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Tapan and Anita Kant, who had been married here at Parmarth, on the banks of Mother Ganga in 2004 brought their beautiful daughter Simran here for her sacred mundan cer- emony (the chudakarana sanskara or first hair cut). This sanskara is performed typically during the first or third year of age when the child’s original, first hair growth is shaved. According to the sages, the hair from birth is associated with undesirable traits from past lives. Thus at the time of the mundan, the child is freshly shaven to signify freedom from the past and moving into It is also said that the shaving of the hair stimulates proper growth of the brain and nerves. The chudakarana sanskara is also said to bring long life to the recipient and it is performed as a special ceremony in most homes.

Here at Parmarth, sacred Vedic mantras are chanted and puja is performed for the child. The barber then gently cuts his/her hair while our young rishikumars sing and clap loudly to try to keep the child engaged and happy!

After the ceremony, Tapan and Anita brought Simrin to Pujya Swamiji for His blessings.







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