Definition of mundan in US English:

mundan

(also mundana)

noun

Hinduism
  • The ritual first shaving of a boy's head, usually performed when he is between one and three years old.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Horace Wilson (1786–1860), Sanskritist. From Sanskrit muṇḍana (also with pronunciation muṇḍan).

Pronunciation

mundan

/ˈmʊndɑːn/