Chudakarana Sanskar

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Chudakarana Sanskar

Also known as ‘Mundan‘. The first time cutting of hair on the child’s head. Chuda means the lock of tuft of hair, kept on the head when the remaining part is shaved (i.e. the Shikha).

  1. Let’s first learn the significance and importance of Chudakarana Sanskar.
  2. Then we will learn about the Puja items.
  3. We will do Panch Peeth puja.
  4. We will conclude the Chudakarana Sanskar with a small Yagna.
STEP 1: Let’s understand Chudakarana Sanskar

Watch the video to know the significance and importance of this Chudakarana Sanskar.

STEP 2: Let’s Collect Puja Items for Chudakarana Sanskar & Learn their Significance
  • Rice
  • Sandalwood
  • Moli (red thread)
  • Roli (red powder)
  • Lamp
  • Incense sticks
  • Coconut
  • Flowers
  • Sweets, Fruits
  • Water
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Curd (Yogurt)
  • Clarified butter (Ghee)
  • Honey
  • Dry fruits
  • Yagyopavit (sacred thread)
STEP 3: Let’s understand Chudakarana Sanskar

First we will do the panch peeth puja
Let's follow the video through this step.

STEP 5: Now Let's Perform Havan

We will conclude the Chudakarana Sanskar ceramony with a small havan or yagna.
Watch and follow along with the video to perform the havan.

We will conclude Chudakarana Sanskar with the aarti or Shanti Path

Let’s do the Shanti Path.

Puja is considered complete after we offer dakshina


Regional Information For Chudakarana Sanskar

Chudakarana Sanskar

Vedas have defined the way of living for each individual in a very scientific and well defined manner. Sanskars are one of the means to reach this goal. An individual right from his birth till the death has to perform these 16 Sanskars or Stages. The literal meaning of the word “Sanskar” means cleansing the bad things out from someone and preparing him for the next phase in life. The Sanskars are performed for the Mental, physical, behavioral, and spiritual balance and progress of an individual. These ceremonies are vital for a human being to change his mind and means as well as fresh challenges.

Also known as ‘Mundan‘. The first time cutting of hair on the child’s head. Chura means the lock of tuft of hair, kept on the head when the remaining part is shaved (i.e. the Shikha). The Chudakarana Sanskar ceremony is to be performed on an auspicious day after the age of one year. It is believed that this ceremony helps for the development of power, better understanding and for long life of the child.

Barber is called at home and then the barber’s knife is worshipped. Divide the child’s hair in five parts and tie with moli or sacred thread. Then barber shave the child’s hair very gently and after shaving the hair yogurt or butter is rubbed on the head of the child. Collect all the hair and dispose at holy places like Jwalaji temple, Chintpurni temple or according to the family tradition or some people dispose the hair in the flowing river like Ganges.

After the Chudakarana Sanskar ceremony relatives and friends give blessings to the child and food is being served.