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From: Parthasarati Dileepan (MFPD_at_UTCVM.UTC.EDU)
Date: Tue Sep 19 1995 - 11:02:50 PDT

Mani said:
>The primary place for the urdhva pundra is on the
>forehead.  The two white lines represent the feet
>of the Lord, and the red line represents Lakshmi
>Thaayar who is everpresent with him.  The Azhvaars
>refer to this tradition of wearing the pundra as
>"wearing the feet of the Lord on one's head",
>representing one's eternal relation as his servant.

     Why do we place this mark on Lord's forehead as well?
     This practice has given us a lot of headache ;-)

-- Dileepan