Hinduism, as a part of Forty Samskaras, lays down certain Procedures for Annaprasanam.
Annaprasanam is the First feeding of the child with solids.
This function is held at Home normally, excepting in cases when there is a vow to have it done at a Temple.
Normally Rice is fed to the child.
The Procedure for Annaprasana.
1.Fix an auspicious date, this should be on the Waxing period of the Moon,
2.After Vigneswara Puja and Sankalpa, Kangana Dharana is to done for the child (the ceremony of tying sacred thread on the left for the Female child and on the right for the Male child.
3.Perform Prathisara bantham*.
5.Punyahavachanam and Prokshanam to the Child.
Keep cooked rice in a Gold/Silver vessel, add Ghee Honey(no Salt/or spices) and recite
Om Boo; Bhuva Suva :
Recite this the Child’s Name.
Feed Once with a Golden Ring in Your hand.
List of Auspicious Days for Annaprasana.
Naming a newly born child is given priority in Hinduism.It is one of the most important of the Basic 40 Duties-Samskaras.
Who and When?
All Varnas(loosely called as Caste now)-for explanation of this concept please read my blog ‘Caste’ ,filed under Hinduism.-20th Day from the date of Birth of The Child.
Pratsisara banda mantra.
This , generally, is performed for the Kumbabhishekam for Kalasa Pooja.
- āpyam (agne yaśasvin)
- (dadhikrāvaṇṇo, āpo hi ṣṭhā)
- paridhānīyā (namo brahmaṇe)
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