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    Thumbs up why keeping tuft for brahmans

    Sir,
    I am a telugu vidiki brahman. I am interested in following our brahman acharalu to the posible extent. I am very eager to know why we should shave our head by keeping tuft. As a matter of fact I am doing it. But I want to know its significance. Plz explain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarma.cheruvela@gmail.com View Post
    Sir,
    I am a telugu vidiki brahman. I am interested in following our brahman acharalu to the posible extent. I am very eager to know why we should shave our head by keeping tuft. As a matter of fact I am doing it. But I want to know its significance. Plz explain.
    Bhargava sarma.
    sarma cheruvela

    is it vidiki or velikkey?

    kudumi probably was counterweight for head weight
    Saraswati namasthubhyam Varade kaama roopini Vidyaarambham karishyaami Sidhirbhavatu me sadaa
    O Goddess Saraswati, the giver of Boons and fulfiller of wishes, I prostrate to You before starting my studies. May you always fulfill me?
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    unexpectedly if you fell down on the floor by nskipping this kudumi protects you from brain injury. where there are hairs in tose inner organs of those particular areas will never get diseased quickly. yoga charya karthik said this in one t v programme.
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    NN,

    Possibly he meant vaidiki not velikey.

    Namaskaram Sarma garu,

    The ucchi talai (top of the head, shikha area) has 10,000 acupressure points (sahasrara chakra). The tuft is kept bcoz mild pressure while pulling the hair there everyday increases blood circulation to that area, and increases memory.

    There is no proof for this explanation though. It is by word of mouth that i heard somewhere.

    Regards.
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    These Telugu brahmins belong to a sect called 'Vaidheekalu' meaning their ancestors were practicising vaidheekam. The other popular sect is 'Niyogi' brahmins.
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    namaste sarmaji.

    Here is some information about the significance of kuDumi--shikhA--tuft of hair on the head, from the book Hindu Samskaras by Rajbali Pandey published by Motilal Banarsidas Ltd.

    chUDAkaraNa: tonsure
    The association of top-hair with long life

    The prayers of this ceremony (done at the end of the first year or before the expiry of the third year of age) invoke long life for the child. Is there any connection between longevity and the top-hair? Sushruta, (in the sharIra-sthAna of his saMhitA) says, "Inside the head, near the top, is the joint of a shira (artery) and sandhi (a critical juncture). There in an eddy of hairs is the vital spot called adhipati--overlord. Any injury to this part causes sudden death."

    This must be the reason for growing the kuDumi in the form of a tuft of long hairs and tie it over the top of the head. Women also hang their hair to secure the top of head, whether they plait or let it fall freely.

    During my school days, some brahmin boys (not me) used to have a kuDumi and were promptly ridiculed by the non-brahmin boys by this song:

    வடநாட்டுக்காரனுக்கு வட்டக்குடுமி
    தென்னாட்டுக்காரனுக்கு தேங்காய்க்குடுமி
    மலயாளக்காரனுக்கு அப்பளக்குடுமி!

    vaDa~nATTukkAranukku vaTTakkuDumi
    thennATTukkAranukku thE~ggAykkuDumi
    malayALakkAranukku appaLakkuDumi!

    For the North Indian, it's circular tuft;
    For the South Indian, it's coconut tuft;
    For the MalayALI, it's pApad tuft!
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    i have seen several north indians, have a cropped hair, and a teeny weeny tuft of a few strands of hair, to qualify for a kudumi

    best of both the worlds?
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    For people like us குடுமி "சிண்டு முடியதான்" இருக்கு Jambu
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    the way the world is going, the only kudumis you will find in the future will be on the coconuts.
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    Icon of a Brahmin

    Kudumi wiht half shaved forehead and sacred thread is icon of a Brahmin. but now seen in vaideekas only.

    These icons of brahmins were badly affected in times of dravidian movements in TN.
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