1. Garbhadhana: First Samskara done immediately after the marriage. 2. Pumsavana: A ritual done in the third month of pregnancy. 3. Simanatonayana: A ritual done in the fourth or fifth month of pregnancy. 4. Jatakarman: A ritual done immediately after a male child is born. 5. Namakarana: Naming ceremony performed on the 12th day of the birth. 6. Nishkramana: A ritual done when child is first taken out of the house. 7. Annaprashana: When child starts to eat solid food in the sixth month. 8. Chudakarna: Cutting the child’s hair for the first time. 9. Karnavedha: Ear piercing. 10. Vidyarambha: Starting the education of a child. 11. Upanayana: Thread ceremony 12. Praishartha: Learning of Vedas and Upanishadas. 13. Keshanta and Ritushuddhi: Keshanta is for boys and ritushuddhi is for girls. 14. Samavartana: Ceremony at the end of formal education. 15. Vivaha: Marriage ceremony. 16. Antyeshti or Antim Sanskar: A ritual done at the time of cremation.