churki

Palaniappa at aol.com Palaniappa at aol.com
Fri Mar 28 23:10:33 EST 1997


In a message dated 97-03-28 22:20:40 EST, vidya at cco.caltech.edu (Vidyasankar
Sundaresan) writes:

<< Among the nambudiris, the knot is tied not behind the head, but
 above the forehead. It's called mun-kuDumi. 
  >>
In a Tamil novel called 'Ponniyin Celvan', there was a character
'AzvArkkaTiyAn', a vIravaiSNava. He was depicted as having 'munkuTumi'. Is
there any evidence for these vaiSNavas to have such a knot?

Regards.

S. Palaniappan




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