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What is the significance of 'mundan' in Hinduism?

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Asked by Neha Sahi, 21 Sep '10 10:53 am
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Naam karan and Churaa- karma are the main rituals performed in childhood.Very few people perform punsavan-procreation,seemantonnyan-mental development, jaat karma -for the new born,nishkramn-outing,annaprashan-introducing cereal ceramnaines.
Churaa karma is the 8th ceremony in this chain of rituals.It is expressed in other terminology as well.For example it is also known as "Mundan Sanskar",churaa-karan,kesh vapan,kshaur etc.In snaskrit the word churaa means Peak or a lock of hair left unshavenon the corwn of the head.
In the aashwalyaayan grihya sutra A-2,ka-17 sutra -1 that "Triteeye Vasrshe Choulam" -Churaa-karma ceremony should be performed in the 3rd year..Paraskar grihya sutra kaa2,ka1,sutra-1 writes that "Saamvatsyri-kasya chudaa-karanam" .---When a child is one year old perform this churra ceremony.This means that the Mundan Sanaskar should be performed within one year of birth or in the third year.
The other reason to perform Mundan Sanskar relates with the brain and teethi ...more
Answered by kartikay sharma, 21 Sep '10 11:31 am

 
  
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Accordingly choula/mundan should be done in the 3rd year.
it further states,
some do in the first year and some in the fifth and some in the 2nd year.
Hairor JaTTA on the head of new born is considered " KalmaSha " or sin aquired
from the past life. This JaTTA, hence is the link between the past life and
present and should be severed before the child advances to the higher level -
education etc.
According to Naisargika dasa, the first year after the birth is attributed to
Moon and the next 2 years to mars. then starts the period of Mercury - Vidhya
karaka - to start education of the child. This should be reason why sages ...more
Answered by zohra imam, 21 Sep '10 11:05 am

 
  
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It is nothing more than first hair cut. However, there are many unanswered rituals attached to it. For example, why is it done in 1st or 3rd year and why not in 2nd year? Why this ceremony is only for male child and not for girls?
Answered by Avtar Khalsa, 21 Sep '10 10:59 am

 
  
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One of the 16 samskaras.
The rooted hairs after birth of the baby are shaven off in early years so to clean floppy of mind and ward-off pre-birth ties with the incarnated soul.
Answered by vishwabandhubajpai, 21 Sep '10 10:59 am

 
  
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