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In some Hindu communities, on death of father, son removes his own hair and keep a choti (a small bundle of hair on head at tail part.). What is the reason for shaving the hair?

  • Since the part of the question that was duplicative has been removed, I'm reopening the question. – Keshav Srinivasan Aug 19 '15 at 16:12
  • @sv. Since the question you are referring to has an answer, can this question marked as duplicate even though this is an old one? – Sarvabhouma Dec 28 '16 at 5:13
  • @SreeCharan Yes, that's why I VTC'ed this one. I think it doesn't matter whether a question is old or new to mark as dup. – sv. Dec 28 '16 at 6:05

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