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From birth till death, understand the sixteen sacraments in easy language. There are certain rituals in Hinduism from birth to death which have deep meaning. A message is hidden behind these sanskars, this message tells us the usefulness of these sanskars.

Although there are good and bad sanskars too, but the sanskars which are being talked about here in a way reflect the Sanatan Dharma culture.

These sanskars start with the birth of the child, as the child grows up, these sanskars also go on. Starting from conception, naming rites and feeding the child, plucking the hair of the head and piercing the ears, taking education from the guru, reading the Vedas, marriage etc., 16 rites go on till death.

In this entire journey you get to know the usefulness of Hinduism. There is a deep purpose hidden behind 11 rites.

Every action we do in our daily lives reflects how we are. This affects our children. If you know the values, then you will be able to give proper education to your children.

Parents are the guide and teacher of the child. If you follow these traditions, then gradually make your children aware of your customs and traditions in such a way that they do not get bored with you and they keep getting the basic information about these rites.

It is the endeavor of Guru Vaidik that not only the sixteen sanskars but the immortal story of great people will be brought to your notice so that you can give place to your sanskars in your life in your future.

That’s why we chose the topic of the sixteen rites. In whatever information is being given to you in this episode, care has been taken that even at a young age, a child who is still a child can understand it.

We hope you will enjoy this content specially written for your kids.

Let us now know the sixteen rituals in easy language.

1. Conception ceremony


This is such a sacrament which has also got scientific approval, how to conceive in the scriptures to get a qualified, virtuous and ideal child? It has been described. This sanskar is for the union of husband and wife and getting the best child. This sanskar should not be performed on Pratipada, Amavas, Poonam, Ashtami and Chaturdarshi.

2. Punsavana Sanskar


This sanskar is performed to get a son. It is believed that the sex of the womb is unknown before four months, so this sanskar is performed before that. To perform the Punsavan ceremony, a few drops are taken out from the stem of the Giloy tree and applied to the nostrils of the pregnant woman while reciting the mantras.

3. Seamantonyan Sanskar


The main objective of this sanskar is to prevent abortion, wish for the long life of the unborn child and its mother. In order to keep the woman becoming a mother happy, the husband fulfills the demand of the pregnant. This sanskar is performed in the sixth or eighth month of conception.

During pregnancy, a woman has to face many changes, in such a way that her happiness is also auspicious for the coming child, that is why this sanskar is performed. It is also called Godbharai.

4. Jatkarma Sanskar


In this ceremony, the father community gives the news of the birth of the child and gives him ghee and honey with the ring finger (number three). For the longevity of the child, the father recites the mantra in his ear or recites the temple bell. In ayurveda, honey is used to pacify bile and ghee pacifies phlegm.

Only then is the placenta pierced. Ghee is rubbed with gold and drinking it gives strength to the intellect.

5. Naming Ceremony


This sanskar is performed on the tenth or twelfth day after the birth of a child. At the time of this rite, the mother washes the born child and puts it in the father’s lap in new clothes.

After offering offerings to Prajapati, Tithi, Nakshatra and their deities, Agni and Soma, the father utters his name in the right ear of the child. All the people who came to this sanskar of the child wish him good health and happiness and prosperity.

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