Red Dot and Orange Lines on the Forehead?

I met a guy today who had a red dot and orange lines on his forehead.

He was (apparently) Indian. The red dot was different than the dots I have seen on Indian women. It was larger, and it was smack in the middle of the forehead (not between the eyebrows). On either side of the dot were vertical orange lines running from the hairline to the eyebrows.

Does anybody know what the red dot and orange lines signify?

Thanks in advance.

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