There are 16 sankars performed in the Hindu religion, right from birth to death. Mundan Sanskar is the 8th sanskar in which the head of the child is shaved. It is believed that shaving off the child’s hair frees him/her from the karma of his past years. Not just religiously, but medically as well, it is believed to be beneficial for a child’s health. The Mundan Sanskar is performed usually in the odd years for a boychild, like 3, 5 or 7 and in even years for a girlchild. It is said that Mundan Sanskar bestows the child with good health, prosperity and good luck.
As per the Hindu scriptures, Mundan Sanskar plays a significant role in a child’s life as it relives their inner body heat and keeps their head cool and stimulates the growth of their nerves and brain. It is also believed to be helpful in reducing the headache caused due to the occurrence of the first teeth of babies. It also aids in promoting the good and healthy growth of hairs.