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Annaprasana

Annaprasana

Puja Description

Right Time for Annaprashan Sanskar- Usually, Annaprashan is performed when the baby is around 6
months old; as this is the time when baby gets some teeth. Annaprashan is performed during the
even months for boys, generally in the child's sixth or the eighth month. For girls, it is performed
during the odd months, usually the child's fifth or the seventh month.


Significance
Baby takes the solid food for the first time.
It helps the baby to grow healthy and strong.
Performed on 6th or 7th month on janma nakshatra day.
Mantras are chanted for the baby’s well-being.
Payasam, Nei Saadham or Milk Rice is the main ingredient for the Ceremony.


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:
Annaprasana ceremony ensures that performing this pooja helps the child have good digestion and
which will in turn help the child to grow healthy and strong.
Anything unhealthy or any substance that will cause illness to the child will be cleansed once this
pooja is performed.

Puja Material

Material Name Units
pasupu 10 grms
kunkuma 10 grms
milk 1litre
flowers 1gm
pasupu 50 gm
kumkuma 50 gm
astha gandam 1 daba
agaravativlu 1 pacoket
arati karpuram 10 gm
nuvula nune 1/4 litre
vattulu 1 pacoket
aggi pete 1
biyam 3 kg
vakkalu 20 gm
tene 100 gm
darapu banti 1
neyi 20 gm
chekara 1/4 kg
rupayi bilalu 5
teela shela 1
jaketu mukka 1
pilalu enchukune vastuvulu some
vendi gine chemcha 1+1
kobbari kayalu 2
avvu palu 1/4 litre
perugu 1/4 litre
puvulu 1/4 kg
tamala pakulu 50
arati pandlu 1 dozen
5 rakala pandlu 2 each
doralu 1 pacoket
paramanam 1/4 kg
deepa kundulu 2
ganta,harati palem 1+1
neela bindalu 1
tambalalu 1
ginlu,gartitelu 1+1
glasulu,chembulu 1+1
pancha patra,uddarini 1+1
kaatera 1
pitalu,chapalu 2+2