On any special moment in their devote life, men as well women offer their hair to Thevan, God, after 2 -3 months of fasting to receive His blessings, a tradition maintained for centuries certainly on the countryside like here at Tharamangalam (Salem) Kailasa Nathar Temple.
A haircut in a temple cost him about 100Rps, at the barbershop it would be 15Rps.
After the haircut they take a bath in the temple tank, put new clothing and go to the priest to pray.
After this religious duty they go to the family and friends to receive presents, the uncle is supposed to give a fair high amount.
Tamil religious traditions