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While having "darshanam" in South Indian Vaishnav temples, the priest keeps a conical cap (kirita) on devotee's head.
What might be the significance of this tradition?

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  • Are you talking about Vaishnava temples?? In Shiva temples that chadari is not there! – Parabrahman Jyoti Nov 10 '18 at 7:27
  • I have also seen this in Iskon temples but don't know the reason. – Aby Nov 10 '18 at 7:30
  • @AkshayKumarS I have edited the Q to include the word "Vaishnav". – Vineet Nov 10 '18 at 7:51
  • @Destroyer I could not find it because I didn't know that it is called "Sadagopuram". Anyways, thanks... – Vineet Nov 10 '18 at 8:41
  • It's called a Shatagopam. Shatagopuram is not correct pronunciation. – Sarvabhouma Nov 10 '18 at 13:35

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