Solah Sanskars

Submitted by abhishek on Sat, 01/10/2009 - 04:44

Enough of Technical Topics in this blog so thought of putting something non techie from Hindu Mythology.

Sanskaars (Sacraments)


Garbhadhaan Punsavanam Seemanto jaatkarm cha,
Naamkiiyaa Nishkramane annaashanam wapanakriyaa Karnavedho Brataadesho
Vedaarambhakriyaavidhih Keshaantam snaanmuddaho Vivaahagniparigrahah
Tretaagnishangrahacheti Sanskaaraa Shodasha smritaah


1. Grabhaadhan: Conception

2. Punsavana: Fetus protection

3. Simanta: Satisfying wishes of the pregnant Mother

4. Jaat-Karmaa: Child Birth

5. Naamkarma: Naming Child

6. Nishkramana: Taking the child outdoors

7. Annaprashana: Giving the child solid food.

8. Mundan or Choula: Hair cutting.

9. Karnavedh: Ear piercing

10. Yagyopaveet: Sacred thread

11. Vedarambh: Study of Vedas and Scriptures

12. Samaavartana: Completing education

13. Vivaah: Marriage

14. Sarvasanskaar: Preparing for Renouncing

15. Sanyas (Awasthadhyan): Renouncing

16. Antyeshti: Last rite, or funeral rites

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