Why is it that some Brahmins have a tuft of hair and some don't? Is it optional?

Furthermore, the great Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan before leaving to Cambridge University cut his tuft of hair. Why did he do this?

Is it mandatory to cut the tuft of hair before leaving India?

  • It's not a duplicate if you read the question... – Aristotle Sep 29 '19 at 17:31

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