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Application of Tilak to Shastars


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Guest Javanmard

Tilak on shastars is given after performance of jhatka. Weapons are honoured through a tilak of blood. Regarding tilak on human beings it is normally given after bhog or arti arta according to Hazur Sahib's maryada and puratan maryada in general. I love tilaks!

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Tilaks are fronal marks made of red colour. The were originally part of courtly ethiquette as a sign that one had attended court and had bee seen by the king. It is only later on that it became a temple ritual. So as suc one has to see it as a courtly ceremony rather than a "Hindu ritual"(whatever that means).

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absolutely. Actually most of temple rituals in India have their origin in courtly etiquette. To say that these things are "Hindu" is absolutely ridiculous if you have studied Indian history!

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http://www.sikhitothemax.com/page.asp?ShabadID=3376

story of guru amar das ji's departure and succession by guru ram das. the application of a tilak is mentioned, saying it is the true nishani (sign) of gur shabad. (i don't know if it is meant metaphorically or literally)

also interestingly, the gurgaddi is referred to as the throne of raja yoga.

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