Mundan is the very first ceremony for kid and an important celebration for the Hindu communities. It is considered as purification ceremony. It is performed first or third year of of a child’s life. The first hairstyle is an essential ritual and it is regarded that cutting the hair eliminates previous life negativity of the kid. Some believe that a mundan bestows a durability, a better upcoming and also helps to protect the kid from the wicked eye. In some areas, the hair on a newborn baby head is regarded as impure and Mundan Vidhi is the solution for making kid pure.
Mundan Vidhi is to be conducted after consulting with Panditji. Take bath before pooja, decorate home with door hanging, garlands etc. Parents of the kid also wear dress which is suitable for pooja e.g. Zabba Paijama, dhoti kurta etc, kid’s mother also wear sari or dress according to choice and suitability for pooja. At the time of pooja people should be Careful and make sure that the sari or any aspect of outfit does not get in touch with any flame.
How mundan ceremony performed?
A havan is performed by a Panditji. On this ceremony people who came in ceremony bring cloths for the child as gift. After ending pooja prashad is distributed to all the members. The mother sits with the kid in her lap and face the holy fireplace. Pandit removes the part of hairs from the child head by chanting mantras. After that barber shaves off the rest of the hair. Then head is washed with gangajal. The shaved off hair is offered to River.
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