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Mundan Ceremony in Hindu Religion – Chudakarm Sanskar

Chudakarm Sanskar, or Mundan ceremony, is the auspicious ritual in which a child’s head is shaved for the first time. The ceremony is performed for the long life of the child. There ceremony is believed ensure success in life. Usually Mundan ceremony is performed before the end of the first birthday of the child. In some regions and by some communities the Chudakarm Sanskar is performed before the third birthday.

The ceremony is usually performed in a temple which is famous for Mundan ceremony like Tirupati Balaji Temple.

It must be noted that the ceremony is also performed before the fifth or seventh birthday of the child.

The auspicious day for performing the ceremony is chosen after consulting an astrologer or after reading the regional Panchang.

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