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  Hair Care: My head shave experience at Tirumala
Name: Jolly Person
Date: 2008-01-14
Hai friends

My hair offering experience

During my school days and college days, I taken a vow to offer my hair to lord venkateswara, if I scoring good marks and placements, after those dreams come true, I was very happy and decided to offer my hair to lord balaji with pleasure. So to fulfill my vow I had decided to take a trip to tirumala on Saturday night. After finishing my office work I started to tirumala from Bangalore, my thoughts are filled with lord venkateswara and the hair offering ceremony, after a long time I am going to hair offering (Complete head shave, I remembered, I had cried a lot during my hair offering at childhood) but this time totally with joyful heart. I had taken a white dhoti, shirt, and other kit, around 6:30 pm I started from my house, 7:30pm majestic bus stop, from there direct bus to tirumala, totally a different feeling, around 5:30am I had reached the tirumala, during my travel, I had a chat with the neighbour in the bus, he also going to offer his hair, then after reaching the holy place of tirumala, I was little bit nervous and shivering since it is December then we reached kalyanakatta, not that much rush, I was asked to stand in a queue to get the ticket, the person who is issuing a tonsure ticket asked “r u going to head shave?” I told “yes” then he given me a ticket and blade, then I entered in to the tonsure hall, I was so much excited by seeing the hair offering ceremony, because that is the first time I am seeing with all the ladies, gents, mens, womens, teenagers are offering their hair, then I went nearer to one of the barber as he was busy with the another person, he asked me to prepare for the offering of the hair, I was asked to wet my hair with water, after he had finished, I sat in front of the barber with crosslegged, by chanting the lord venkateswara name, he asked me the blade, once again he wet the hair, and then he changed the blade in the straight razor, mean time I touch feel my hair before it is going to be offered, any how happy to offer my hair, he started on the middle of my head with a little bald, that second a unexplainable joyous feeling will pleasure was started, some peaceful happy thoughts, then he started slowly enlarging the bald, within a minute I feel my half of my head shave is over, then he started in the front and the side, finally shave and mustard, almost my full head shave is over, he asked me to get up as it is over, the total head is feeling the cool breeze, first time touching my head without hair. Then taken a bath and chandan on the head, First I visited purshkarini, and Sri Varahaswamy temple, Since not that much rush I went for the free darshan around 7 hrs to get the darshan of Lord Venkateswara mean time I chanted Vishnu sahasranama, baghavat gita. Till having the darshan I haven’t seen my bald head, after that I had seen, very much excited by seeing the new look, then that night itself I returned to Bangalore. That Monday I taken a leave for office. The next I distributed the prasadham to my collegues, all were given different comments about my new look. First day little bit shy to go to office, then I used to it.

Actually it is a good experience of offering our hair, equal to offering our ego in front of the superstitious, that too with the chanting of Lord Venkateswara. This Hair care message board given me the courage to fulfill my vow and thanks for that.

Sarvam Krishnarpanamastu.

Name: niketan
Subject:  all the best
Date: 2012-11-19
i dint know that hair shave is so popular amongs our generation so much..go guys go
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Name: radhika
Subject:  Headshave
Date: 2008-04-25
Hi Ramya, Even my husband is asking me to tonsure in Tirumala who plan to go next weekend. Still, I am in dilemma and not much interested to loose my hair. I am very much shy and fear to do.
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Name: Arjun
Subject:  Tonsuring @ tirumala
Date: 2008-05-01
Hi.. Greetings 2 all..

As i planned 2 go 4 tirumala we reached their on last sat(25th april) mng by 5 am. We went 2 my uncles place n took rest 4 sumtime n had my bath.. Then n the mng i went 2 movie with my cousin. Then we bak home n spent time til evening n we all went 2 a family friend´ s marriage n came bak 2 home around 10:30 @ night.. Then i slept off n n d early by 5.30 in d morning i went 2 tirumala n with my dad n bus n i reached d hills by 6.15 am.. I went directly 2 kalyana katta to get my head shaved but i saw a huge crowd over there n i thought it l get later cos r darshan was by 11 am.. so i went 2 another place wer we can get tonsured but even their i saw d same que but their they said me dat they l issue tokens by 10. 30 am.. I felt bad n again i went bak 2 kalyana katta n stood n the que.. it took me 45 min to enter to the tonsure hall.. Then i stood n front of the barber with whom i was going 2 get my head shaved.. There was 8 members standing before me 2 get tonsured.. so i waited til my turn n was standing n my que.. Atlast i got my turn n i got my hair n beard wet fully.. Then i gave my token n d blade 2 the barber n sat n front him with crossed legs.. He again took a mug of water n put on my hair n changed his razor n put d new blade which i was given 2him.. I was feeling very happy n gr8 since its was 5th head shave @ tirumala.. I started chanting govinda once before he started my shave.. Then he bend my head towards front n started doing his job.. First he started 4m d center of my head n shaved front part.. Then he shaved my bak n finish it off within 2 n half min.. I was very happy after gettin my head shaved n went 2 take bath n came out @ 9.15 am.. Then my relation came 2 tirumala by 10 am n they saw my bald head n were kidding me by calling me mottai, gundu n all.. We´ l went 2 ve r breakfast n went 4 darshan by 11 am n had a peaceful darshan... OM NAMO VENKATESHAYA NAMAHA..
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Name: ramya
Subject:  mottai
Date: 2008-04-25
thanks radhika. i decided shave my hair barber shop.
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Name: arun
Subject:  tonure in tirumala
Date: 2008-04-25
hi radika my name is sarita iam studying btech final year now iam going to tirumala for shaving my head iam interesting for shaving my head in kalyanakatta i have a buttock length of hair my during summer i have shave my head in tirumala i enjoy that feeling u also enjoy ur life.
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Name: janakiraman
Subject:  headshave
Date: 2008-04-19
hai am ramya 25yrs my father saw the jathagam in that if i shave my head in tirmula i will get varan' s so my father and mother to visit tirmula to shave my head i had very long hair.

what i have to do please advice
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Name: sushma
Subject:  head shave result
Date: 2010-04-23
hi ramya did u had ur head shaved how was the experience???will u plz send me ur photos before and after shave
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Name: jolly person
Subject:  hi ramya - Be cool
Date: 2008-04-19
Hi ramya Be cool, Be calm, don´ t worry, getting shaved in tirumala is traditional and also it means that i am surrendering whole to god, If you feel that is better to go for a head shave go ahead with happy mood, then only u can enjoy the good experience. Matter of 6 months to years the hair will come back.

Who know´ s you will have a better look, after head shave with bald head like britney spears.

Good luck for getting married with the blessings of god.
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Name: jolly person
Subject:  hi ramya
Date: 2008-04-19
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Name: Arjun
Subject:  Hi
Date: 2008-04-18
HI.. This is Arjun here.. I am going to tirumala on 25th April to offer my hair (Full Head Shaving) to Lord Venkateshwara.. I ve took vow to lord if he fullfil my dreams n prayers i l get my hair shaved @ tirumala wen ever i visit d temple.. In childhood i was very scary about shaving head n was feeling very much shy.. Later on wen i was n 10th std my parents took an vow that they will get my full hair shaved @ tirumala..After few days they asked me saying that they' ve took an vow of shaving my head fully @ tirumala. But i didn' t agree for this cos i was really scared n nervous about getting my head shaved fully.. Then we went to tirumala one fine day n while shopping around kalyanakatta i saw many girls n womens got their head shaved.. By that time my mom asked me again n requested to shave my head.. So i felt bad for making my mom requesting me to get my head shaved.. Then i realized they ve took an vow cos of me only... So immediately after she asked i said ya mom i l get my head shaved completely.. Then i saw happiness n her face n she called up my dad n said that m going to shave my head. I don' t know i was really feeling very happy wen she' s telling to dad that m going to shave my head.. Then we went to hotel for dinner n after dat my dad took me into kalyana katta.. For the first time i was entering that place.. I really felt peace n happy inside me wen i saw many ppls including men, women, girls n children getting their head shaved.. Then i went near the barber n stood for sometime.. He informed me to wet my hair n water.. Then i sat n front of him n gave my blade..He again scalp my hair in water n asked me whether to shave my head completely or else to remove only moustache n beared.. Then i said shave it fully.. He finished shaving my head n 2 min.. Then i went out for shopping n entered n saw my head for the first time after shaving my head since childhood.. It' s looking nice.. Then in the morning we went to darshan i had a peacefull n felt d great presence of lord venkateshwara n got his blessings. Then after i came bak to my place 4m tirumala i was feeling very much shy 2 show my bald head 2 my friends.. Then after 2 days i got adjusted to it.. Totally itz gr8 exp to offer our hair to lord venkateshwara.. I m happy to offer my hair @ tirumala.. On next week m going to shave my head for the fifth time @ T
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Name: jolly person
Subject:  experience
Date: 2008-04-19
hi arjun

share your experience na
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Plan´ s 2 Fulfil my vow
Nw I started 2 plan abt fulfillment of my vow in any barbershop sir plzz advice which barbershop is most suitable 4 me?????... - Preeti [View Message]
Pandit´ s Advice
Sir I take ur advice & ask my vow matter with my family pandit & he 1st astonished abt my vow but whn I ask him tht I want 2 fulfill tht so thn he advice me tht better u done in barbershop & take ur hair & delivered 2 tirupati after 2 month & also done ur hs & armpits shave thr but not in hall in cottage room thr... - Preeti [View Message]
Good Advice
At least now I hope you agree with the advice of your Pandit. So go ahead and shave your head and armpits in the barbershop now first with clippers and then with razor. And again at Tirupati in Sep/Oct in the cottage.... - Ram Singh [View Message]
Shaving arm pit hair is never a part of a vow. You can do it privately and not as part of vow. Shaving of head as vow is to be done direct with razor and not in stages. Head shave vow and hand clipper balding are contradictory.
If you want to enjoy hand clipper balding, I suggest that you first shave your armpit in your privacy by your husband, then si... - Ram Singh [View Message]
Hi Sreenivas,We have not heard about your decision and start of implementation if so decided.I am narrating my recent visit to Gokarna to perform rudrabhishekha pooja during my visit and audit work at Ankola.I decided to perform pooja at Gokarn after teertha snana. As I preferred to do snana after getting tonsure I went near the barber who was aged about 65-70or above with... - subray p hegde [View Message]
Disturbs for fulfilling of vow
Sir I take vow in that manner so nw plzz help me hw I can done hs with hand clippers & armpits shave also????
Whether it' s possible I do all tht in barbershop???... - Preeti [View Message]
Probably the only way I can see out of your predicament is this.
Request a barber to come to your house with hand clippers and razor. Sit cross legged on the floor in the presence of your husband. Ask the barber to remove your armpit hair and head hair with clippers and collect them in a plastic cover. Then ask him to wet the armpits and your head and shave them wit... - Ram Singh [View Message]

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