Wooden Tilak Marker

Wooden Tilak Marker

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A tilak is a mark worn on the forehead and other parts of the body for spiritual reasons. It is applied on the center of the forehead between the eyebrows which is the location of the of ajna chakra or the third eye or the eye of wisdom.

The Vaishnavas wear this tilak marking to denote that they are devotees or servants of Vishnu by representing the lotus feet of Vishnu.  A tilak also denotes the specific lineage of Vaishnavas. In the Gaudiya Vaishnava sampradaya the tilak is usually made out of mud or clay from Vrindavan where Lord Krishna has His pastimes.

This beautiful wooden tilak marker can be used to make clean markings by dipping in a tilak paste.

To make the paste, mix a little water with the tilak while chanting this mantra (prayer) :

ganga ca yamune caiva  godavari saravati  narmade sindho kaveri  jale 'smin sannidhim kuru

"Oh Ganges, Oh Yamuna, Oh Godavari, Oh Sarasvati, Oh Narmada, Oh Sindhu, Oh Kaveri, please become present in this water."

Mantras or prayers to be chanted while applying tilak :

Forehead        –      Om Keshavaya namaha

Belly               –       Om Narayanaya namaha

Chest              –      Om Madhavaya namaha

Neck               –      Om Govindaya namaha

Right belly      –       Om Vishnave namaha

Right arm        –      Om Madhusudhanaya namaha

Right shoulder –      Om Trivikramaya namaha

Left belly         –       Om Vamanaya namaha

Left arm          –       Om Sridharaya namaha

Left shoulder  –        Om Hrishikeshaya namaha

Upperback      –        Om Padmanabhaya namaha

Lower back    –         Om Damodaraya namaha

On the Shikha (for men only) - Om Vasudevaya namaha