The sacred Vedic texts and Griya Sutras are manual for man kinds; teachings within these sacred text are the foundation of the Hindu religion. If we look deep into these religious text the center of Hinduism is family and its traditions. Respect for family and ancestors is a pillar of vedic culture the Hindu religion
Kanyadan (Giving the Bride’s hand to the groom) and Hasta Milap (Joining of Hands) are both important parts of the traditional Hindu wedding ceremony. The Kanyadan takes place in the name of the Deity Kaama. The Kanyadaan ceremony marks the biggest transition in a bride’s life. The ceremony confirms the change of role in her
Antyeshti, the Hindu funeral rite is the last samskara of sixteen. The word “Antyeshti” means “the last sacrifice” in Sanskrit. The funeral rituals differ, depending on where the funeral is performed: in India or in the West, in England. In India, Hindus usually cremate the bodies of their loved ones. The only exceptions are young
Annaprashana is one of the most significant samskaras, an ancient Hindu ritual that marks the child’s first intake of solid food. The word “Anna-prashanna” is a Sanskrit word, and it literally means “grain feeding.” Since this is the first time that the baby will eat solid food, the event is celebrated by family, relatives, and
Vivaha, the Hindu wedding ceremony is one of the most important Hindu samskara (rites of passages). The Hindu marriage is not just about signing documents; the actual ceremony is rich in traditional elements and rituals, and it creates a deep bond between the bride, the groom, and the two families. Moreover, the wedding ceremony has
The grihya (domestic) sutras ( manual) are the Vedic manuals written by different sages, over the period of time which deal with the performance of the domestic ritual by man or women, one of oldest written manual for humankind, these ritualistic ceremonies are known as Samakaras, such as conception, birth, Mundan, initiation, marriage, death, etc.