|Etymology/ Definition||जातमात्रस्य वेदोक्त कर्म जातकर्म । च.शा.८/४६ चक्रपाणि|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – a birth – ceremony ( consisting in touching a newly – born child’s tongue thrice with ghee after appropriate prayers )|
|Implied Meaning||It is Vedokta karma ( as prescribed in the Veda ), which should be done immediately after dissecting umbilical cord ( Naalakartana ) following birth of a child.|
|Elaboration||It should be performed in the following steps:|
Child should be given honey and Ghee impregnated with मंत्र ( Vedic hymn or sacrificial formula ) prescribed for this purpose in Veda.
Following the same procedure milk from right breast should be given to the child at first.
An earthen jar filled with water should be impregnated with मंत्र and kept near the head of the child.
Last updated on June 14th, 2021 at 07:12 am