Shrothdaan Sanskar

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Shrothdaan Sanskar

Shrotadhan literally means passing on. When the parents successor is ready to take on the responsibilities of the household. At that time , this Shrothdaan Sanskar is done e.g. aged parents passing responsibilities to the son. They pass on all the burden of home / relatives / responsibilities to his son– from that time – the father decides not to interfere in these matters any more.

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

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

STEP 2: Let’s Collect Puja Items for Shrothdaan 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 Shrothdaan 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 Shrothdaan Sanskar ceramony with a small havan or yagna.
Watch and follow along with the video to perform the havan.

We will conclude Shrothdaan Sanskar with the aarti or Shanti Path

Let’s do the Shanti Path.

Puja is considered complete after we offer dakshina


Regional Information For Shrothdaan 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. Shrothdaan Sanskar ceremony are vital for a human being to change his mind and means as well as fresh challenges.

Natural tendency of human beings is — till the time we can consume – we keep consuming. Our attachment from these possessions and consumption mindset does not change.

Shrothdaan Sanskar

Shrotadhan literally means passing on. When the parents successor is ready to take on the responsibilities of the household. At that time , this Shrothdaan Sanskar is done e.g. aged parents passing responsibilities to the son. They pass on all the burden of home / relatives / responsibilities to his son– from that time – the father decides not to interfere in these matters any more.

All the responsibilities of the home , dharma , rituals, family traditions like pitrikaram – devkaram are passed on to the successor. From that time onwards – parents either move to a simpler place in the household, or to a devalaya or ashram.

From that time on – parents start devoting their time and effort to social work, devotion, charitable organizations – so that their minds are not attached to worldly possessions anymore ..They pledge their thoughts and efforts towards devotion and god. It is believed that – if during the lifetime –one cannot experience devotion and god, their life on earth was really meaningless. This is the time people devote all their energies to learning and devoting to god.

They pledge their thoughts and complete attention to attaining god and get detached to worldly possessions.This preparation of leaving possessions and committing devotion – is called Shrothdaan Sanskar . During this Shrothdaan Sanskar ceremony – they try to make their loved ones happy, by giving them gifts etc.