Haldi Kumkum is a red powder of 100% pure turmeric and lime mixture. It is obtained by drying turmeric and making a powder by adding slaked lime to it, due to which the yellow powder turns red. Kumkum is natural material, made of 95% turmeric and 5% limestone (it is not dangerous as they have less limestone content) We apply kumkum only on the head and use it in worship of God. After opening, store it in an airtight container.
Haldi Kumkum is often applied on the forehead by Hindus. Turmeric Roli Tilak is a symbol of integrity. The tradition of applying tilak of turmeric roli before doing any auspicious work has been going on for centuries.
The sixth chakra, also known as the third eye, is located in the forehead directly between the eyebrows and is believed to be the channel through which humans spiritually open to the divine. Thus kumkum is placed at the place of the body which is considered the most sacred by Hindus. There is also a tradition of applying ‘rice’ usually after applying tilak of turmeric, kumkum.
The place where the tilak of Turmeric Kumkum Roli is kept in the brain is called Agya Chakra. According to physiology, there is a pineal gland. Turmeric Roli Tilak keeps the pineal gland alive. When this happens, there is a feeling of divine light within the brain.