- Babies - Birth to 3 months
- Jatakarman - Celebration of Birth
- Namakaran - 11th Day Ceremony Of New-Born
- Ekoisia/Ekusia - 21st Day Ceremony Of New-Born
- Nishkramana - Child's First Trip Outside
Jatakarman, 5th of the 16 hindu sanskara rituals - involves the father bonding with the new-born and introducing honey to the lips of the baby as a symbol of sweetness in the world. ceremony.
Namakaran, 5th of the 16 hindu sanskara rituals - involves giving the baby its formal name is more popular in the northern states of india. It is considered that for the first 10-day the baby is adjusting to the new world (hence only the mother, father and mother's mother is allowed to touch the baby) and only on the 11th day it is allowed to be touched by other members of the fammily. Traditionally on the 11th day a priest performs sacred chants to ward off evils before giving the child a name. These days it is less common and parents often pre-decide on the name. This ceremony is less popular in eastern states and more often combined with the Ekoisia/Ekusia ritual.
Ekoisia/Ekusia, a hindu ritual more popular in the eastern states is conducted by the paternal grand-parents while the maternal grandparents gift new set of cloths and ornaments to be worn by the baby on this day. In eastern states, it is common to conduct the namakaran ceremony during Ekoisia/Ekusia with the father of the new born whispering the name twice on the right ear of the baby. The vedic literature is vague on this but most regions in India follow either 10-days or 20-days of saucha or sudhi. Ekoisia/Ekusia is also considered a day for sudhi-karan of the household as for the first 20 days after the baby is born - pujas, prayers, cutting of nails, shaving and haircuts are disallowed. Some scientific-minded people claim this being good for the baby to avoid any change in its environment while the baby is adjusting to the new world.
More often than not, Ekoisia/Ekusia ceremony is an intimate event with less than 25 people held at home but in the event of lack of space or need to accommodate more guests, Sankalp Media & Convention offers a banquet hall (cinnamon) perfect for this purpose accommodating 50-100 guests. With Sai Temple right across the venue for the blessings of the lord, it is a perfect venue to host a larger Ekoisia/Ekusia ceremony. We offer complimentary suite for the new-born and parent's comfort. The banquet hall is equipped with LED screens and video wall along with the facility of premium AV recording and live-streaming for the well-wishers who could not join in-person. For an even larger ceremony, you can opt for our larger banquet halls (charoli/clove) which can accommodate upto 700 guests in each. Check out our individual banquet halls in our Gallery
Nishkramana, 6th of the 16 hindu sanskara rituals - involves introducing the baby to the outside world, primarily to the sun. Accompanied by vedic chants, hymns and celebrations to ward off evils, the baby is brought outside the house under the protection of shade and not direct sunlight in the 3rd month after its birth. Some variations of this ritual involves a similar approach to introducing the baby to moon in the 4th month after its birth.
- Infants - 4 months to 1 year
- Annaprasana - Child's first taste of solid food
Annaprasana, 7th of the 16 hindu sanskara rituals - involves the feeding of solid food to the new-born. This ceremony often requires a priest to suggest an auspicious day, around the 6-8 month period after birth of the baby when teething begins - odd months for girls and even months for boys. Literal translation of Annaprasana - is Rice Feeding and hence rice is a common entity used as first solid food but it can be any soft food.
Annaprasana often accompanies a larger gathering of guests for blessings and visiting the child. Sankalp Media & Convention's Cinnamon Banquet Hall is perfect for such a gathering of upto 100 people while Charoli & Clove Banquet Halls easily accommodate upto 700 people each. Located right in front of the Sai temple, it is convenient for soliciting blessings from the lord before & after the ceremony as well.
- Toddler - 1 year to 4 year
- Mundan - First Haircut / Shaving Of Head
- Karnavedha - Ear-piercing Of New-Born
After the first year - the child receives its first haircut (often shaving of head). It is often preceded by Brahmin Bhoj (Feeding of Brahmins) and followed by a lunch for larger volume of guests.
Please keep Sankalp Media & Convention in mind for such an occasion. Our larger banquet halls - Charoli on the 1st floor and Cinnamon on the 2nd Floor accommodates upto 700 people each and with its exquisite decor, it lends the perfect vibe to your kid's mundan ceremony.
Karnavedha, is one of the hindu sanskara rituals - involves piercing the earlobe of the toddler as a symbol of opening the inner ears for receiving sacred sounds. It is considered that piercing of ears also wards of evils and cleanses the mind and nurtures the soul. For a baby boy, the right earlobe is pierced first. For a baby girl - the left earlobe is pierced first followed by the left nostril.
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An Easy Guide To Planning A Kid's Birthday PartyPosted by Nishant Nath at 3 Mar, 2019 Last Updated: 3 Mar, 2019
Throwing a birthday party for a kid has multiple dimensions to it. It can be a nightmare or a
cakewalk depends on how you execute it. Considering Gen-Y & Gen-Z parents are often overthinkers
we decided to walk you through some of the dos and don'ts while planning your kid's birthday
party. Lets start with which group your kid falls into:
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Popular party games for 4-8 year olds include (click on names to learn more):
Popular party games for 8-12 year olds include (click on names to learn more):
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If you decide to settle for an affordable option with not so quality space, then remember, you’ll have to eventually spend more on décor to spruce it up. So, go with an option where you would need little décor and which fits impeccably into your budget.