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tilak

(ˈtɪlək)
n, pl -ak or -aks
(Hinduism) a coloured spot or mark worn by Hindus, esp on the forehead, often indicating membership of a religious sect, caste, etc, or (in the case of a woman) marital status
[from Sanskrit tilaka]

Tilak

(ˈtɪlək)
n
(Biography) Bal Gangadhar (ˈbæl ˈɡæŋədɑː), also called Lokamanya. 1856–1920, Indian nationalist leader, educationalist, and scholar, who founded (1914) the Indian Home Rule League

til•ak

(ˈtɪl ək)

n., pl. -ak, -aks.
a distinctive spot of colored powder or paste worn on the forehead by Hindu men and women as a religious symbol.
[< Skt tilaka]
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In addition to this, rings and forehead 'Tilaka' on the head were also used as caste marker," the letter read.
Ram GPP = Ramayan of Valmiki, with Three Commentaries Called Tilaka, Shiromani, and Bhooshana.
Camera (color, widescreen), Barun Mukherjee; editors, Godfery Gonsalves, Shailendra Doke; background & song music, Aadesh Shrivastava; lyrics, Sameer; art director, Keshtu Mandal; costumes, Manish Malhotra, Vikram, Phadnis, Neeta Lulla, Tilaka, Renu R.
Stricker has noted a parallel between the site of the uraeus and the Hindu tilaka, or red dot on the forehead, (5) a reference to the third dyd of Siva (6) and to the ajna cakra though which, according to Tantric doctrine, the serpent power emerges.
The reign of King Tilokaraja (Tilaka) is described in terms of both the Buddhist and the supernatural events that take place.
samto pdmde nipuna kasai bakard man bhaimsa para ghave, dila mem darda na di kari asnana tilaka dai baithe, vidhi se devl pujai atama mari palaka mem binase, rudhira ki nadl bahai ati punita urnce kula kahiye, sahhd mamhi adhikai inhate diksa saba kol mamgai, hamsi aval mohim bhal papa katana ko katha sunavai, karma kardvai nica budata dou paraspara desa, yama laye haim simca gaya badhe tehi turka kahiye, inhate vai kya chote kahai kablra suno ho samto, kali mem bahmana sote (B 11).
Described by the author as the "quarrel of the tilaka," the proceedings took the form of a questionnaire of sixty-four points that grilled the Vaishnava leaders on a variety of doctrinal points and behaviors, including the application of distinguishing marks to the foreheads of devot ees.