Juttu Bidiso Function - Baby gets first hair cut. [ South Indian Bramhin's Tradition.]

The Baby 3 years of age grows over 12 inches long Hair.

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Baby Boy Born in South Indian Brahmin's Family.

A thousand year or more tradition among South Indian Brahmin Family is the first hair cut of a baby boy born at the age of 3 years.The number 3 is a significant number for several of the traditions with regards to this function.The age old given age is 3 and its strictly followed.However if the baby has very little hair it can be postponed to 5 years.This system calls for a celebration on a scale as affordable by the parents.Many do it in a very big way by calling more than 100 families of their caste and sect.Among Brahmin's Smarta is one caste and Babbur Kamme is one sect.What ever be the caste or sect if the bay is a pure Brahmin this function is a must.Hair grows on the top of your head.It is there fore considered that at most importance is given due its place and power.( There is proof that several people have done remarkable things with hair such as pulling a Railway Engine.) The hair which grows very fast at the age of 3 years becomes a problem for the hair management by the Mother.If it's a girl there is no problem they can manage but if its a boy the baby looks like a girl and people start calling it by feminine gender words like how old is she,what is her name,is she the first born,does she sleep well etc,etc.It is the mother's ego that makes her shout it' a boy not a girl.There is also the big problem of cleaning and drying.After cleaning if the water is left by over sight on the head the baby might catch cold or hair becomes tangled with itself and it will hurt the baby when the mother tries to comb the baby's hair.There may be scientific factors also such as the eyes getting affected due to the hair falling over the yes and the baby trying to see with a squinted position of the eye and later will try to see everything with a squinted eye,due to the habit if it's not trimmed.There is another risk of hair stinging on the eye ball several times a day which might micro dammage the eyes affecting the eye later in his life.Further a chance of his long hair might fall in to his meal and enter the stomac and get entangled there affecting his intestines.Considering that these factors the good old practice to have a Juttu which is a 1 inch diameter at the back of the head between the center of the ears just over the back of the neck was being kept for many years by the bramhins.Today its out of fashion and there fore we have plenty of Eye Clinics and Hospitals. There fore it's highly important that this more nano powerful part of the body is given a traditional celebration with in the family and in the most appropriate way as per the scriptures that say the how the procedure must be followed and what MANTRA has to be recited and for which other God is to be invoked,invited and invitations sent through the powerful MANTRA straight from Rig Veda recited to ward off any problems..

We have so many sub-sects in Brahmin's comLmunity and each sub-sect worships their traditional gods worshiped by their fore fathers.One sect worship's God Shiva and other Worships Lord Vishnu,thouse who worship Lord Shiva mark 3 lines of Ash taken from the Homa Kunda or the Fire Place where pooja's are made by offering various items of food and items such as Gold,Silver and Fabrics worn by holy presits who prescribe the items to be offered to Fire God who will transport it to the Lord Shiva.The other sect put rubber stamps of holy signs not with ink but with sandle wood paste.Both have common Gods being worshiped the most favorite God being Lord.Satyanarayan.

In this function that is First Hair Cut to the Baby Boy after his third birth day the parents after elders advise performed LORD SRI SATYANARAYAN'S POOJA. Relatives and friends of their community were invited who had the pooja seen and its benifits which was narated to them by the preist or purohit told with real incidences of how even being present at the pooja had done miracles.How few who neglected to receive the pooja prasad suffered.After Pooja all the Guests were given stemtuous tasty meals on plantain leaves.Pictures of Pooja and other interesting shots are presented in this Hub..

All decorations completed the pooja will start with Bell by the Purohit chanting the Mantra.( From Rig Veda )

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Flowers Decorated Photos of Lord.Ganapathi,Sri Swamy Satyanarayana and Sri Maha Laxmi are worshiped.

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The Chief Purohit will have his Assistants to help him in any way he directs.

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The Chief Purohit Starts the Pooja with Holy Mantra's from Rig Veda.

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Lady's Come to this function in traditional dress,Silk Sarees and Many types of Gold Jewalry No Jeans Allowed.

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A Lady with minimum Gold Jewelery.

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This Lady is Loaded with GOLD Jewelery up to her Ears.

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Pooja Dress but this Guest Say's he is SALMAN KHAN'S brother around here.

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Purohit is asking the baby's parents Prasad & Sumana if its OK to start ARATI, the completion of Pooja. & Start telling the effect of Pooja to all the Guests .

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As pooja is completed ARATI, which is camphors lighted on a silver plate & reciting a song is shown to God in a clock wise circle as long as you wish.

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The Logo of Mruthunjaya Maha Mantra.[ The Mantra which prevents all dangers.]

The Mantra:- Om Trayambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pustivardanam Urvarukamivabandanar Mruthror Mukshiya Mamrutat. 1001 times to be recited daily.
The Mantra:- Om Trayambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pustivardanam Urvarukamivabandanar Mruthror Mukshiya Mamrutat. 1001 times to be recited daily. | Source

Sweets made of 100% Pure Ghee called as SAJJIGE are kept as offerings to God.

SAJJIGE SO SWEET YOU WONT GO WITH OUT TAKING SEVERAL SPOONS.YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO GO.
SAJJIGE SO SWEET YOU WONT GO WITH OUT TAKING SEVERAL SPOONS.YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO GO. | Source

Food items for Lunch are also to be kept as offerings to God prepared by 100% Pure Bramhins.

THERE WILL BE 4 COURSE MEAL WITH $ COURSE OF DIFFERENT SWEETS WITH ICE CREAM AFTER FINAL 5th COURSE FINAL CURDS BATH.( ALL GUESTS WERE GIVEN GIFTS ALSO )
THERE WILL BE 4 COURSE MEAL WITH $ COURSE OF DIFFERENT SWEETS WITH ICE CREAM AFTER FINAL 5th COURSE FINAL CURDS BATH.( ALL GUESTS WERE GIVEN GIFTS ALSO ) | Source

Maha Mangalarathi followed by a hefty Lunch.

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The Baby's parents must traditionally sit near the place of pooja ( hardly followed by present generation ) and receive blessing on the occasion by the guests w

HARD TO FIND SUCH GOD FEARING PARENTS WHO PLEASE ELDERS AND FOLLOW THEIR TRADITION FOR PEACE AND PROSPERITY.
HARD TO FIND SUCH GOD FEARING PARENTS WHO PLEASE ELDERS AND FOLLOW THEIR TRADITION FOR PEACE AND PROSPERITY. | Source

You may pray to God with your Eyes OPEN says one lady guest.

ONE LADY PRAYS WITH EYES OPEN IS SHE PRAYING OR THINKING OF DOING THIS POOJA IN HER HOME.
ONE LADY PRAYS WITH EYES OPEN IS SHE PRAYING OR THINKING OF DOING THIS POOJA IN HER HOME. | Source

TheChief Purohit and his student Assts must be served meal first - Strict Pure Bramhin Tradition.

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All items in the Meal are kept on a Plantain Leaf and after sprinkling water by wet Hand purified and offered to God saying 'SWAHA', 'SWAHA', 'SWAHA'

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Checking the Guest Move if any towords Dining Hall.

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Let's Go the Dining Hall is opened.

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These are very tasty fried deep in boiling oil called as AMBODE served just one piece only.[ You can ask for more but no one asks as there is much more items to

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Puri just crispy deep fried in boiling oil a rare item in south Indian meal but it's welcome by all. It is eaten with a mixture of veggi's curry called as Sagu.

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Hot & Salty Chilly served just 2 nos.Take one squezee it over Rice ask for a spoon of Ghee mix it the heaped rice on your leaf take a fistfull make it a Ball se

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Lot of Almonds in Milk with dry fruits boiled and sugar to taste stirred served to control your burn if any in the mouth.

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Steamed Rice served many times in heaps to be mixed on the leaf of yours to go with Kutu,Majjigehuli,Rasam ending with Curds.

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Crispy Tangy Salty Oil Fried Papad's served just once by tradition never asked by guests again nor by the hosts.

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Waiting for Green light in this case A shout from a cook "Start Your Meal".

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My Wife and Me enjoy free food on a big Plantain Leaf.

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purnimamoh1982 4 years ago

Dear skgrao, You are no doubt a great hubber. I enjoyed going through this hub of yours. I do not want to congratulate you for this great hub, but want to thank you for highlighting our tradition in a global forum. As days pass on we tend to forget our origins. Your hub reminds me of the unique cultural heritage owned and managed by Indians since time immemorial. Voted up and followed you. Kindly visit some of my hubs and post your comments.


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skgrao 4 years ago from Bangalore City - INDIA. Author

Thanks sweaty I will visit your Hub.

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