at Dwaraka, the devotees have to suffer three things, viz., (1)
Danda - paying several kinds of taxes from the point of bathing to
the spot, wherefrom they feast their eyes with the darsan of the
Lord; (2) Munda - tonsorial operation as an indispensable rite for
every theist; (3) Damreceiving impressions of disc and conch on.
arms and temples with rod-hot iron casts. These were the practices,
of course, existed in the bygone days and every pious visitor was
willingly subjecting himself to these tortures with smiles, but
visitors in modern lines have conveniently relegated them for
personal comforts, branding them as blind beliefs. Keeping this in
view, The Prince of Gaikwar abolished taxes in 1943 A.D.; but a few
ultra orthodox theists are still holding on to those rituals.