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Celebrating janma divas the bharatiya way

Discussion in 'Pujas Prayers & Slokas' started by BeeAmma, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. BeeAmma

    BeeAmma Silver IL'ite

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    Hi all,

    I found the following information on a blog on the internet. I do not understand all the ceremonies mentioned here, and I can take no credit for the content. I am attaching the shlokas that were attached to the post.

    Just wanted to share it with fellow ILites that might be interested:


    Posted on December 23, 2008 by moralstories
    Birthday (janmadinotsavam) is usually celebrated every year on the day of janma-tithi or janma-nakshatram. For babies upto the age of 1 year janmadinotsavams are celebrated every month. The following are the important things to do on janmadinotsavam:

    1. Abhyangana-snaanam
    2. Nuutana-vastra-dhaarana
    3. Rakshaa-tilaka-dhaarana
    4. Haarati-grahana (These 4 are done to remove arishtams)
    5. Smarana of Kuladevata, MahaaGanapati, Suurya Bhagavaan, Sapta-Chiranjeevis, Shashthi Devi
    6. Read attached shlokas
    7. Taking aashiirvaadams of elders. This is one of the most important things to be remembered always. A person becomes yashashvi only by respecting elders. Shri Krishna Paramaatma Himself says that a Nityaannadaata, Nityaagnihotri, Maasopavaasii (one who does upavaasam every month), Pativrata, Vedaantavetta, Sahasra-chandra-darshii (a gruhastha who completes 83 years) are always bowed by Him shloka 4 Hence it is very important to always respect them and elders.
    8. Another very important thing is perform daanaas. Any kind of daanam to a daanaarhi can be done. Daanam must always be done thinking “how great is this daana-grahiita for giving me this oppurtunity to do Daanam“.
    9. On the 60th, 70th, 80th janmadinam one must do Ugra-ratha-shaanti, Bhiima-ratha-shaanti and Vijaya-ratha-shaanti respectively. On 83rd and 100th janmadinams, shataabhishekam and puurna-shataabhishekam must be done. The main aspects in these shaantis is Parameshvara-aaraadhana, Homams and Daanams.
    Following are the things which must not be done on the janmadinam:

    1. Kesha-khandanam (shaving, hair-cut etc.)
    2. Nakha-visarjanam (removing nails)
    3. Kalaham (quarels, fights)
    4. Maamsa-bhojanam (eating non-vegetarian (taamasik) food)
    5. Prayaanam (travel)
    6. Himsa (cruel deeds)
     

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  2. iyerviji

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    Dear BeeAmma

    Thank you for sharing how to celebrate janma divas.

    love
    viji
     
  3. BeeAmma

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    Attaching shloka 4.
     

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