By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Kesanta, KeZAnta, Keshaanta
Keśānta literally means ‘shaving the hair on the head’.
This ritual consists of shaving the head and also the hair on other parts of the body such as the chin and the arm-pits. This sanskāra gradually went out of vogue.
- Go means hair.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore