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Hinduism - What Is A Paduka?

 


A kind of wooden sandal used mostly by ascetics.

It has a hardwood sole and a mushroom-shaped front post that is held in place by the front two toes.

Padukas are preferred by ascetics not just because they are inexpensive and long-lasting, but also because they are devoid of animal goods like as leather, which are considered unclean.

Apart from its practical use as footwear, an ascetic's padukas are often maintained by his (or, more rarely, female) pupils after death as a symbol of their guru's spiritual presence.

~Kiran Atma


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