Rite of Passage: 'shave head baba'

A barber shaves a child's hair as part of a ritual, called Mundan, at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna the mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad, India. Hindus across India perform the Mundan ceremony when the child is a few years old. This ceremony is mostly performed at some religious place, where the child's hair is cut and head shaved for the first time and friends and relative are entertained to a feast.

A barber tonsures a child's hair as part of a ritual, called Mundan, at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna the mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad, India. Hindus across India perform the Mundan ceremony when the child is a few years old. This ceremony is mostly performed at some religious place, where the child's hair is cut and head shaved for the first time and friends and relative are entertained to a feast. [Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP)

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Never shaved my three. at one yera old my dad made the first cut... offer his prayer and do whatever was required with the hair.

 

At birth the two older ones were taken directly to his altar, after we left the hospital.  The 3rd had to wait until I traveled to Thunder bay with him at 1 yr.old

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