Note : Before reading the articles on this website kindly understand the meanings of some of the unique spiritual terminology used in them. Read more here...
Share |

Hindu's 16 Sanskars Get latest articles from this category as an RSS Feed






Page 1 of 1
Views: 20,138
Why are specific sanskars performed after birth of a child? Why are specific sanskars performed after birth of a child?

Jatakarma is performed to eliminate the defects in the foetus arising from intake of liquor (amniotic fluid) and to liberate the father who has glanced at the son’s face, from the three debts (to the ancestors, to the sages and to the deities) as well as the debt to society.

Views: 17,331
Which sanskars are vital for overcoming defects in foetus?

2% of all physical and psychological problems are constituted by defects in the ovum and womb, half of them being physical and the other half psychological in nature.

Views: 8,147
Why are certain rituals performed before commencing any sanskar? Why are certain rituals performed before commencing any sanskar?

To prevent any obstacle from disrupting an auspicious occasion, it is begun with the worship of Lord Ganapati, a practice which is prevalent since the last century.

Views: 125,856
What do the three strands of the sacred thread represent? What do the three strands of the sacred thread represent?

The sacred thread is held in the hand and chanting the Gayatri mantra ten times, is sprinkled with water charged with mantras. This endows it with the tej (absolute fire) element. The boy is then asked to wear it.

Views: 24,349
Which factors are considered while arranging marriage? Which factors are considered while arranging marriage?

After the thread ceremony at the age of eight, a boy would remain at his Guru’s home for study for atleast another twelve years. Thus the parents would not think of getting him married till he was twenty years old.

Views: 4,657
Why is Gouriharpujan performed prior to the marriage? Why is Gouriharpujan performed prior to the marriage?

On the wedding day the bride should be given a ritualistic bath (mangalsnan) and new clothes to wear. Then on the grinding stone and muller used in the house (or two other stones) pictures of Gouri and Har should be drawn with turmeric.

Views: 8,345
What is the purpose of doing Oukshan? What is the purpose of doing Oukshan?

Oukshan is the the ceremony of moving lit lamps (arti), that is moving an oil dish lamp (niranjan) or a brass lamp with a chain (lamandiva) in a circular motion.

Views: 5,093
Why is the earthen pot used in all important sanskars? Why is the earthen pot used in all important sanskars?

To bury the umbilical cord at the time of birth, to install the deity of the pandal (mandapdevata) during the thread ceremony, while worshipping the deity of the pandal and Gourihar during marriage, so also when taking fire to the crematorium an earthen pot is used.

Views: 11,225
Why is Kanyadan performed after garlanding of bride and groom? Why is Kanyadan performed after garlanding of bride and groom?

The giving away of the bride (daughter) to the groom is called the ritual of giving away of the daughter (Kanyadan).

Page 1 of 1



Be Socialized And Subscribed
Be Socialized And Subscribed
Receive updated articles directly Into Your Inbox And Stay UpDate With Us...!!!

E-Mail Will Be Delivered By FeedBurner.