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Significance of Holy Ash
The mark on the forehead of Hindus
The Holy Ash is very closely associated with Lord shiva.
As the God appeared as the column of fire, It was adorned by the
Ash from that fire. Even today for the shiva lingam which resembles
the infinite column of flame (the Lord), is anointed with this Holy
Ash in specific that symbolizes this associa that symbolizes this association. Having closely
associated with the Lord the Holy Ash is of very great significance
for the shaivites. Here are a few samples from that great glory.
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