Annaprasana is a Sanskrit word which means grain initiation or rice feeding. This means introducing solid food for the baby for the first time. Usually done after the Namakarana is considered very auspicious as the baby can have solid foods. The child is usually fed with very small quantities of Rice or Sweet payasam.
This begins with a pooja and mantras are chanted for the baby’s health and happiness, followed by the symbolic feeding of the Prasada or the first bite of solid food usually Payasa.
When to Perform Annaprasana?
This ceremony is usually performed on the 6th or 7th month on a date which is compatible with the janma nakshatra of the child on a good and an auspicious thithi and yoga.
Benefits of Annaprasana :
- Performing annaprasana ceremony helps in protecting the child and increasing the life span of the child.
- The baby gets the blessing and is believed that any unwanted things swallowed during the baby is in the womb will get cleansed.
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