Puja Services

Chudakarana (hair offering)

Chudakaran is a religious ceremony as old as the Vedic period, consisting of wetting the hair, prayer to the raiser, invitation to the barber, cutting the hair with Vedic verses and wishes for long life, prosperity, valor and even progeny of the child. The purpose of the Sanskara as prescribed in the scriptures is the achievement of long life of the child. According to Sushruta, "the shaving and cutting of hair and nails removes impurities, gives delight, prosperity, courage and happiness" . Charaka says, "Cutting and dressing of hair, beard, nails gave strength, vigor, vitality, life, purity and beauty". The ceremony takes place at the end of the first year or before the expiry of the third year.

Service Charges: At Home - $151
  At Temple - $101

Note: There will be an extra gas charge of $.50 per mile. No charge if Panditji is picked up and dropped back after the puja.

Please respect the services of the Panditji by being generous with the Dakshina. We suggest a minimum of 30% of the fees.