Here is a wonderful Rites of Passage ceremony for two friends from SAT, in Santa Cruz, CA.
Om Namah Sivaya
Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya
On October 19, 2014, devotees held a small ceremony for Scott and Prema and their unborn child who is due to arrive in December.
The necessary implements are procured and an altar is made by Ganesh and Dhanya. The ceremony is given by Ganesh. First, Scott and Prema are moved to the proper position…he is on the right and she is on the left.
This form of samskara is typically done after the seventh month of pregnancy when the child in the womb is believed to have developed hearing capacity. At this point the child should be hearing sattvic sounds in the form of discourses and chants from holy texts, sacred stories and songs, all of which should be recited in a holy, peaceful and joyful atmosphere.
The event begins with a traditional sixteen step gaṇeśa pūja for this auspicious occasion to…
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