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Indian culture has included the Mundan, or head-shaving ritual, for young children for many centuries. It is one of the traditional ceremonies practised in Hindu culture and has many allusions and hidden meanings associated with it. The Mundan ritual is frequently seen as a highly crucial aspect of a child's developing years. Thus it is done with the utmost care and consideration.
The baby is given his first haircut during the Mundan Ritual, leaving just a few strands known as the Shikha or bodi, at the crown of the head. This is meant to safeguard the area of the brain that aids remembering.
Hinduism observes and practises sixteen rites, all of which have been sanctioned by the sages and date back to the good old Vedic era. These rituals start at birth and go on until a person dies. The eighth of the sixteen rituals, the Tonsure ceremony, also known as Mundan Sanskar, is carried out by participants with entire devotion and assurance. No matter how contemporary one may become, the majority of people never neglect such celebrations since their belief in such customs always compels them to see the positive side. The Mundan ritual and making an attempt to locate a Mundan muhurat are also the smallest that parents can do for their cherished children.
A person is born after travelling through several yonis (passages). The hair that grows on a kid's head after birth represents the evil of that child's previous existence. The purpose of a baby's first hair removal ceremony is to provide the kid with a life devoid of the vice and influence of anything negative from earlier lives. The Mundan ritual will support the growth of positive human values as well as the removal of negativity.
Mastak Lepan- Ghee, milk, and water are poured on the kid's head. The cow is regarded as a highly kindhearted gentle animal in Hinduism and is accorded the rank of the parent (mata). To help the child develop the qualities pertaining to the sweet mother Cow, the extraordinary mixture is first applied to the kid's hair. Products like milk, curd and ghee are thought to be highly nurturing, and while the infant's hair is bathed with all these substances, the family and friends request for the child to be endowed with traits the cow holds. It is done to ensure that the child's thinking develops in a morally admirable way.
The kid should initially be placed on the parents' laps during Mundan Sanskar, and the milk, curd, and ghee concoction should be applied to his head. Then, the parents must recite the accompanying mantra and wish for their child's brighter tomorrow and intellectual growth.
Trishika Bandhan -The human mind is indeed regarded as a marvel. It is partitioned into the building centre, the foster centre, and the governing centre. Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Shiva are credited with creating these 3 centres. The child's hair is likewise separated into three sections, with kalawas woven of kush tying each section together (green grass). In place to avert demonic forces from settling in the child's head, it is done to protect the young brain from the darkness.
Churra Pujan-For the Mundan ritual, a unique knife or razor exclusively used for religious purposes should be utilised. For Mundan ceremonies, old knives or scissors should not be used. Instead, use a professional razor with the appropriate level of sharpness. The instrument must first have a mud paste before thoroughly cleaning it with hot water. Afterwards, the utensil needs to be set down on the puja plate. Then, when meditating, tie a ribbon to the blade and offer it flowers, akshat, halwa, or rice, along with a scented burner.
Nava Vastra Pujan - The baby's acceptance of a fresh start following the Mundan ceremony is known as Nava Vastra Pujan. A snake leaves behind a previous life when it scatters its old skin. The kid's hair is also clean-shaven for the same reason, to symbolise how the child is stepping into a new life and leaving its old one behind. The child's brand-new clothes are kept on a tray while reciting, and Akshat and flower petals are presented.
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|01 February, Wednesday||07:09:40||14:04:45|
|03 February, Friday||07:08:32||19:00:44|
|15 February, Wednesday||07:42:27||24:46:56|
|27 March, Monday||17:30:09||30:17:42|
|31 March, Friday||06:13:05||25:57:52|
|07 April, Friday||10:23:20||30:05:04|
|10 April, Monday||13:39:55||30:01:45|
|24 April, Monday||08:26:46||26:07:30|
|26 April, Wednesday||11:29:15||29:45:20|
|27 April, Thursday||05:44:24||13:40:18|
|05 May, Friday||05:37:35||21:39:56|
|08 May, Monday||05:35:17||18:20:51|
|11 May, Thursday||14:37:29||29:33:11|
|17 May, Wednesday||07:39:00||22:30:08|
|22 May, Monday||05:26:58||10:36:59|
|24 May, Wednesday||05:26:08||27:02:21|
|31 May, Wednesday||06:00:25||13:47:29|
|01 June, Thursday||13:40:48||29:23:39|
|08 June, Thursday||05:22:39||19:00:50|
|09 June, Friday||16:22:53||29:22:35|
|19 June, Monday||20:10:48||29:23:14|
|21 June, Wednesday||05:23:36||15:10:56|
|28 June, Wednesday||05:25:28||29:25:28|
|29 June, Thursday||05:25:47||16:30:27|
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