Garbhadhan Sanskar is a Sanskrit term, which literally means ‘education in the womb’. It is traditionally believed that a child’s mental and behavioral development starts as soon as he is conceived. His personality begins to take shape in the womb, and this can be influenced by the mother’s state of mind during pregnancy. This knowledge can be traced back to ancient scriptures and is included in the Ayurveda.
- Let’s first learn the significance and importance of Garbhadhan Sanskar.
- Then we will learn about the Puja items.
- We will do Panch Peeth puja.
- We will conclude the Garbhadhan Sanskar with a small Yagna.
STEP 1: Let’s understand Garbhadhan Sanskar
Watch the video to know the significance and importance of this Garbhadhan Sanskar.
STEP 2: Let’s Collect Puja Items for Garbhadhan Sanskar & Learn their Significance
- Moli (red thread)
- Roli (red powder)
- Incense sticks
- Sweets, Fruits
- Curd (Yogurt)
- Clarified butter (Ghee)
- Dry fruits
- Yagyopavit (sacred thread)
STEP 3: Let’s understand Garbhadhan Sanskar
First we will do the panch peeth puja
Let's follow the video through this step.
STEP 5: Now Let's Perform Havan
We will conclude the Garbhadhan Sanskar ceramony with a small havan or yagna.
Watch and follow along with the video to perform the havan.
We will conclude Garbhadhan Sanskar with the aarti or Shanti Path
Let’s do the Shanti Path.
Puja is considered complete after we offer dakshina
Regional Information For Garbhadhan Sanskar
Vedas have defined the way of living for each individual in a very scientific and well defined manner. Sanskars are one of the means to reach this goal. An individual right from his birth till the death has to perform these 16 Sanskars or Stages. The literal meaning of the word “Sanskar” means cleansing the bad things out from someone and preparing him for the next phase in life. The Sanskars are performed for the Mental, physical, behavioral, and spiritual balance and progress of an individual. These ceremonies are vital for a human being to change his mind and means as well as fresh challenges.
Garbhadhan Sanskar is a Sanskrit term, which literally means ‘education in the womb’. Garbhadhan Sanskar is traditionally believed that a child’s mental and behavioral development starts as soon as he is conceived. His personality begins to take shape in the womb, and this can be influenced by the mother’s state of mind during pregnancy. This knowledge can be traced back to ancient scriptures and is included in the Ayurveda.
In Mahabharata, Abhimanyu, the son of Arjuna heard and remembered the narration by Krishna to Subhadra during her pregnancy. He learned the way to enter the Chakravyuha (the strategic arrangement of warriors to entrap and defeat the enemy) when he was in his mother’s womb.
During pregnancy Pralhad’s mother used to listen to devotional songs. Therefore, even though Pralhad took birth in a Rakshasa family, he became a devotee of Lord Vishnu.
According to Garbhadhan Sanskar , your baby is able to sense and respond to outside influences like music and other sounds as well as your thoughts and feelings. That is why well-meaning elders in the family, talk about the importance of staying positive and relaxed during pregnancy.
So there is strong impact of mother’s state of mind on the child during pregnancy. Everyone wants their children, the coming generation to get good character and lead a happy life. People try their level best to give a safe and happy future to their children. According to Vedas life begins at an auspicious muhurat then the child will be a good and responsible human being. So parents should be careful while planning their children.
According to vedic principles the ideal time to get Garbhadhan Sanskar (pregnant) is between 4th and16th lunar days after menstruation.
The objective of Garbhadhan Sanskar is to overcome any defects in the ovum and the fetus and to purify the womb. To help a mother remain in the best possible frame of mind in the interest of her growing baby, Garbhadhan Sanskar suggests a set of practices and way of life. This includes reading or seeing things that make you happy, communicating with your baby, performing spiritual activities like pujas, meditating and eating healthily.
There are other cultures that share the concept of ‘education in the womb’ that underlines Garbhadhan Sanskar . In Korea for example, it is very popular. In many western cultures as well, certain types of music such as Mozart, is believed to have a positive effect on the unborn child. Different cultures around the world also encourage nurturing the bond between the mother and growing baby just like in Garbhadhan Sanskar . So around the world expectant mothers and fathers as well speak to the mother’s baby bump.