16 SANSKAR

 

GARBHADHANA (CONCEPTION)

THIS SANSKAR IS DONE TO FUILFILL THE OBLIGATION TO CONTINUE THE KUTUBM GROWTH WITH A HEALTHY AND BLESSED CHILD

 

PUNASYANA (FETUS PROTECTION)

DURING THE THIRD MONTH OF PREGNANCY,VEDIC MANTRAS ARE RECITED TO INVOKE DIVINE QUALITIES IN THE CHILD AND REQUEST THE SUPREME TO SEND A GOOD SOUL IN KUTUBM AND PROTECTION FROM ALL THE EVILS

SIMANTONAYAN (SATISFYING THE CRAVING OF EXPECTED MOTHER)

THIS SANAKAR IS ALSO KNOWN AS BABY SHOWER, IT IS PERFORMED DURING THE SEVENTH MONTH OF PREGNANCY, WHEN PRAYERS ARE OFFERED TO THE SUPREME FOR HEALTHY MENTAL TOO PHYSICAL GROWTH OF THE CHILD

 

JATAKARAM (CHILD BIRTH)

WHEN THE CHILD IS BORN THIS SANKAR IS DONE MANTRAS ARE RECITED FOR HIS LONG LIFE AND WELL BEING, HONEY IS OFFERED TO CHILD

NAMKARAN (NAMING CEROMONY)

THIS IS ONE OF THE IMPORTANT SANSKAR, PERFORMED ON THE 11TH DAY AFTER THE BIRTH THE NAME OF THE BABY IS SELECTED AS PER THE NAKSASTRA AND BIRTH PLANETS, THE NAME FOR BABY IS SELECTED SUCH THAT ITS MEANING CAN INSPIRE THE CHILD TO FOLLOW THE PATH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.

 

NISHKRAMANA (TAKING THE CHILD OUTDOOR FOR THE FIRST TIME)

THIS SANSKAR IS PERFORMED IN THE FOURTH MONTH AFTER THE BIRTH, WHEN THE BABY IS FIRST TAKEN OUTSIDE THE HOUSE. WE ARE MADE UP OF THE PANCHBHOOT THE FIVE ELEMENTS, FIRE, AIR, WATER, EARTH & ETHER, MANTRA ARE RECITED TO THE LORDS OF THESE ELEMTS FOR THE WELL BIENG AND LONG LIFE OF THE CHILD

 

ANNAPRASANA (INTRODUCTION TO SOLID FOOD) .

THIS SANAKAR IS PERFORMED IN SEVENTH AND EIGHT MONTH , PRAYERS ARE OFFERD TO SUPREME VISHNU AND THE CHILD IS INTRODUCED TO THE SOLID FOOD FOR THE FIRST TIME

 

MUNDAN (HAIR CUTTING).

THIS SANSKAR IS PERFORMED DURING THE FIRST, THIRD OR SEVENTH YEARS OF AGE WHEN THE CHILDS HAIR IS REMOVED BY SHAVING. IT IS BELIVED TO STRENGHTEN THE HEAD OF THE CHILD AND ALSO INCREASE THE INTELLECTUAL POWER

KARANAVEDDHA (EAR.PIERCING)

THIS SANASKAR IS PERFORMED IN THE THIRD OR FIFTH YEAR OF BIRTH .EARS PIERCING HELP THE BRAIN TO DEVELOP THROUGH ACCUPUNTURE

UPANAYANA (SCARED THREAD CEREMONY)

THIS SANASKAR INTRODUCES THE CHILD TO THE TEACHER OR GURU IN ORDER TO RECEIVE EDUCATION AND MARKING THE ENTRY OF BRAHMCHARYA ASHRAAM, AND DISCIPLINE CHILD GETS STRENGHT, ENERGY AND SPLENDOR.

 

VEDARAMBHA (STUDY OF VEDAS)

THIS SANAKAR AS THE NAME SUGGEST ARAAMBH OF THE VEDAS , IT STARTS AT TIME OF UPANAYANA OR WITHIN ONE YEAR, BEGINS WITH THE TEACHING OF GAYATRI MANTRA WHICH HELPS THE DIVINE LIGHT OR KNOWLEDGE TO ENTER US

SAMAVARTANA (RETURNING HOME AFTER COMPLETETION OF EDUCATION)

THIS IS PERFORMED AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THE EDUCATION,  AT THE AGE OF 24 -25 NOW PERSON IS READY TO DO ALL DUTIES OF HIS /HER LIFE AND CAN SELF SUSTAIN

VIVAH (MARRIAGE)

IT IS DONE FOR MARRYING THE CHILD, BASICALLY ORIENTED TO KEEP THE CYCLE OF LIFE GOING. IT IS BELIVED THAT THE PITRA RINA  IS CLEARED AFTER THIS

VANAPRASTHA (PREPARATION FOR RENUNCIATION )

THIS SANSKAR IS PERFORMED AT THE AGE OF 50 TO CELEBRATE THE DEPARTURE FROM THE SANSAAR (HOUSE HOLD STAGE) AND DEATTACHEMENT FROM MATERIAL WORLD AND BEGINS TO ENGAGE IN SPIRITUAL ACTIVITIES

SANNAYSA (RENUNCIATION)

THIS COMES AFTER THE VANASPRASTHA, WHEN SOUL IS SEEKING FOR THE MOKSHYA

ANTHEYSTHI

THIS IS THE FINAL SANSKAR PERFORMED AFTER DEATH BY HIS OR HER DECENDENTS

RITUALS

PITRA GAYATRI PAATH

MAHA GAYATRI PAATH

GARUND PURAN PAATH

GITA PAATH

SHRAADHAM (TARPAN & PIND DAAN)