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From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Karṇarandhra-dhauti literally means ‘cleaning of the ear-passages’.

Cleansing the various parts of the body is an important aspect of Hathayoga. Such processes are called ‘dhauti’. Karṇarandhra dhauti is the 3rd and the 4th part of Dantadhauti.

It consists of cleaning the two holes or passages of the ears using the index or the ring fingers. By practicing it daily some mystical sounds are heard according to the Gheranda Samhitā.[1]


  1. Gheranda Samhitā 1.33
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore