After his sannyas initiation Siddhanathaswami began to let his hair grow. When it became long enough to tie into a kondu in the back it means it is time for his tonsure. Acharya Kumarnathaswami performs the deed.
Then comes the blessing from Bodhinatha.
4 Responses to “Sannyasin Siddhanathaswami Tonsured”
Our Saivite Shastras state that “Each member of the Saiva Siddhanta Yoga Order wears the very ancient and orthodox tonsure, the head being shaved daily on top and the long, uncut hair tied in the back in a knot or kondu.” This is an act of humility as well as an acknowledgment of the sahasrara charkra, within which all Sannyasins strive for permanent inner residency.
Only Acharyas, Paramacharyas and Satgurus of our order are allowed to wear hair on the top of the head.
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.