The Auspicious Ear Lobe Piercing which is known as Karnvedh Sanskar
is considered an important ceremony in many Hindu traditions.
There is no unanimity regarding the year to perform ear piercing on a Hindu girl child.
It is usually performed during the sixth month or seventh month, third year or fifth year
or 7th year after birth. An auspicious day and auspicious time is chosen for performing the ear piercing ceremony.
According Hindu scriptures like Dharma Sindhu, Karna Vedha Sanksar must be performed on the 10th,
12th or 16th day after birth of the child. As an Experienced Professional Ear Piercer,
I begin piercing infants at 2 months old and avoid these early calculations.
BabyEarPiercing.com often performs Piercing Services during the 6th or 7th month after birth.
After this, the ritual is performed on odd years after the birth of the child – 3rd or 5th year.
The ritual is not performed during the even years after the birth of the child.
The ear piecing ceremony is a ritual performed by Hindus, irrespective of caste and gender.
For a girl child, the first ear pierced is the LEFT ear.
The ritual is also performed on the male child in many Hindu communities.
This tradition still continues by many communities.
For a male child, the first ear pierced, is the RIGHT ear.
There are also several beliefs regarding the benefits of ear piercing.
Though no medical claims can made on these statements.
Earrings and the Piercing of the Ears is believed to help maintain the positively charged
connective flow of electric current in the body which is especially vigorous in youth.
Angel at BabyEarPiercing.com calls this The Spark of Youth.