A recent Back to Godhead article is called Nashik. It’s a famous place in India where Lord Ramachandra lived during his exile, and where Laxmana, according to the Valmiki Ramayana, cut off the nose of Surpinakha, the demon-ness sister of Ravana. Nashik means “nose.” This move by Laxmana is symbolic of thwarting evil and removing materialistic obstacles on the path to Krsna consciousness.