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Why do Balinese wear Rice on forehead?
we will go but the grains of rice that we stick on the forehead and around the neck are called bija. Not only on the forehead and neck, many people even wear the bija on top of the head, on the shoulder, behind the ear, and sometimes even on the second temple.
The existence of bija is closely related to Hindu religious activities. Bija is one of the ingredients that is worn on the forehead when a Hindu finishes praying. There is another ingredient called bhasma, which is made from sandalwood paste. Materials are not believed to be sacred materials as symbols of God. Bija is also called tilaka elsewhere with ingredients such as abu agnihotra and red paste.
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