|Chhatihar: On the sixth day of birth.
Shashthika (Sathi) Bhagwati is worshiped in the evening on a special
mother and child wear new yellow clothes.Things required are: Purhar
Patil, Deep, Earthen pot, Fan made of bamboo (beeain), Kajrauta, Shahi
Kant, Knife, Chura, lava, paper, red ink.|
|Namkaran: On the 11th or 12th day of the birth
of the child or any auspicious day. Pooja of Panch Devata, Vishnu,
Navagraha and Parthiv Shivaling is performed. A suitable name often
determined by Rashi of the child is then given to the child. The mother,
child and the person performing the pooja and rites wear new clothes. At
times, the name is written on the lips of the child with durba
stem dipped in madhu. This rite is less prevalent. |
|Annaprashan: In the 6/8 month for male and
5/7/9 month for female child. On an auspicious day and time (Shubha
Muhurta). After performing puja, the child, in new clothes, is fed payas,
sweets by an elderly lady. |
Karnvedha: In 1/3/5 year. Auspicious day and time (see calendar).
The hair of the child is cut with scissors and are collected in the anchar
of an elderly lady who sits behind the child. This is disposed off in the
evening in the roots of bamboo tree or in a river. Durbakshat and chumaon
are performed. Feast is held or sweets distributed among the
If Karnvedha (optional) is performed, then ears of the child are pierced with gold earrings (Kundal). This rite can also be performed in Upnayan, where this is an essential rite.
|Akshararambha: In 3rd or 5th year (generally on Mundan Day). In the morning hour, (after Mundan Ceremony) the acharya performs puja of Panch Devata, Kul Devata, Ganesh, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Vishnu, Mahadeva and Brahma. On a whole banana leaf ,placed over an alpana,5 kg of rice is spread. Acharya takes the child in his lap and holding a chalk in the child's hand writes "OM NAMAH SHIDHDHAM" on rice. It is, then, covered with an yellow cloth. The rice is removed in the evening and used. Nowadays, Akshararambh is also performed on Basant Panchmi day.|
|Upnayan: consists of the following
Udyog, Mati-Mangal, Marab-Thathi, Charakh-katti, Kumram, Matrika Puja, Abhyudayik Shraddha, Churakaran, Upnayan, Vedarambh, Samabartan, Ratim.
The celebration ends with Satyanarayan Pooja.
|Vivah: Consists of following
Sidhdhant, Kumram, Laba-bhujai, Agya-pan, Matrika Pooja and Abhyudayik Shradhdha,Reception of Bariati, Pair-dhoai, Parichain, Kanyadaan, Bibah, Sindur daan, Chaturthi, Dwiraagman.