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2017-05 Photos- Hair Shaving

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HAIR SHAVING ON 8 MAY 2017:

 

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Hair shaving for female participants:

The day begin at 5am plus whereby Khun Mae started to shave the hair of ladies who plan to undergo ordination for nun.

 

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Above: Our participant from Singapore who connected through us via this website. She came last year as a 8 preceptor and she has decided to undergo ordination as a nun this Wesak. Sadhu to her.

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Above: Malaysian participant who have been staying for many years in Australia.

Hair Shaving for Male Participants

Hair shaving for male participants begun after breakfast on 8 May 2017.

 

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First, shampoo is applied to the hair before shaving.

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Kubah performed the hair shaving for all the male participants.

 

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The shaved hair placed on a banana leaf cutting with flowers placed on top. The same like what was practiced hundreds of years ago.

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Above: Rubbing turmeric on the body. It symbolises removal of impurities and that the participant is embarking on a newly ordained life.

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After that, the turmeric would be washed off…..symbolising the washing off of impurities.

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