Sacraments

Garbhadaana

Garbhadhana (IAST: Garbhādhāna) (literally, gifting the womb), is the act of conception. This is the first sacrament which followed immediately on every marimonial union. There…

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Sacraments

Pumsavana

After the conception was ascertained, the child in the womb was consecrated by the Samskra named Pumsavana. By Pumsavana was generally understood “that rite through…

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Sacraments

Karnavedha

Karnavedha (IAST: Karṇavedha) (literally, ear-piercing) is piercing the ears. This is done with a particular thorn. Butter is applied to the wound. It is applicable…

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