Glossary

Keśa-loca
Type of termDefinition
TermKeśa-loca
Alternative Termskeshaloca, keshaloca, kesha loca, Keśa-loñca, Keśa-loñca, Keshalonca, Kesha-lonca, Kesha lonca, pulling out of the hair, plucking out of the hair, pulling out the hair, plucking the hair
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Pulling out one’s hair in handfuls in a symbolic gesture as a part of the religious initiation known as dīkṣā. Only mendicants do this, and they do it regularly in their monastic life.

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