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How does spiritual healing occur by wearing dhoti-kurta?

Amongst the dresses as per Hindu culture, the clothes like dhotī-uparnē, dhoti-kurtā, kurta-pyjāmā, silk dhoti, gamachha etc. are the appropriate and sāttvik dresses. According to the religious scriptures it is appropriate for men to wear dhoti-kurta everyday and a silk dhoti, that is, kaushey-uparne while performing a religious ritual and during festivals. Some people wear kurta-pyjama as it is not possible for them to wear a dhoti.

A dhoti, an uncut dress for men, prescribed by Hindu culture has been prevalent since ancient times. A dhoti is sattvik because it is specially worn by the Deities. For this reason the benefit of sāttviktā available from wearing a dhoti is higher in comparison with other clothes.

Correct method of wearing a dhoti

  • Holding the dhoti with both hands bring it from behind the waist to the front in this manner.

  • Now leave open one arm length of the inner end of the dhoti held in the left hand.

  • Now bring the part of the dhoti held in the left hand to the right side in this manner.

  • Now bring the part of the dhoti held in the right hand to the left side in this manner.

  • Now tie tightly the part of the dhoti held in both the hands on the stomach, four fingers above the navel.

  • Thereafter bring the border of the left part behind through the two legs.

  • Now make the folds of this part of the dhoti behind the waist.

  • Now make the folds uniform.

  • Tuck these folds in the centre of the rear waist.

  • This is called a kanchh or lang of a dhoti.

  • Now make the folds of the right part of the dhoti, that is, the front part.

  • Now make the folds uniform.

  • Now tuck these folds from the front in the waistline just four fingers above the navel.

  • Thereafter make small folds of the front lower part of the dhoti. Again tuck these folds in the dhoti near the stomach.

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