Seemantham or the Baby Shower ceremony is generally celebrated when the carrying mother is in her 7th month of pregnancy. This is conducted to ensure normal as well as uncomplicated delivery.
Religious Significance of Seemantha Ceremony
Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped.
Conducted to ward off evil effects on the pregnant form.
When can Seemantha Ceremony be performed?
It is mostly conducted in the 7th month of pregnancy. However, it can be done during any odd months of pregnancy and the date can be ascertained based on the janma nakshatra of the mother.
Seemantha Ceremony FAQ'S
What is meant by the Seemantham?
Seemantham is a famous ceremony in Indian culture. This ceremony performs for pregnant women in the 5th, 7th, and 9th months before the delivery.
Where is the ceremony going to celebrate?
Generally, the seemandham performs in the husband's house and the elders bless her with sweets, new dresses, and ornaments.
Why the Seemantham ceremony is celebrated for the first child?
Generally, people believe this ceremony is celebrated to protect the first child. So, the elders decide to perform the ceremony.
What is the cultural believes about the Seemantham?
Generally, this ceremony celebrates the mother and baby. And it is celebrated to protect the baby from the evil spirit and negative force.
What is the purpose of the various food and why offer to pregnant women?
The five or nine variety of rice offered for pregnant women. Because, the mother or mother -in - law prepared to enrich food for the baby.
Types of foodCurd rice
Curry leaves rice
these kinds of food give proper health to the baby.
Why pregnant women wear many Bangles?
During pregnancy, some women get hesitation and feared about baby birth or delivery. The bangle creates good musical sound and it stimulates blood circulation, as well as the sound, reduces the stress of the pregnant women.
Is it true? wearing Bangles is scientific improvement?
Yes, the bangles indeed generate some breezy musical sound. This sound stimulates active of the baby, increases blood circulation, and gives positive thoughts.
Seemantham is a famous traditional ritual in South India. It is performed for pregnant women to get the blessing from the elders. This ritual is celebrated on the 5th, 7th, and 9th month in the Subha Muhurat day depending on the wife and husband's horoscope of the birth chart. Seemantham is also known as bangle ceremony/Valaikaapu - which means the pregnant lady meets the ritual from the 5th 7th and 9th month to celebrate the ceremony with family, friends, relations, and elders to get their blessings.
Purohit chant mantras for the wellbeing of baby and the pregnant women and be blessed by the Gods and Goddess.
Sankalpam( The Testimony of The Vedic Vidhi)
The word Sankalpam indicates the Vedic astrology of Panchang, place, time, day, Tithi, Nakshatra, Yogam, and Karanam. These are recited to the three trinities of Bhrama, Vishnu, and Shiva. The Vedic Vidhi recites for the current Vedic year and the Vedic name of the subcontinent and other significant elements. At the end of the Sankalpa needs family members Name, Gotra, Zodiac sign, Birth star to recite as a part of the puja and to get the blessings from the Lord Maha Ganapati, Navagrahas, family deity (kula devata), Grama devata and Ishta devata (favorite god one’s choice). So the first procedure is to invoke blessings from the deity.
The Ganapati puja is considered as an auspicious for all the ceremonies while starting the puja. By doing Ganapathi puja, you will get free from obstacles, hurdles in life. It acquires materialistic, spirituality in life.
The word of Punya Vachanam gives clarity of the clean ritual by invoking the blessings from the Lord Varuna (the lord of water) along with sacred rivers of the country namely Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, Narmada, Sindhu, and Cavery. The tirtha mantras are recited where the Punya Vachanam is performed, and their all the five elements are,
Jal - water
Vayu - air
Prithvi - earth
Agni - fire
Akasha - sky or space
By the chanting of Vedic mantras related to Lord Varuna, the place will be purified, where the positive energy is being retained in the pot and Punyavachana can be performed.
Navagraha puja for the nine planets and each planet governs a specific element (five elements) in the life cycle, so the certain specified planetary combinations in the horoscope give both malefic effects and good effects.
The beneficial effects are taken into consideration of the particular planet individually and also in their combination, generally to rectify or to neutralize the evil effect of the planets. During Navagraha puja chanting of mantras is replaced continuously.
To remove the malefic effects of the planets this Navagraha puja can be performed. During this puja one will get blessings from Adidevata (subordinate lord of the planet), ‘Prathana Devata’ (main deity of the planet).
Maha Mangal Aarti
The Astavedha Seva is done along with the Vedic chants. The camphor Aarti, flowers, and akshatha is offered after the completion of the puja.
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