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Visiting one of the many holy temples of Tamil Nadu I was alarmed by a noise that appeared to be an extremely irritated baby crying. I followed the cries which led me to a small temple. I peered into an open window to find a father tightly clutching his young son while a priest with a straight razor shaved off the hair from the baby’s head. When the ceremony was over the baby’s head was washed with holy water(gangaial) then a paste of turmeric and sandalwood was applied to his bare head. It is believed that sandalwood cools the scalp and turmeric helps in the healing of any cuts. This ceremony is a common tradition of Hinduism, it is called Mundan and followed by every Hindu family of India. The belief is that a baby is born with undesirable traits from its past life. The ceremony helps to rid all of the impurities so the baby will have good fortune. It is also supposed to stimulate proper growth of the brain and nerves of the baby. #tamilnadu #india #holy #travelawesome #travel #roamtheplanet #ig_mood #ig_shotz #ig_masterpiece #ig_captures #instagram #instalike #instagood #l4l #follow #followme #lensculture #streetstyle #holy #culture #shavedhead #natgeotravelpic #picoftheday #people #hindu #sight_people #people_infinity_ #kings_third_age #kings_works #baby #eyesofchildrenaroundtheworld

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Early Monday morning you can feel the people bustling around in the town of Kochi, India. They unbolt and raise their garage doors, sweep the floors and prepare for the foot traffic of the day. It’s a bit of a flea market or scavenger hunt searching every nook and cranny for just a part, trinket or chain to do the job. #kochi #india #chainreaction #travelawesome #travel #roamtheplanet #instagram #instalike #instagood #ig_mood #ig_shotz #lensculture #people_infinity_ #sight_people #kings_third_age #kings_works #l4l #follow #followme #world #world_shotz #garagesale #natgeotravelpic #picoftheday #natgeotravel #ig_myshots

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This elderly gray-haired woman sat on a concrete curb in Chennai India. She appeared so elegant draped in her fuchsia silk sari and gold and jewels. Her face covered in a yellow turmeric paste known for its unique healing qualities. On the center of her forehead was a Bindi which is very important and integral part of the Indian culture. The gold and diamond stud in her nose can be relatively large and ornate depending on local customs and cultural equirements. Every element tells a story. #people_infinity_ #sight_people #travelawesome #travel #ig_mood #ig_shotz #ig_color #ig_respect #ig_captures #sarinotsorry #pink #l4l #follow #followme #lensculture #streetstyle #world #world_shotz #portrait_perfection #portrait #people #beauty #turmeric #india

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