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Scientific NameHystrix indicus Kerr
Common NameIndian Porcupine
DistributionThroughout India

In religion and mythology

In the Upanayanam (investure of the sacred thread) ceremony, the hair of the brahmachari was separated into three portions using the quill. Also, during the seemantam ceremony of a pregnant woman, her hair used to be parted using the quill.

Fortunately, the use of the quill in Brahmanic ceremonies has been replaced by a wooden or plastic comb.

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