If I understand this Hindu ritual correctly, one must offer the loss of their hair by shaving at the temple 5 times in a lifetime. Most start as children around 1 years old reaching their 5th offering by 5-6 years old. Others later in life make this personal offering on a religious, voluntary basis.
On this day multiple families were making this offering of faith with everyone shaved.
I haven’t seen a straight blade razor in active use in years. These “Barbers” are truly talented as rarely is there any accident. Secret – keeping the blade razor-sharp avoids issues.