To day, our grand daughter Nandhini completes her first year as per Hindu Calender. As per our custom her hair was tonsured and ears borred and adorned with diamond stud.
It's truly an ordeal for this little lady. But, a ceremony and a ritual we always do to all children upon completion of the first year. The effect of ordeal is well expressed in her face.
Nandhini is the younger sister of Nandhithaa and second daughter of our daughter Vidhya. This little beauty went through these pleasant ordeals sitting pretty on my lap.
(Shall upload more picture later to elucidate our flickr friends)
(As an antiseptic and coolant, paste of Sandal wood and Turmeric are applied on the shaven head and the marks on fore head are , The Holy Ash and Vermiilion applied as symbols of Hinduism) Tradition and Family customs are valued and very much kept alive.
THIS SHOT WAS CLICKED WITH THE CAMERA IN RIGHT HAND WHEN THE BABY WAS HELD IN MYLEFT ARMS ) This function took place at a famous hindu temple at Vadapalani, Chennai.
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