I am curious to understand the reason for keeping a shikha when we
shave our head. I recently shaved my head as part of my grand fathers
barsi and kept shikha on my head.
From a humorous stand point I have heard that it is kept so that if we
deviate from the path of devotional service then Krishna can pull us
back to right path by grabbing our shikha, but I think there must be
some reason behind it.
Please clarify above, as there is no point in following rituals unless we know the philosophy behind it.
Yours in service