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Tonsuring or Removal of Hair in Temples – Why Do Hindus Shave Hair at Sacred Places or Temples?

It is a Hindu religious practice to remove hair on head in temples and sacred places. But why do Hindus shave or tonsure hair at sacred places? There is a prevalent belief that one’s sins stick to one’s hair and are exterminated by the removal.

The ritual procedure is to take the razor in the hand along with the darba grass and cut the hair on the right side first, then a little from the front, and then from the whole head.