Harold Coward describes Rāmānuja as "the founding interpreter of Sri Vaisnavite scripture."  Wendy Doniger calls him "probably the single most influential thinker of devotional Hinduism".  J. A. B. van Buitenen states Rāmānuja was highly influential, by giving "bhakti an intellectual basis", and his efforts made bhakti the major force within different traditions within Hinduism. 
A red dot was once a symbol of marriage for Hindu women. Today, the dot, or bindi , is largely decorative. Girls and women – married and single - wear bindis of all colors as fashion statements. A tilak, also a mark on the forehead, has religious significance. It's generally made with sandalwood paste, ashes or red turmeric and can be in the form of lines or a dot.
Find out how Time or Kala is calculated in Hinduism. time cycles, kalpas, yugas, manvantara, Hindu calendar, and the its symbolic significance in Hindu theology.
A new home page devoted to the work of Sri Atmananda Krishna Menon