Ritual Shaving of the Head

K.L.Kamat/Kamat's Potpourri
Ritual Shaving of the Head
Tonsuring of the Head
A son shaves off his hair in mourning the death of his father.

See also:
The Shaving of the Head Ritual, Going, Going, Gone!

 

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Death According  to Hinduism
Death in Hinduism

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Man Slicing his Throat with a DaggerHindu Death RitesThe Last Rites for a Dead ManGifting of the BrahminsFeeding of the River
You are hereThe Feeding of the RiverThe Pinda (Rice Ball) OfferingsSymbolic Re-burning of the DeadFuneral Rituals at a Waterfall
Self Immolation depicted in a Stone SculptureAntyeshti ProceedingsHindu Death Anniversary RitesJourney of the Dead to HeavenMan Weaving a Platform from Bamboo Strips
Yama with a Noose