Question: Why do Vaishnavas keep a shikha?
Answer: Sikha is an integral part of a Vaishnava’s appearance.
Just as a policeman has his uniform that distinguishes him from ordinary citizens, or a businessman has his own business attire, the sikha along with other things, distinguishes a Vaishnava from ordinary people, especially Mayavadis.
The Puranas explain that the spiritual master rescues his disciple by pulling his sikha when he sees the disciple slipping into maya.
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