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Etymology/ Definitionपुंसवनम् इति पुंस्त्वकारक कर्म। च. शा. ८/१९ चक्रपाणि
ReferenceC.Sha.8/19 Chakrapaan`i, A.H.Sha.1/36
Literary MeaningM / W – male – production rite performed in the third month of gestation and before the period of quickening
Implied MeaningThis is a procedure aimed at begetting progeny of desired gender. It is done in the early stage of pregnancy i. e. Period between confirmation of pregnancy and eight weeks. It is futile after this time.
ElaborationThe medication is administered in the nostril of the expectant and desirous mother for begetting desired progeny. The medication is administered in the right nostril for male progeny and in the left nostril for female progeny. Internal medication is also advised. In a patriarchal society a male child is generally preferred. Hence the term Pumsavana .

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