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Re: Doubt- Kudumi or SikhA

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Sat Sep 12 1998 - 09:09:37 PDT

>Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 22:13:23
>To: "Madhavakkannan V" <srivaishnavan@hotmail.com>
>From: Sadagopan <sgopan@computer.net>
>Subject: Re: Doubt- Kudumi or SikhA
>
>Dear Sri MadhavakkaNNan :
>
>Sikhai is to cover reverentially 
>the Brahma Randhram . It is interesting
>to observe that the Pope , the Jewish 
>Orthodox cover the position of Sikhai
>with skull cap or YaarmulkE . The importance 
>of Brahma Randhram and mUrdhanya naadi 
>is well covered in yoga Saasthrams 
>and muktha Jivan's journey in 
>deva yaana path( ArchirAdhi maargam ).  
>
>Further , SikhOdakam ( or water wrung 
>from the sikhai ) after daily 
>snAnam is considered an essential 
>for the Pithru dEvathAs and therefore 
>one needs a sikhai . 
>
>These are the two reasons beyond the 
>identification of one as a SampradhAyin .
>
>V.Sadagopan 
>
>At 08:59 PM 9/9/98 PDT, you wrote:
>>Sri:
>>
>>Dearest Sisters and Brothers,
>>
>>Is there any significance mentioned in any of our scriptures or heard in 
>>any of AchAryAs' upanyaasams on Kudumi or sikhA. This has been asked by 
>>one of my colleagues, who is also a ISCKON member, having a sikhA. I 
>>could not think of any immedaitely. I only thought that it may be to 
>>hold our "kudumi" by the AchAryA in order not to let us get drowned in 
>>samsaaric ocean.
>>
>>Thanks for your clarifications and time.
>>
>>Ram Ram
>>
>>With Best Regards
>>
>>NarayaNa dAsan madhavakkannan
>>
>>
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