Sixteen Samskaras of Hinduism/Hindu Religion

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  1. garry420

    garry420 Well-Known Member

    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.

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