Sanskar

As per Hinduism, the Sanskar is a series of sacraments, sacrifices and rituals that serve as rites of passage and mark the various stages of the human life and to signify entry to a particular Ashrama (i.e. stage of life). The Sanskar is said to be helping for achieving spiritual nourishment, peace of mind and ultimately moksha. Sanskar give a spiritual touch to the important events at different stages of a Hindu life – right from pre-birth to post-death.

What is Sanskar

Sanskar Type

Punsvan Sanskar

The ceremony of naming the child – A sacrament for imposing of divinity in newly-born human child.

SHRADHHYA TARPAN

Shraddh (Prayers to the departed soul ) “To remember and pay homage to the deceased, departed ancestors for seeking their blessings”

DEEXA SANSKAR

To invoke patronage of the Divine Power – dedication of the disciple to his/her Divine Guide.
 

MUNDAN SANSKAR

The Mundan Sanskar (tonsure ceremony) of children – Eradication of beastly tendencies & sowing seeds. It is performed at the age between 1 and 3 years regardless of gender.
 
 

VIVAH SANSKAR

“The Marriage ceremony – Sacred union of two souls – An entry into the dignified family life.”

ANTYESHTHEE SANSKAR

Antyesthi (Last Rites)“The cremation of mortal remains – Inculcation of belief in the immortality of soul and transience of physical body. “

YAGYOPAVEET SANSKAR

The sacred thread ceremony – Installation of the principles of Indian culture – taking pledge to lead disciplines, dignified spiritual life

ANNAPRASHAN SANSKAR

Administering food to the child for the first time – Sowing the seed of purity in Annamaya-Kosh of the child. Performed at the age of 6 months or when a child starts eating solid food for the first time.
 

JANAM DIVAS SANSKAR

Birthday celebration– A sacrament to contemplate upon the significance of the human life and chalking out plans.

VANPARSHTYA SANSKAR

“A unique feature of Divine Indian culture – Pledge to devote the remaining period of life in the service of humanity.”

VIDYARAMBHA SANSKAR

This Vidhyarambha sanskar performed at the age when a child starts initial schooling- generally between 4-6 years.

NAMKARAN SANSKAR

The ceremony of naming the childThe Namkaran Sanskar (Naming Ceremony) of the child is normally performed on the tenth day after birth, but can be performed within a month or whenever name is given to child.

We are A Gayatri Pariwar

WE BELIEVE IN vasudhaiva kutumbakam
(वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम्‌)

The term comes from the ancient Sanskrit vasudeva, which means the Eternal Reality, and kutumbaka, meaning “family.” In the alternate spelling, vasudha means the Earth. The overall meaning of the expression is the same – that all of the world, universe or reality is one.

In context, the verse vasudeva kutumbakam describes the yogi who has reached the highest level on his spiritual journey and no longer has attachments to material things.

Although the Maha Upanishad is the original source of the adage, it has influenced Hindu literature and philosophy since. The Bhagavata Purana describes vasudeva kutumbakam as the “loftiest Vedantic thought.” It affirms the worth of all life – human, animal and plants – and the value of their interconnectedness on Earth and in the universe, just as the goal of yoga is unity.