I am not from India (or Indian at all ), Hindu or anything else "normally" associated with the wearing of bindi. Actually I am Pagan. But I have started wearing a bindi and am enjoying it very much. I came across a lot of references to bindi in my studies and I was intrigued by their protective qualities (third eye) and did some more research. After some thought, I decided to start wearing them on a daily basis. It has become a part of my morning mediation/prayer ritual (the applying thereof). I wonder if there are any other mamas who wear them out there too.