Pumsavana Sanskar

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Pumsavana Sanskar

The word Pumsavana occurs in Atharvaveda, where it means “giving birth to a child and it is used for welcoming the great soul. This is also called “Garbharakshan”. Garbharakshana is performed to assure that the infant is not miscarried. The rite should be performed before the baby begins to grow and move in the womb.

  1. Let’s first learn the significance and importance of Pumsavana Sanskar.
  2. Then we will learn about the Puja items.
  3. We will do Panch Peeth puja.
  4. We will conclude the Pumsavana Sanskar puja with a small Yagna.
STEP 1: Let’s understand Pumsavana Sanskar

Watch the video to know the significance and importance of this Pumsavana Sanskar.

STEP 2: Let’s Collect Puja Items for Pumsavana Sanskar & Learn their Significance
  • Rice
  • Sandalwood
  • Moli (red thread)
  • Roli (red powder)
  • Lamp
  • Incense sticks
  • Coconut
  • Flowers
  • Sweets, Fruits
  • Water
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Curd (Yogurt)
  • Clarified butter (Ghee)
  • Honey
  • Dry fruits
  • Yagyopavit (sacred thread)
STEP 3: Let’s understand Pumsavana 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 Pumsavana Sanskar ceramony with a small havan or yagna.
Watch and follow along with the video to perform the havan.

We will conclude Pumsavana Sanskar with the aarti or Shanti Path

Let’s do the Shanti Path.

Puja is considered complete after we offer dakshina


Regional Information For Pumsavana Sanskar

Pumsavana 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.

The word Pumsavana occurs in Atharvaveda, where it means “giving birth to a child and it is used for welcoming the great soul. This is also called “Garbharakshan”. Garbharakshana is performed to assure that the infant is not miscarried. The rite should be performed before the baby begins to grow and move in the womb.

Pumsavana Sanskar is performed in the third or fourth month of pregnancy. The pregnant women consume one bead of barley and two beads of black grain along with a little curd accompanied by religious chanting. The relatives offer lots of sweets to the pregnant woman.