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How to Apply Vibhuti or Bhasma along with Sandalwood Paste and Saffron?

Vibhuti or Bhasma is applied along with Sandalwood Paste (Chandan) and saffron by many devotees. A doubt many people have is, after applying Bhasma paste on the forehead, can sandalwood paste and saffron also be applied? The answer is yes, but not over the vibhuti – the three lines of vibhuti should not be touched. Sandalwood and saffron can be applied as dots just below the vibhuti.

The article originally written and contributed by Sarma Sastrigal. It is found in the book titled ‘The Great  Hindu Tradition’ written by Sarma Sastrigal.