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Hinduism - What Is Kanphata? Who Are Known As The Kanphata?

 

Kanphata means "divided ear" in Sanskrit.

The Nathpanthi sect of ascetics, followers of the sage Gorakhnath, is known by this nickname.

The Nathpanthi's most distinguishing trait is that when a Nathpanthi ascetic is ready for ultimate initiation, the cartilage in his ears is cut with a razor to install the huge earrings by which members of this organization may be clearly distinguished.

Take a look at Nathpanthi. 


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