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.
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.
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.
First, shampoo is applied to the hair before shaving.
Kubah performed the hair shaving for all the male participants.
The shaved hair placed on a banana leaf cutting with flowers placed on top. The same like what was practiced hundreds of years ago.
Above: Rubbing turmeric on the body. It symbolises removal of impurities and that the participant is embarking on a newly ordained life.
After that, the turmeric would be washed off…..symbolising the washing off of impurities.