According to Vedic Tradition, Annaprashanm is the 7th Samskara of a child and marks the first food intake of an infant other than the mother’s milk. The literal translation of the word Annaprashanam from Sanskrit is “grain initiation”. It is performed in different regions of India and also has names like choroonu (Kerala), bhaatkhulai (Garhwal), and mukhe bhaat (Bengal). It is generally performed after the completion of six months of birth.

Pooja Items:

Items Quantity
Sandalwood Powder 1 Packet
Turmeric Powder 1 Packet
Kumkum Powder 1 Packet
Camphor 1 Packet
Agarbathi 1 Packet
Betel Leaves 10
Betel Nuts 1 Packet
Flowers 1 Bunch
Fruits (S Varieties,5 Each) 25
Coconuts 4
Rice 1 lb
Coins (Quarters) 20
Cooked food items & Sweets

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