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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?

marked as duplicate by sv., The Destroyer, SwiftPushkar, Sarvabhouma, pbvamsi Dec 28 '16 at 10:12

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  • 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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