“Kaathu Kuthu: Karna Vedha”
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.
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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