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World Bindi Day 2021

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October 11, 2021

Contact: worldbindiday@gmail.com                http://worldbindiday.org

On October 7, 2021 – On an auspicious occasion of Navratri, several Hindu organizations came together and celebrated World Bindi Day. It has been celebrated as a part of Hindu Heritage Month, which is an officially recognized month during which Hindus can share their culture and celebrate their festivals with their community.

World Bindi Day was started in 2020 and it was an idea conceived by a high school senior, Ms. Archita N. and around the same time separately by 4 Hindu families, the Sharma, Dargan, Mehta & the Srivastava, residing in Houston. The objective of this initiative was to spread awareness about the Bindi, which is an inherent part of Hindu culture. With the initiation of worldbindiday.org and support by Hindu Heritage Foundation of America, we have decided to spread this pious initiative further by celebrating it every year on the first day of Navratri.

We believe that World Bindi Day is a golden opportunity to remind everyone about our glorious traditions and history. Bindi is derived from Sanskrit Bindú, meaning point, drop, dot, or small particle. The word Bindu dates known as Nasadiya Sukta in the Rigveda Mandala 10. Bindu is considered the point at which creation begins and many become unity. It is described as the sacred symbol of the cosmos in its unmanifested state. Well, that’s what history is, but we want to bring the Bindi back into the mainstream so that everyone can embrace it with sanctity and confidence.

The event, link https://youtu.be/wekUAmjzq7o, was celebrated virtually at several locations across the world. Thousands of women shared their pictures wearing Bindi, created social media posts, and hosted virtual sessions to describe the importance of Bindi in Hindu culture.

A speaker told that Bindi helps us to get out of depression, it helps with insomnia. She said that everything Hinduism embodied has a strong scientific background, and the same applies to Bindi as well. She spoke about several important aspects of Bindi and Kumkum, and how important they are for Hindu women.

If someone is not comfortable with wearing Bindi, then Sanatan Dharma allows them to wear water Bindi. Red is the color of manifestation, hence, to accomplish the things in your life, you can wear the red colored Bindi on your forehead after your morning sadhana. Agya chakra corresponds to the pituitary gland, which regulates the growth of your body. The third eyes chakra also influences an individual’s ability to connect with others.

The first day of Navratri is dedicated to Mata Shailputri, which means the daughter of the mountain. The Agya chakra represents the inner mountain of the meditation, that enables the Yoga Shakti to arise. The event had the explanation of Agya Chakra and its relevance in Sanatan dharma, how the Bindi represents the oneness in the universe, and it embodies the concept of “Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam”, which is very much needed in this troubled time.

The event was concluded by showcasing the pictures and videos of ladies from all walks of life and all parts of the world, who were wearing the Bindi. World Bindi Day 2021 is supported by Hindu Heritage Foundation of America, World NRI association and Om Kriya Yog, USA.

To mark this day further Karmanye Kreations, Om Kriya Yog, WW Philharmonics, US and World NRI Association have conceptualized and  produced a song, “I am Bindi”, dedicated to all the women of this world. The song has been produced in association with Advait Music, India. Shweta Pandit a renowned singer gave her voice.

For more information, please visit www.worldbindiday.org or email at worldbindiday@gmail.com

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