Janam Sanskar

Life is a blessing. It needs years of sacred effort to build the characteristics to get a human life. Hence, Hindus emphasize on putting sacred manners in the minds of child as it’s the initial manner or sanskar that gets established having the strongest effect. On this context, following certain sacred rituals are extremely recommended. These rituals are logical and proven in terms of their impression in child’s mind.

A complete detail of these rituals are given below. Basically, the JanamSanskar is divided in to following five steps of rituals.

Complete Detail About Each Ritual, Its Scientific Intention, And The Methods Are Explained Below: Jatakarma /Janmavidhi:

This is the rite conducted at the birth of a child. On a scientific note, the basic purpose behind following the ritual is to eradicate the flaws in the foetus appearing due to the amniotic contents. That’s the reason it is advised for the mothers not to take the liquor or similar drinks during pregnancy.


This is the ritual followed for naming the new-born baby. It is also related with the endurance and success in life. Basically, the Namakaran rituals are followed on the twelfth or thirteenth after the baby was born. Among the popular activities, putting the baby inside a cradle (jhulan) is most prominent.

Basic Intention:

The prime intention behind following the ritual is to destroy any ill effects generated from the foetus. It’s meant for putting the good impressions in the mind of the baby. Primarily, the priest chants the slokas remembering lord Ganpati and devis (Matrudevis).

Worshiping lord Ganesha is referred as Punyahavachan, and the worship of matruka is called the Matrukapujan, and Nandishraddha are incorporated in it. The chants spelled while performing these worships create the positive vibe in the minds of the new born baby.


The prime intention behind the ritual is to give a healthy life to the baby along with adequate affluence. In general, the ritual is practiced at the third-month post birth of the baby. It is conducted on the birth day of the baby, according to tithi (as per the lunar asterism at the birth). The baby is given a look at the fire, cow, and the moon at a sacred while on the next month of Nishkraman.

Annaprashan :

Putting lights over the scientific reasons associated with the step, the ritual is primarily aimed at removing the issues created by the baby upon in taking the indigestive ingredients inside the womb of the mother.

The ingredients used for input of the initial solid diet to the child are absolutely organic to kill the unsuitable agents. Hawans are also conducted; those are aimed at keeping the environments cleaner at around. As per the name suggests, the Annaprashan ritual involves feeding


This is the step associated with leaving a little part of the hair on the front scalp portion during the clean shaving. The prime intention behind the step is aimed at offering the power and brilliance in mind.

The intention behind the left portion of the hair is to let the positive vibes enter through it, as the portion where the hair is left is the point through which positive radiations from the universe. The portion is depicted to be the brahmarandhram. In spiritual practices also, during meditations, it is a step to focus the above-mentioned portion of the front head.