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By Swami Harshananda

Dantadhauti literally means ‘cleansing of the teeth’.

Works on Haṭhayoga like the Gherandasamhitā describe certain processes for cleansing the body. This process is known as ‘dhautis’. This process is undergone to make a person fit for Rājayoga. One such dhauti is called as the dantadhauti. This dhauti aims at cleansing the teeth, the root of the tongue, the two holes of the ear and the sinuses. The practical process has to be learnt directly under the guidance of a competent teacher.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore