Sacraments – Samskaras

Sacraments – Samskaras

The Laws of Manu, IX, 18 states:
“For women no sacramental rite is performed
with sacred texts, thus the law is settled.”

Sacraments – Samskaras
By Sri V.A.K. Ayer

There are sixteen main Sacraments (Samskaras).
These range from conception to funeral ceremonies.

  1. Garbhadhan (Sacrament of Impregnation)
  2. Punsavanam (second or third month of pregnancy)
  3. Simantonnayana (between the fifth and eighth month of pregnancy)
  4. Jatakarma (At the time when the child is being born)
  5. Namakarana (Naming the child)
  6. Niskramana (Child is brought out of house.3rd and 4th month)
  7. Annaprashana (The first feeding of cereal at six months)
  8. Chudakarma (First time cutting of hair, 1st year or 3rd year)
  9. Karnavedha (Piercing the ears in the third or fifth year)
  10. Upanayana (Investiture of Sacred Thread) From 8th year
  11. Samavartana (When studies are completed)
  12. Vivaha Samskara (Marriage ceremony)
  13. Grihasthashrama (Sacraments relating to house-holders.)
  14. Vanprasthashrama (Renouncing the house-holder’s life)
  15. Sanyasashrama. (Leading the life of a monk)
  16. Antyeshti (Funeral: last rites of the dead) 

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Introduction:

Objects  The objects of Sacraments

History and Sources   of Sacraments

Sixteen Main Sacraments

Pre-Natal Samskaras

1.Garbhadhana  Sacrament of Impregnation

2. Punsavanam  Second or third month of pregnancy

3.Simantonnayana
Between the fifth and eighth month of  pregnancy

Post-Natal Samskaras

4. Jatakarma
At the time when the child is being born

Some interesting pre-natal directions
found in early texts on the subject

5.Namakarana Samskara
Naming the child

Forbidden or prohibited names

6. Niskramana Samskara
Child is brought out of house. (3rd and 4th month)

7. Annaprashana Smaskara
The first feeding of cereal at six months

8. Chudakarma
First time cutting of hair, 1st year or 3rd year

9. Karnavedha
Piercing the ears in the third or fifth year

10. A. Upanayana and B. Vedarambha
Investiture of Sacred Thread From 8th year
and commencing the study of the Vedas

10 B. Vedarambha
commencing the study of the Vedas

Father’s advice to his son

Only that is the king (qualities needed to lead a nation)

Only that is the Acharya (qualities needed to become a teacher)

Upon completion of studies, the teacher instructs the pupil
From Taittiriya Upanishad, 1.11

11. Samavartana (returning home)
When the studies are completed

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12 Vivah Samskara (Marriage Ceremony)
(Hindu Marriage Ceremony)
Also (Pre-marriage ceremonies and preparations)

13.Grihasthashrama Sacraments relating to house-holders.)

14. Vanprasthashrama (Renouncing the householder’s life)

15. Sanyasashrama. (Leading the life of a monk)

16. Funeral-Antyeshti The last rites of the dead

 

 

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