Hindus conduct puja whenever they start something significant, whether stepping into an essential phase of life or buying something expensive. Hindus perform pooja when they buy a new vehicle, new house, new office, baby shower, marriage, etc. Just like that, when Mundan is done, a new phase of the baby’s life starts. Mundan is the first haircut a baby gets.
Mundan is done according to a Muhrat, and the pandit does the puja and Homa. Mundan takes place at a shrine or a temple. There are both scientific and religious reasons behind Mundan.
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What Is Mundan Puja?
Hindu culture has many different traditions and rituals that one follows from birth to death. One such crucial ceremony that is performed for the baby is the Mundan ceremony or Mundan Sanskar puja. Shaving off the hair from a child’s head is part of this ceremony. It is the first time after birth that the baby gets a haircut and has no hair on their head.
In some parts of India, only male children undergo Mundan. However, in most parts of India, the Mundan is done for girls also. In many ways, all of these are related to Hindu beliefs about rebirth and past lives. The date and time of doing the child’s Mundan should be as per the Hindu calendar and the astrological horoscope of the child. After consulting the child’s horoscope, the priest determines the Mahurat date and time.
Mundan Puja Muhurat 2022-2023
|January 23, 2023, Monday||07:25 AM to 07:25 AM January 24|
|January 27, 2023, Friday||06:36 PM to 07:24 AM January 28|
|February 3, 2023, Friday||06:18 AM to 06:58 PM|
|February 10, 2023, Friday||07:58 AM to 07:18 AM, February 11|
|February 24, 2023, Friday||03:44 AM to 12:31 AM February 25|
|March 1, 2023, Wednesday||07:05 AM to 09:52 AM|
|March 2, 2023, Thursday||12:43 PM to 07:55 PM|
|March 9, 2023, Friday||04:20 AM t0 09:21 AM February 10|
|March 18, 2023, Saturday||02:46 AM to 06:49 AM|
|April 14, 2023, Friday||11:13 PM to 06:23 AM April 15|
|April 24, 2023, Monday||08:25 AM to 02:07 AM April 25|
|April 26, 2023, Wednesday||11:28 AM to 01:39 PM April 27|
|May 3, 2023, Wednesday||06:09 AM to 11:50 PM|
|May 8, 2023, Monday||06:06 AM to 07:19 AM|
|May 11, 2023, Thursday||10:17 PM to 09:07 AM May 12|
|May 17, 2023, Wednesday||07:39 AM to 10:28 PM|
|May 22, 2023, Monday||06:00 AM to 10:37 AM|
|May 24, 2023, Wednesday||05:59 AM to 03:01 AM May 25|
|May 30, 2023, Tuesday||04:29 AM to 05:58 AM|
|June 1, 2023, Thursday||01:39 PM to 06:53 AM Jun 2|
|June 7, 2023, Thursday||09:51 PM to 06:59 PM Jun 8|
|June 10, 2023, Saturday||3:09:00 AM to 05:57 AM|
|June 14, 2023, Wednesday||05:57 AM to 08:48 AM|
|June 19, 2023, Tuesday||08:10 PM to 05:58 AM|
|June 21, 2023, Wednesday||05:58 AM to 03:10 PM|
|June 28, 2023, Thursday||06:00 AM to 03:19 AM Jun 29|
Significance & Importance of Mundan Puja
Mundan Puja holds great significance in Hinduism. It is linked to the Hindu belief in reincarnation and past life in many ways. Mundan is a way of creating new beginnings, hoping, and praying for better adherence to god’s way. According to Hindu beliefs, there have been some flaws in our previous lives that we should correct in this lifetime to get Moksha. The significance of the Mundan ceremony is related to that as they believe that performing this ritual frees the child from accumulating their bad Karma in the previous life. It is only after considering this metaphysical rationale that other more physical attributes are considered for the Mundan of the child.
Benefits of Mundan Puja
Hindus believe doing a Mundan puja purifies the child and has other benefits. Some of the benefits of doing Mundan Puja are:
- It relieves the infant of his previous negativity in life.
- It grants longevity and a promising future.
- It shields the kid from negative energies.
- It purifies the baby’s soul and body.
- It aids in keeping the kid’s head cool, mainly in the sizzling summer months.
- It aids in relieving headaches and discomforts induced by teething.
- The child’s hair is uneven when they are born, and shaving their head enhances the even development of the child’s hair.
- When a baby is exposed to sunlight without clothing and hair, its body absorbs vitamin D faster and more effectively.
Samagri List for Mundan Puja
- Panchamrit Milk
- Ganga Jal
- Saffron (Kesar)
- Haldi (Turmeric)
- Roli (Kumkum)
- Moli (Kalava)
- Whole Supari 11
- Balls Pan Leaves 5-7
- Red Cloth 1 – ¼ yards
- Rice 1/2 lb
- For Hair Ghee 1 lb
- Agarbatti 1 Packet
- 5 different kinds of Flowers
- Dry Fruit11 lbs Mix any 5 or 7 different types of nuts.
- 2 Bunch Green Cardamoms,
- Mishri 1 Packet Each
- Lota (Kalash) 1 Not New
- Thalis 3-4 Not New
- Steel Katori (Bowls) 3-4 Not New
- Steel Glass 3-4 Not New
- Steel Spoons 3-4 Not New
- Paper Towel 1
- Match Box 1
- Aluminum Foil 1
- Paper Products (Spoons, Bowls, napkins, brown lunch bags, and small 3 oz cups)
- Aluminum Tray small 3
Mundan Puja Ritual
One should perform the Mundan on an auspicious date at a precise time. The pandit decides the date and time of the Mundan, considering the baby’s time of birth. Pandit performs a homam, and the mom sits with the baby in her lap, facing the west of the homam fire.
While chanting sacred hymns, the pandit shaves a part of the child’s hair. The barber shaves off the remaining hair after the ritual is done. In a few families, the father conducts the initial ritual rather than the pandit. Pandit washes the shaven head with sacred water from the Ganga and applies a blend of sandalwood and turmeric. In addition to cooling the head, this mixture increases the speed of the recovery of any cuts and nicks. The parents offer the shaved hair to a god or a holy river such as the Ganga. It is possible that your priest will provide you with another way of disposing of the hair. It is common in some cultures to leave a tuft of hair on the head (also called Shikha or Choti). It is believed that the Shikha protects the brain.
In Hindu culture, one has to perform many puja ceremonies throughout their life. Because of this fast and busy life, conducting a puja is challenging even for devotees. Taking out time for preparations for the puja ceremony could lead to a time crunch for your work which could lead to stress, and not performing the puja in the right way could hamper your peace of mind. You do not have to worry anymore; SmartPuja is here to take care of every tiny detail of your puja ceremony. We believe in performing the puja in the same way, rituals, passion, devotion, and sincerity that you would have put into the puja. SmartPuja is your one-stop solution for any puja you want to conduct. Some of the pooja ceremonies that we offer are:
- Girha Pravesh Puja
- Namakaran Sanskar
- Vastu Shanti Puja
- Vahan Puja
- Diwali lakshmi Puja
- Navratri Durga Puja
We have a team of scholarly pandits who is highly experienced and has gained all the Vedic knowledge. We do a thorough background check before adding any pandit to our team, so you can rest assured of the authenticity of the pandits. We also provide all the puja Samagri, such as flowers, coconut, camphor, etc., according to the pooja ceremony. We also offer pooja services in various languages in all the cities. Not only the pandit speaks that language, but he also knows all the rituals and customs followed in that part of India. We also provide the pandits for the poojas not listed on the website. You just have to get in touch with us and let us know. SmartPuja offers all these services in Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Delhi NCR, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai, and Pune.
How To Book Pandits With SmartPuja?
To book a pandit from SmartPuja for the Mundan puja ceremony is easy.
1. Visit our website www.smartpuja.com,
2. Choose your location.
3. Select the Mundan puja.
3. Select the preferred language, date, and package, and click on add to cart
4. Your browser will redirect you to the cart page, where you can add extra services if you want, and you have the option of paying 30% in advance or the full amount.
5. You will then redirect to the final page, where you have to enter your details like
- Full Name:
- E-mail Address:
- Mobile Number:
- Date of Puja:
- Location Address:
After completing the process, you will get a confirmation e-mail and SMS. We will also share the list of household items you will have to provide before the puja, such as bowls, plates, spoons, etc. That is all from your side; SmartPuja will manage all arrangements.
When you book a pandit from SmartPuja, all the responsibilities are ours. You and your family must relax and seek the deity’s blessings. If you opt for a 30% advance payment, you will have to pay the remaining amount after the puja ends. If you would like to conduct a puja not listed on the website, you can contact us by E-mail, Whatsapp, or phone, and we will arrange it solely for you.
FAQs Related To Mundan Puja
The tonsure ceremony is also known as the Mundan ceremony. In this, the hair of the child is shaved off for the first time.
Children are said to benefit from Mundan Sanskar when they receive it because it brings good health, success, and luck.
Hindus perform the Mundan ceremony between four months and three years after a child is born.
Hindus follow Mundan Ceremony.
Yes, besides religious benefits, it also has scientific benefits. It purifies the soul of the baby.
It has benefits like good hair growth and helping absorb Vitamin D faster.