Definitions

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  • n. A mark or symbol worn on the forehead by Hindus, ornamentally or as an indication of status.

Etymologies

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From Sanskrit तिलक (tilaka).

Examples

  • CHENNAI: Flaying the Hindu practice of smearing ash or saffron or sporting a 'tilak' on the forehead for yet another time, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Wednesday questioned the need for "such things in a country which preached equality of all religions."

    The Times of India

  • Chennai, November 5:: Flaying the Hindu practice of smearing ash or saffron or sporting a 'tilak' on the forehead for yet another time, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi questioned the need for 'such things in a country which preached equality of all religions'.

    Latest News Online - The Indian Express

  • Flaying the Hindu practice of smearing ash or saffron or sporting a 'tilak' on the forehead for yet another time, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi questioned the need for 'such things in a country which preached equality of all religions'.

    The Financial Express

  • Flaying the Hindu practice of smearing ash or saffron or sporting a 'tilak' on the forehead for yet another time, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi questioned the need for 'such things in a country which preached equality of all religions' … The DMK chief had made similar remarks on certain other Hindu customs earlier and described Hindus as 'robbers'.

    Seriously Sandeep

  • Flaying the Hindu practice of smearing ash or saffron or sporting a 'tilak' on the forehead for yet another time, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Wednesday questioned the need for "such things in a country which preached equality of all religions."

    NDTV News - Top Stories

  • Today yoga is ubiquitous and accepted everywhere and it is as much a Hindu spiritual practice as putting a tilak for the ground breaking ceremony.

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  • Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press HOLY MAN: A Hindu holy man applies tilak, or vermillion paste, after taking a dip on the banks of the River Ganges on the occasion of Guru Purnima, the full moon day dedicated to the Guru or masters in one's life, in Allahabad, India, Friday.

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  • Once converted, the new Christian is taught that sin is to go down, doing Puja, or even put a tilak on their forehead, thus creating chaos in the psike India.

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  • * Why is tilak applied on the forehead in a religious ceremony?

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  • # He participated in the funeral procession of Bal Gangadhar tilak from Sardar Griha to Chowpatty in 1920.

    Gandhiji and Bombay

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