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Chūḍākarma popularly known as Chaulaṃ is a saṃskāra that is performed at the age of three. This saṃskāra is instructed to be performed by the trauvarṇikas, i.e. brāmaṇa, kṣatriya and vaiśya.
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<blockquote>Viśikhō vyupavītaśca yat karoti na tat kṛtaṃ</blockquote>
  
<blockquote>Chūḍākarma dvijātīnām sarveṣāmeva dharmataḥ| prathamebde tṛtīyevā kartavyam śrutichodanāt||<ref>manusmṛti, smṛti muktāphalaṃ, p.83</ref></blockquote>
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Chūḍākarma popularly known as Chaulaṃ is a saṃskāraḥ that is performed at the age of three. This saṃskāraḥ is instructed to be performed by the trauvarṇikāḥ, i.e. brāmaṇaḥ, kṣatriyaḥ and vaiśyaḥ. This saṃskāraḥ is prescribed only for boys. In the Indian tradition, many physical signs/ styles are introduced like yagṅōpavītaṃ for men and mangalasūtraṃ for women. These signify their bondage with the tradition. Śikhā is considered to be one of the most important components in a dharmic life. That is why the anuṣṭānaṃ did without a śikhā or yagṅōpavītaṃ is considered nullified.
  
Chūḍā means lock of hair mostly on the center part of the head. Till this saṃskāra is performed the child's hair is not cut or shaved. For the first time the boy's head is shaved with a portion of hair left mostly in the center part of the head. This saṃskāra is performed without mantra and shaving of the hair for the girl child. As the female is not permitted to shave her head till ones husband's death, this saṃskāra is performed by just cutting small portion of hair in all four directions and in the center.
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<blockquote>Cūḍāyāḥ karaṇaṃ</blockquote>
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Chūḍā means lock of hair mostly on the center part of the head, which is popularly known as śikhā also. karma means the procedure or work. So, Chūḍākarma is the saṃskāraḥ where the father is installing a śikhā on the head of the boy.   
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<blockquote>Chūḍākarma dvijātīnām sarveṣāmeva dharmataḥ|
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prathamebde tṛtīyevā kartavyam śrutichodanāt||<ref>manusmṛti, smṛti muktāphalaṃ, p.83</ref></blockquote>
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Till this saṃskāra is performed the child's hair is not cut or shaved. For the first time, the boy's head is shaved with a portion of hair left mostly in the center part of the head. This saṃskāra is performed without mantra and shaving of the hair for the girl child. As the female is not permitted to shave her head till ones husband's death, this saṃskāra is performed by just cutting a small portion of hair in all four directions and in the center.
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Chaulaṃ/Chūḍākarma

Viśikhō vyupavītaśca yat karoti na tat kṛtaṃ

Chūḍākarma popularly known as Chaulaṃ is a saṃskāraḥ that is performed at the age of three. This saṃskāraḥ is instructed to be performed by the trauvarṇikāḥ, i.e. brāmaṇaḥ, kṣatriyaḥ and vaiśyaḥ. This saṃskāraḥ is prescribed only for boys. In the Indian tradition, many physical signs/ styles are introduced like yagṅōpavītaṃ for men and mangalasūtraṃ for women. These signify their bondage with the tradition. Śikhā is considered to be one of the most important components in a dharmic life. That is why the anuṣṭānaṃ did without a śikhā or yagṅōpavītaṃ is considered nullified.

Cūḍāyāḥ karaṇaṃ

Chūḍā means lock of hair mostly on the center part of the head, which is popularly known as śikhā also. karma means the procedure or work. So, Chūḍākarma is the saṃskāraḥ where the father is installing a śikhā on the head of the boy.

Chūḍākarma dvijātīnām sarveṣāmeva dharmataḥ| prathamebde tṛtīyevā kartavyam śrutichodanāt||[1]
Till this saṃskāra is performed the child's hair is not cut or shaved. For the first time, the boy's head is shaved with a portion of hair left mostly in the center part of the head. This saṃskāra is performed without mantra and shaving of the hair for the girl child. As the female is not permitted to shave her head till ones husband's death, this saṃskāra is performed by just cutting a small portion of hair in all four directions and in the center.



  1. manusmṛti, smṛti muktāphalaṃ, p.83