“Kaathu Kuthu: Karna Vedha”
Earrings for males have been fashionable at different times and in different cultures. It is a trend and tradition. Many Celebrities wear ear rings and fans like to follow them .Today more and more men and even boys are having their ears pierced so they can wear earrings. Many men wear rings as a fashion trend. Many other wear it as a custom or tradition followed in their religion.
In India Hindus ear piercing was a “sankar” like mundan sanskar-when a kid head is shaved- but it has now limited to Kshatriya’s in some parts of India. In olden days every Hindu boy had his ear pierced. It was part of Indian culture.
The practice of piercing ears is one of the Hindu practices performed in the third or fifth year for some Hindu children. This ceremony is celebrated by inviting people and feasting. Some guys pierce their ears because they think that girls find guys wearing earrings sexy.
Wearing earrings in one ear (on the right lobe) is considered as a mark of homosexuality. But this is just a misconception. There are also criminals using this misconception to misguide people
It is believed that the point of vision in acupuncture is situated in the center of the lobe. Hence the practice of wearing earrings is thought to have some therapeutic value!!!
It is believed that long ear lobes like Buddha are a sign of spiritual development and superior status. Young yogis even now follow the practice of stretching the piercing to stimulate the psychic nerves connected to the ears.
Traditionally, ears were pierced by roadside vendors or family jewelers-Thattaan. It is best to avoid people who do not have proper equipment or staff trained to pierce your ears. So these days it is done in hospital setting with strict aseptic conditions.
* I don\’t recommend the ear piercing in men, but if he is a real earring freak what can one do?.
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