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the shaved crown of a monk's or priest's head

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shaving the crown of the head by priests or members of a monastic order

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shave the head of a newly inducted monk

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"I expect all BJP leaders, including Modi and Shah to go for tonsuring to complete the death rituals," Tiwari demanded.
The more lucrative hair of female pilgrims--temple employees call it "black gold"--is tied in individual bundles and brought to the tonsuring center's top floor, where women in cheap flower-print saris labor over small heaps of the stuff, sorting it by length.
Furthermore, the Carolingians prided themselves on being descendants of a saint who had not been subjected to the ritual of forcible tonsuring. Gertrude, the daughter of a high-ranking Frankish nobleman, Pippin, was to be married off to the family's advantage.
The victims have registered their complaints against the accused for forcing them to eat faeces and tonsuring them.
The various forms of protests included processions, funerals, 'barsi memorial prayers', 'shraadh'of the spiked Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, mass tonsuring of heads, human chains, besides a flood of messages, songs, cartoons and jokes on social media networks castigating demonetisation.
The tonsuring of heads seemed smooth, barring stray incidents of a handful of pilgrim-turned-barbers trying to make that extra buck by offering their services.
The Ordinance will also have a column on a set of new offences, such as vouyerism, stalking , tonsuring, disrobing and stripping, which will be woven into the Criminal Law ( Amendment) Bill.
"We don't have any option rather than tonsuring our heads.
stalking a separate criminal offence and not defining additional sexual offences such as stripping, parading naked and tonsuring of hair in the amendment Bill are mentioned in its response to a detailed critique of the Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2012 that over 200 women's groups and activists had submitted to the government and the National Advisory Council headed by Sonia Gandhi.
Summary: Guwahati (Assam) [India], September 2 (ANI): Three women protesters from Swadhin Nari Shakti (SNS) staged a protest against the BJP government in the state by tonsuring their heads in Guwahati on Friday.
His forthcoming multilingual film Rakta Charitra ( bleeding history), based on the real- life story of Paritala Ravi, a slain gang leader and a Telugu Desam Party MLA belonging to Andhra's Anantapur district, is embroiled in a row over a tonsuring scene.
At the time of renouncing worldly pleasures, the first step is tonsuring the head, after which there is a ritual bath in the Ganges.