! Uhmmm, what if she's widowed? And, do men wear something as well to indicate that they are married?
@subha12 (18452)
• India
10 Apr 08
its the vermilion. it means she is married. also it signifies her husband is alive.
• Philippines
23 Jul 08
wow, I've learned something new..
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
10 Apr 08
I was wondering myself...lol I am glad to see this discussion up I know I had asked this question a million times, but never to anyone that knew the answer. Blessed be, Mari