Teeka is the Bengali name given for the traditional red mark often worn by married Hindu women. Men also wear the teeka as a tradition in everyday life. Teeka is called in different names across the country such as kumkum (Sanskrit), sindhoor or bindi (Hindi), bottu (Telegu) and kunku (Gujarati).

Updated on 29th June, 2005


Copyright 2014 by Online Highways LLC. Enjoy some India trivia. Send Us Your Comments