When the child becomes one year old, three years or at the age of fifth or seventh year, his/her hair gets cut which is called Mundan Sanskara. It is believed that if she is a daughter, her Mundan ritual is done at the age of one year. This sacrament strengthens the head of the child and increases the ability to acquire knowledge and skills. Also, the germs sticking in the hair of the baby are destroyed by which the baby gets immense health benefits.
Significance of Sanskara:
In Hinduism, it is necessary to clean the skull of the infant by removing the germs which has been born at the time of the delivery over the child’s head, which is called Choora Karma Sanskar. This ceremonial rite of Brahmins is famous and popular world-wide. Awareness is very essential for the systematic intellectual growth of the child, the removal of bad thoughts, and the development of superior ideas, in a subtle sense. With this, taking a resolution of Shikha Staphana (establishing a crest) is also connected. We are the followers of the superior sage culture, we have to remain loyal and strive for the best ideals; To keep this resolve awake, Shikha Staphana is established as the flag of culture on the head of the body, in the form of symbolism.
Traditional methods of doing Choodakaram Sanskar
It is believed that when the baby comes out of the womb, her hair becomes impure at that time. The method of removing the head impurities of the baby is called the knit cremation or Choodakaram Sanskar.
-Choodakaram Sanskar is conducted for child’s mental health and to make sure that he can utilize his mind with positivity in a meaningful way.
-This Sanskar should be done by looking at auspicious time.
-Choodakaram Sanskar is performed at a holy religious pilgrimage site or if you are doing this ritual at home, then it is mandatory to conclude the customs by Satyanarayan Puja.
-It is believed that the ritualistic rites done for the child also get the benefit of the divine atmosphere of the religious place.
- In the Hindu scriptures, it is said that- “तेन ते आयुषे वपामि सुश्लोकाय स्वस्त्ये”. It implies that the child gains longevity by the sacraments of Mundan Sanskar.
Mundan Sanskar Muhurat- -Mundan Sanskar should be done when the child becomes 1, 3, 5, 7 years old.
Auspicious month: Chaitra, Vaishakh, Jyeshtha, Asadh, Magh and Phalgun.
Shukla Paksha: 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 11 or 13.
Krishna Paksha: till 5th.
Favourable Day: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
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