ေကသေစၧဒန (Kesacchedana) - ဆံပင္ရိတ္ျခင္း၊ ဆံခ်ျခင္း။
ပဗၺဇၨမဂၤလာတြင္ သာမေဏေလာင္းအား ဆံခ်သည့္ ေကသေစၧဒနမဂၤလာ အခမ္းအနားသည္ အေရးပါေသာ က႑တစ္ရပ္ျဖစ္သည္။ ထုိေကသေစၧဒနမဂၤလာကုိ ျပဳေသာအခါ ရွင္ေလာင္းသည္ တစပဥၥကကမၼ႒ာန္းကုိ ႐ြတ္ဖတ္ဆင္ျခင္၍ေနရသည္။ အခ်ဳိ႕ ပါရမီထူးရွိေသာ ရွင္ေလာင္းမ်ားမွာ ထုိသုိ႔ဆင္ျခင္စဥ္ပင္ ရဟႏၲာ ျဖစ္သြားခဲ႔ၾကသည္။
TONSUREShaving the head for novitiation
The rite of shaving the head is an important part of a novitiation ceremony. The novice-to-be has in the course of the shaving, to utter the five Pᾱli words (hair, bodyhair, nails, teeth, skin). They are representative of the 32 parts of the body which are reflected upon as being loathsome and unworthy of attachment. Such reflection can lead to arahatship for those who have sufficient store of past merit, as had been the case of a few young arahats during the lifetime of the Buddha.