Mundan ceremony is one of the Shodasha Sanskar (Solah Sanskar – 16 Vedic sanskars) in Hinduism. It is the eighth Hindu ritual of 16 Sanskara.
As per the ‘Grhya Sutras’ Mundana ceremony should take place at the end of the first year of before the end of third year. If missed, baby’s first haircut should be done in seventh year.
Nowadays, most of the Hindus performing Kesha Kandana or Chudakarana sanskar during child’s 1st, 3rd, 5th or 7th years. The even years like 2nd, 4th or 6th years should be avoided for Keshakhandana ceremony.
Apart from these common Panchanga shuddi checks, the general astrological quality based on the horoscope for the moment is also analysed. Also, the factors such as Solar and Lunar eclipses, Sankranti and Sandhyakalam are considered during the Muhurtha search.
There are variations in regional practices for selecting Muhurta for Tonsure. You are advised to take these factors also into consideration while selecting a Muhurtha from the list of time slots provided by Hindupad.
It is advisable to conduct Tonsure Ceremony in the 3rd or 5th years of birth.
For Customised and personalised Keshakhandana Muhurtham, write to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line of ‘Keshakhandan Muhurat’. Please note that this is a paid service.
The list of auspicious dates, days and muhurats for Mundan in 2019
25 January 2019, Friday – Hasta Nakshatra, Auspicious Time = 4th Lagna.
6 February 2019, Wednesday – Shatabhisha Nakshatra, Auspicious Time = 12th Lagna
7 February 2019, Thursday – Shatabhisha Nakshatra, Auspicious Time = 12th Lagna
16 May 2019, Thursday – Chitra Nakshatra. Auspicious Time = 3rd & 4th Lagna
12 June 2019, Wednesday – Hasta Nakshatra. Auspicious Time = 3rd & 4th Lagna.
12 June 2019, Wednesday – Chitra Nakshatra. Auspicious Time = 6th Lagna.
11 July 2019, Thursday – Swati Nakshatra. Auspicious Time = 4th Lagna.
16 July 2019, Tuesday – Chandra Grahan.
26 December 2019, Thursday – Surya Grahan. Auspicious Time = Moola Nakshatra.
27 January 2020, Monday – Shatabhisha Nakshatra.
28 February 2020, Friday – Ashwini Nakshatra.
11 March 2020, Wednesday – Hasta Nakshatra.
13 March 2020, Friday – Swati Nakshatra.