These Hindu pilgrims often offer their hair to deities such as the elephant-headed god Ganesha. Women, men and even children give their hair as offering, and as an act of devotion. According to their scriptures, tonsuring, the hair shaving practice as offering to the gods, should be done at least once in their lifetime. Doing so is regarded as a way of shedding the ego, ridding oneself of sin and making a vow to the gods.
The spiritual implications of wearing someone else’s hair may be devasting. For one, if tonsuring is a way of ridding oneself from sin according to Hindu belief, then all of the ills, spirits and wickedness of that person now dwell in this hairpiece.The Bible also warns to stay away from offering to idols.
Acts 15:29 – That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.
Revelation 2:14 – But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.