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  1. பஞ்சதச கர்மாக்கள் - 9 (Choulam/Mundane)

    by , 7th Jun 2012 at 06:37 AM

    The basic aim of this smaskara is to cut the hair for the first time for getting pleasant personality, good fortune and long life. After cutting the hair is either mixed with cow dung and buried in Gosala or thrown in a river as these hair is prone to Abhichara or black magic.
    Time: Mundana is considered auspicious in 3rd or 5th year. It can also be performed in 7th year or with Upanayana samskara. Even years should be avoided. Chudakarana or Mundana ...
  2. பஞ்சதச கர்மாக்கள் - 8 (Karna Vedha)

    by , 7th Jun 2012 at 06:35 AM

    Karna Vedha or ear boaring is done to facilitate wearing of ornaments. Moreover Karna vedha is said to prevent the child from diseases relating to intestines and from swelling of testicles.

    Time: Karna vedha should be done either on 10th ,12th or 16th day; or in 6th or 7thor 8th month or in odd years from the child birth.

    Nakshatras: All friendly stars (Mrigasira, Revati,Chitra and Anuradha), all short nakshatras ...
  3. பஞ்சதச கர்மாக்கள் - 7 (Annaprasanam)

    by , 4th Jun 2012 at 07:57 AM
    Annapraasana (First Feeding for Baby)

    This Samskara is related to the time when the child is to be given solid food apart from the mother’s milk.

    Time: In the 6th or 8th or 10th month for male child and 5th or 7th or 9th or 11th month for the female child.

    Nakshatras: All fixed, all movable, all friendly and all short nakshatras are considered auspicious.

    Tithis: All tithes except Rikta, Nanda, Ashtami, Dwadasi and Amavasya are good. ...
  4. பஞ்சதச கர்மாக்கள் - 6 (Nishkramanam)

    by , 4th Jun 2012 at 07:56 AM
    Nishkramanam (Bringing new born baby first time outside)

    This Samskara is related to the time when the child first comes out of house in open. The time for performing this Samskara varies from 12th day to 4th month after birth. It is a common practice to perform this Samskara with Namakaranam.

    If it is not performed at that time, it can be done in 3rd or 4th month after birth, avoiding Tuesday, Saturday, Rikta tithes,Bhadra tithes and Amavasya.

    Sravanam, ...
  5. பஞ்சதச கர்மாக்கள் - 5 (Naamakaranam)

    by , 4th Jun 2012 at 07:55 AM

    If Jatakarma is not performed in time, it should be performed with Namakaranam. Both Jatakarma and Namakaranam should be performed on 11th or 12th day of the birth or according to the family tradtions. If this is done no specific muhurta is needed. If the above samskaras are not performed in time, following considerations are necessary for choosing a proper muhurta.

    Nakshatras: All fixed nakshatras (Uttara Triam and Rohini), all movable ...
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