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Image: Mundan Ceremony

Date: October 3 2008
Time Period: 2008
Medium: 4 x 6 inchesĀ  Color photo
Summary: A Hindu priest is shown cutting Shavetta's son, Romi Gupta's hair. Romi was eight months old at the time of the ceremony. This hair-cutting ceremony took place on a predetermined auspicious day. The ceremony must occur in either the first or third year of the child's life. Later, the hair is given as an offering at the temple to the Hindu gods. The ceremony occurred at a Hindu temple in Flushing, NY.
Subject: Hindu temples [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh85133762],Culture [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh85034755]

Related Place

Flushing (New York, N.Y.) (depicts)

Related Collection

Queens Memory Collection at the Archives at Queens Library (is part of)

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