The bindi, a dot (typically red) worn on women’s foreheads, is one of Hinduism’s most well-known things. It’s a type of tilak, a sacred emblem worn by many Hindu men and women but with less religious significance than other tilaks. The bindi is traditionally worn by married Hindu women on their foreheads. It represents female energy and is thought to protect both women and their husbands from harm. Bindis are a traditional mark produced with colored sandalwood, sindoor, or turmeric paste. The most frequent bindi is a crimson dot fashioned with vermilion.