Annaprasana is also called as Grain initiation or Rice feeding ceremony which is performed when the child is ready to make the transition from Liquid food to solid food. The child is usually fed with very small quantities of Rice or Sweet payasam.
Annaprasana is the pooja which is performed to show gratitude to the Lord for showering the parents with a child that is healthy and ready to eat solid food.
When to perform Annaprasana?
This ceremony is usually performed on the 6th or 7th month on a date which is compatible to the jenma nakshatra of the child on a good and an auspicious thithi and yoga.