Know why Sandalwood Tilak is applied on the Forehead?

Tilak on hindu face

Sandalwood is considered very sacred in itself, and it is a tree that provides coolness. Applying tilak of Roli sandalwood is considered very auspicious in Hindu religion. But slowly we are starting to tarnish our identity and our culture. Some people do not apply tilak because of shame, while some people wear sandalwood tilak on the forehead just for hobbies and social show. But in ancient times, when the King Maharaja used to go for war, the elders of the state used to perform his aarti by applying tilak on his forehead and bless him. In Hinduism, apart from applying tilak on the forehead, there is a significance of applying tilak on a total of 12 organs including neck, heart, both sides, navel, back, both armpits etc. The importance of applying tilak on the forehead has been explained in detail in the scriptures. Now even scientists believe that applying tilak has many benefits. Some researchers found out through a research that by applying tilak on the head, the mind gets peace and coolness. There are many types of Tilak in vogue in Hinduism.

Types of Tilak:

There are different types of Tilak, such as Mrityika, Bhasma, Chandan, Roli, Sindoor, Gopi etc. Other sects like Shaivism, Vaishnava, Shakta etc. have different tilaks in Sanatan Dharma. It is believed that by applying sandalwood tilak on the forehead, sins are destroyed. The obstacles coming on the person are removed and Lakshmi resides in the house. By applying sandalwood tilak, the knowledge fibers remain restrained and active. There are also different types of sandalwood, such as Hari sandalwood, Gopi sandalwood, white sandalwood, red sandalwood, Gomti sandalwood and Gokul sandalwood.

Importance of Tilak:

If we believe in psychology, then according to that there are many benefits of applying tilak. The central part of the face is considered to be the forehead. That is why applying tilak in the middle of the forehead is very beneficial. According to psychology, by applying tilak on the forehead, self-confidence and self-confidence remain inside and his thinking remains positive.

When you apply tilak in the center of the forehead, it gives you a feeling of relaxation. By doing this, we also stay away from many types of mental diseases. By applying tilak on the forehead, we also control mental arousal.




If you apply sandalwood tilak on the forehead every day, a researcher has proved that by doing so you can get rid of the problem of headache. By applying sandalwood tilak on the forehead, the secretion of seratonin and beta endorphins in the brain is done properly, due to which the problem of headache ends. It removes lethargy, sadness and a positive energy flows in the mind.

According to religious beliefs, applying tilak on the forehead destroys the sins of a person. If you believe in astrology, then according to astrology, applying tilak on the forehead keeps the planets calm. Due to which the person also gets less anger.

By applying tilak regularly, the personality of the person also becomes impressive.

Mainly, we should put Tilak in front of the idol of God in the temple of God during worship.

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