Brahmins and temple priests have/kept Shikha (शिखा)/choti (tuft of hair) at the back of head head. So,

  • What is the significance of Shikha?
  • In other word : What is the purpose/importance? What Shikha indicates/stands for?
  • Who must have Shika?
  1. Choti on the Male Head

Sushrut rishi, the foremost surgeon of Ayurveda, describes the master sensitive spot on the head as Adhipati Marma, where there is a nexus of all nerves. The shikha protects this spot. Below, in the brain, occurs the Brahmarandhra, where the sushumnã (nerve) arrives from the lower part of the body. In Yog, Brahmarandhra is the highest, seventh chakra, with the thousand-petalled lotus. It is the centre of wisdom. The knotted shikhã helps boost this centre and conserve its subtle energy known as ojas.


  • You should cite some sources for Brahmarandhra and Ayurveda
    – Pandya
    Oct 3 '19 at 14:20

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