Sannyasin Siddhanathaswami Tonsured

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”

  1. Savitri Palani says:

    Aum Jai Ganesha!

  2. Anjali says:

    Jai Ganapati!

  3. RC says:

    Dear Sir,
    I came across this photograph. I would like to know reason for shaving only scalp of the sanyasi?

    Sanyasi let his hair grow, instead of shaving, why he cannot wear it in a topknot like Lord Shiva?

    Can you throw some light on this practise?

    Thanks in advance.

  4. admin says:

    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.

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