Post Author: Bhakta Matus Date: 2007-10-23 14:49:00
Dear Swami Gaurangapada Maharaja, Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Please accept my humble obeisances at Your Lotus Feet.
i have one question i would like to ask:
i have heard that some devotees apply tilaka before going to sleep. Could You please shed more light on this subject matter? What is the meaning, significance and benefit of such practice?
Thank You very much, Yours, Matus
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Jaya Shri Guru Parampara! They want to be sure that just in case they die in their sleep, they don't becomes victims of the Yamadutas, the messengers of hell. Yamadutas don't approach those who apply tilaka on their bodies. Also applying tilaka purifies the body, mind and heart so that one does not see non-devotional and inauspicious dreams while asleep.