After someone's demise, I know family member's go through a ritual where they shave off their head but I heard a new thing from my house Pandit Ji, he said now it is mandatory to shave beard also, however you can keep a little mustache. I had to do it but still I have a doubt that head I know but why beard? Can anyone tell me the reason behind shaving beard?

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    Listen to what Panditji has to say at such a time.
    – Archit
    Jul 13 '20 at 4:37
  • See the following answer. While participating in any ritual, whether for deities or for deceased ancestors, shaving the head and beard is recommended. hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/29689
    – Rickross
    Jul 13 '20 at 5:55
  • @Rickross This answer talks about Brahmins but what about others? Like I am vaishya so it is recommended for all? Jul 13 '20 at 6:43
  • Yes it is applicable to everyone. According to Hinduism, sins are stored in hairs. So less hair the more pure the body is. @RahulBansal Also, in such cases, the local traditions, the family traditions are to be followed. So, we have to follow what our family Purohit is saying.
    – Rickross
    Jul 13 '20 at 7:27
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    "Listen to what Panditji has to say at such a time." He'll probably say that you won't have to do it if you pay him your life savings...
    – Wikash_
    Jul 14 '20 at 20:07

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