shrihari replied to Rajeev Kumar Thakur's discussion Reason for keeping Shikha
"Srila Prabhupada mentioned this in a conversation with some of his disciples in Hawaii (6.5.1972):
“ Gaudiya Vaisnava sikha is an inch and a half across -- no bigger. Bigger sikha means another sampradaya.... And they have to be knotted”"
May 15