Thursday, August 11, 2022

The People



The people of Haryana are still conservative and they continue to follow old practices as a matter of routine and custom. The Mundan ceremony is still prevalent among people who have settled in Haryana. The people being religious minded adhere to scriptural injunctions.

Birth Ceremony

The birth ceremony is accompanied by feasting, the scale of celebration depending on the economic position of the house holder. In the case of a son it is elaborate with much show of rejoicing. The girls are really seldom welcome. Birth of a child is followed by its Nam-Karan-Sanskar i.e. ceremony of giving a name to the child, male or female. The woman who has been in confinement for several days is declared fit to come out after ten or twelve days. When another ceremony called Hoom is performed and mother and child are given a bath and new clothes.