i wont say its not a neccesity to explain this concept to a child..but
he/she will do exactly what the parents do..
to be very frank..its not there in any riwayah or the quran...its simply a
traditional act we have been following just because we've seen our
forefathers doing so..
there is no harm in it...but one should not go out of their limits...like
there has to be kheer n puri (a specific sweet dish) or whatsoever...otherwise the sufro will be
Hence i feel its the parents that need to be educated about this..
because once they stop it..the kids will not have anything to follow...