Hindu Varnas

Brahmin

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Shudra

16 Hindu Rituals

  • Garbhaadhan

    Garbhaadhan

    This community is divided into four varnas (categories) that has been composed of 16 sanskaras (sacraments), the first of which is- Garbhaadhan- th...

  • Punsvan

    Punsvan

    Punsavana Sanskar– Like conception (Garbhaadhan Sanskar), this Punsavana Sanskar is also equal for all four categories (varna); it is done for the i...

  • Seementotrayan

    Seementotrayan

    This ritual (sanskar) is performed in the fourth, sixth and eighth month for the child in the womb. Simentroyan Sanskar is equal for all the four ca...

  • Jaatakaram

    Jaatakaram

    When the child is born, he/she gets started connecting with the physical life. And as soon as the child is born, a caste ritual is performed which i...

  • Naamakaran

    Naamakaran

    Naamkaran Sanskar or Naming ceremony is done on the 11th or the 21st day after the birth of the child. According to astrology, the Brahmins visit ho...

  • Nishkraman

    Nishkraman

    Nishkraman means exiting. This ritual is performed in the fourth month after the birth. Our body is made of earth, water, fire, air and sky which is...

  • Annapraashan

    Annapraashan

    यह संस्कार बच्चे के दांत निकलने के समय अर्थात 6-7 महीने की उम्र में किया जाता है। इस संस्कार के बाद बच्चे को अन्न खिलाने की शुरुआत हो जाती ह...

  • Mundan

    Mundan

    When the child becomes one year old, three years or at the age of fifth or seventh year, his/her hair gets cut which is called Mundan Sanskara. It i...

  • Vidyaarambha

    Vidyaarambha

    The child is given proper education through Vidhya Arambha Sanskar. The infant is introduced to the initial level of education. And by introducing th...

  • Karnaveda

    Karnaveda

    सभी वर्ण व्यवस्थाओं में कर्णवेध संस्कार प्रचलित है। इस संस्कार में कान छेदे जाते है। इसके दो कारण हैं, एक- आभूषण पहनने के लिए। दूसरा- कान छेदने से एक...

  • Yajnopavita

    Yajnopavita

    Up means close and nayan means to take away. To be taken close to the Guru (teacher) means the Upanayan sanskar (Yagyopavit Sanskar). Even today this...

  • Vedarambha

    Vedarambha

    Under this sacrament, the person is given the knowledge of the Vedas. विद्यया लुप्यते पापं विद्यायाऽयुः प्रवर्धते। विद्याया सर्वसिद्धिः स्याद्...

  • Keshant

    Keshant

    Keshant Sanskar means cutting the hair with proper rituals and ceremonies. In Brahmins, Keshant Sanskar is also done before -Vidhya Arambha Sanskar....

  • Samavartan

    Samavartan

    Samavartan Sanskar means is to return again. After attaining education from the Ashram or Gurukul, this ritual was done to bring the person back to...

  • Vivaah

    Vivaah

    This is the resource of religion. Vivah Sanskar (marriage rites) are considered as the most important ritual. Under this, the bride and groom both t...

  • Antyeshti

    Antyeshti

    Antyesti Sanskar means funeral ceremony. According to the scriptures, after the death of a person, the dead body is dedicated to fire. Even today,...



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