Karnavedham, an ear piercing ceremony.

Try this with the help of someone at home. Close your eyes try to walk into kitchen and drink a glass of water. You will appreciate the value of our eyes, and how lucky we all are. It is not good to see many young kids with spectacles these days.

Sailors play pin the tail on the donkey.

When we explore our ancient text, it is very clearly stated that ear piercing at an early stage has significant effects on eyes. This practices is popularly known as Karnavedha. According to ancient spiritual people, a person’s ear is the key element to measure this spiritual quotient, intelligence and brainpower, no wonder why buddha has large ears. They would have probably made this comment because of their exceptional knowledge on planetary effects on human body. An expert Astrologer also would agree, that Ragu in a malefic position will make the person miser and that person would have a smaller ear contradicting to this is larger ear means spiritual in nature.


Our siddhas or spiritual scientists were by default experts in human anatomy and documented it in “Samuthirga lakshana”. They were able to see certain points in body could enhance the health of body, mind and soul. One of the prominent Siddha by name Thirumoolar mentioned that, there is 72000 nadis (can be equated to nerves in modern medical system) in human body. Out of this, he classified 10 most important nadis as dasa nadi. Athithi and Alampudai represents nerve of right and left ears. Which influence in triggering intellect, power of thinking and decision making capabilities. Talkativeness fritters away life energy. Ear piercing helps in speech-restraint. It helps to reduce impertinent behaviour and the ear-channels become free from disorders, apart from the big package, it plays a major role in immunity, better eyesight and alertness. That’s the reason sailors who visited india would pierce their ears to improve the eyesight.   It is strongly believed that Indian Siddha’s anatomical knowledge reached china and later evolved into acupressure and acupuncture. Today, it is one of the known and proven alternative medical practice for various chronic illness.

As always, our forefathers prescribed this practice for medical and spiritual reasons. Over period of time, this was integrated in various religion as one of the sixteen samskaras. Now, it has taken as a fashion statement.


In addition, reports mention how children with learning disabilities such as Down’s Syndrome, developmental and cognitive problems like ADHD/ADD reported an increase in performance and became more active in the class. Apparently, pinching the ear lobes has an acupuncture effect that helps. It is believed it gets rid of hysteria and other diseases and maintains the flow of electric current in our body.

They used Gold metal for its spiritual value and of course it never rusts. Birthstones was embedded into the earing to enhance their aura. As majority of the sense are in the head, wearing a birthstone as ear ring made a lot of sense. Mrigasheersham star is the best do an ear piercing.

So ear piercing alone will not improve the eyesight, it will enhance. Apart from that, “SCHOOL FOR PERFECT EYESIGHT“ at  Sri Aurobindo Ashram is providing a noble service for improving eye sights. If you or your kid have power in eyes, do make it a point to undergo this treatment.

The treatment is free, one may donate accoding to their own wish.

More Details given below.


Address House Name Service 2 A Lally Tolendal Street, Pondicherry, Near Old Distillery on the beach road (Goubert Avenue) Call: 0413 2233659 Contact by email : AUROEYESIGHT@YAHOO.COM

Working Hours 8 to 11 AM. and 3 to 5 PM. Weekly Holiday Monday + All the Govt. Holidays + Ashram Darshan Days

The Beneficiaries are in the age group 7 to 40. Children are taken only when they are 7 years old. The patient has to go there for a week with glasses and prior appointment onlyand undergo the treatment for a week, Daily 1 hour in morning and 1 hour in afternoon. Please plan it, if you want a stay.

P.S April, May, June and the last week of September and December are only for children and not for adults. All other months are open for both adults and children.

Author: Velu Jayaprakash

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