Where Do Dreads Come From? SHIVA JATTAS in the Vedic Scriptures
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You may have noticed I did a little something with my hair...I now have 'shiva jattas', otherwise known as dreadlocks! Now why in the world would I have matted up all my long hair to make jattas?
To put it simply, its a Hindu spiritual practice.
The earliest known written evidence of dreadlocks is the Vedic scriptures, dating back thousands of years. Shiva and his followers wore jattas from a deep spiritual context.
Many holy people around the world are seen wearing their hair as such, as a way to maintain a powerful energy. In Hinduism, context is everything, and the Vedas explain that those who wear jattas have special relations with the spiritual world and are travellers between worlds.
One of the most well-known faces of Hinduism is that of the Naga Sadhu, or aesthetic holy man, who rock wild jattas, often in large buns on top of the head.
Most importantly, Shiva himself started this practice, and he is back in a body AGAIN--going by the name of Paramahamsa Nithyananda--reviving this authentic style which originated thousands of years ago.
Already I can feel the energy soaking into my crown chakra from wearing my jattas...too cool!!! I feel so blessed to be a part of this ancient tradition and Vedic lifestyle.
Blessings, Prasiddha ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSDI3KpJjuc