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Significance of Shaving Head (Tonsure)

Significance of Shaving Head (Tonsure)

By: Hari Prasad Doddi On: 2015-08-12 Category: Rituals Views: 1761

Tonsure (Saving Head): Is the practice of cutting or shaving some or all of the hair on the scalp, as a sign of religious devotion or humility. The term originates from the Latin word tonsura (meaning "clipping" or "shearing"). Have you noticed, if you prune a tree, the tree focuses its energy towards the pruned area and the number of leaves that come out in that part of the tree in the next fifteen to thirty days are much more than in other parts of the tree? This happens because the tree...

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The Significance of Vibhuti

The Significance of Vibhuti

By: Hari Prasad Doddi On: 2015-08-10 Category: Rituals Views: 1022

VIBHUTI (The Holy Ash): There are many aspects to the usage of vibhuti or sacred ash. First of all, it is a great medium to transfer or transmit energy, and it has an ability to help direct and control the energy body. Apart from that, there is a symbolic significance to applying vibhuti on the body. It is a constant reminder of the mortal nature of life – it is like you are always wearing mortality on your body. Normally, yogis use the ash that they pick up from the cremation grounds....

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