Saturday, 2 July 2011

what prayers or vratas to be performed for child birth?

1. Shashti pooja is very powerful / beneficial in ladies conceiving. shashti pooja to be done after the full moon or pournami...start with the first shashti thiti or star after the pournami and do the pooja to nagaraja and offer milk to him at home...and thus do pooja for 5 weeks and also recite subramanyashtakam during pooja...and after 5 weeks we can do the donation...and mostly my friend and her mom told me that its very powerful pooja and after 5 weeks one would surely conceive so have faith and go ahead and try to do that pooja..and paralley we also have to read the guru charithra or dattha charithra....paarayanam or reading and completing it in 7 days..(sapthaaha paarayanam).....I am also planning to start it this month....and i heard if wife and husband perform milk abhishekam to lord subramanyeswara swamy..he is the giver of sons and unites if possible try to get that pooja also done...if possible..

2. recite the foll mantra for child birth: Blessings for a child

Make a prayer to Santhana Gopala by chanting the following mantra 108 times a day for 108 days after bath.
Santhana Gopala Mantra

Om Devaki Sudha Govinda Vasudeva Jagath Pathe Dehimey Thanayam Krishna Thwamaham Saranam Kadhahaa Deva Deva Jagannatha Gothra Vridhi Karap Prabho Dehimey Thanayam Sheegram Ayushmandham Yashashreenam !

Nagaraja is the devata for Kudumba Vrithi. Perform Nagaraja pooja in your home by some learned priests. Also visit Rameswaram, Devipattinam and the navagraha temples around Kumbakonam with your saha dharmini and make prayers to the devatas.

3. You can perform Shasti Vratam. Sashti is the sixth phase of moon. This is an auspicious day for Lord Muruga. According to the legend, Lord Muruga slayed the demon Soorapadman on sashti and every sashti is devoted to Lord karthikeya. This vratham is observed by all devotees of Lord karthikeya. This vratham is observed to get progeny
To observe this Vratham you should be on no-salt vegetarian diet on this day.

You can perform Shasti Vratam for 5 or 9 or 11 or 21 weeks. You can chant Sri Subrahmanya Bhujangam composed by Sri Adi Sankaracharya and Sri Subrahmanya Ashtottara Namavali

There are two Shastis in a Hindu lunar month. One Shasthi after Amavasya and another after Purnima (Pournami).
The Shasti coming after Amavasya (new moon night) is the one meant for fasting. In simple terms, the Shasti coming during the increasing or growing phase of the moon.

Shasti Vratam is observed in the following manner .

The Shasti fasting begins with sunrise. The fast is broken on the next day morning after praying to Lord Surya (Sun God).

Most people observing the fast make it a point to visit Murugan Temple on this day.

It is a complete fast in many places. But this might not be quite possible for many people due to job, health and other reasons.

Many people take some sort of vegetarian food on this day – this is usually a single meal in the afternoon or night.
Many people opt for a fruit diet on the day. Some avoid solid food.

In several Kerala Muruga temples, many devotees eat a single rice meal at noon given from the temple. The cooked rice is consumed without any major side dishes.

The method of fasting differs from region to region. But all non-vegetarian food is avoided on the day.

Devotees listen to stories related to Skanda and reading of Skanda Purana. Another activity during the day is the reciting of Kanta Shasti Kavasam.

Shashti vratam is for Lord Muruga. After Amavasya 6th day skula shashti is the one to do fast.Those who want children they can do this vruth. There is a saying "Shashti yil erunthal akapaiyil varum"(you will get children). You have to take head bath and do puja and recite shashti kavacham with devotion.You can take only fruits and milk. If possible visit Lord Muruga in the nearest temple.

4. Though no major vrathas or fasting is required for child birth, its always good to keep the mind and heart without any stress by worshipping your favorite God or Goddess.

Especially praying Garbharakshambigai will give good result.

Also you can try visiting Mannargudi Rajagopalaswamy temple where they would give the small idol of baby Krishna to the couple for a minute. It is beleived that if the couple hold the baby Krishna, they would be blessed with a baby soon.
Its just the god beleif and faith which bless us with good baby.

You can pray to Sri Garbharakshambigai and after the delivery, you shall visit the Garbharakshambigai temple at Thirukkarugavoor along with the baby.

May God bless you with child soon.

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