The ANNAPRASHANA (Sanskrit : अन्नप्राशन,
Annaprāśana, Bengali : অন্নপ্রাশন, Onnoprashon)
also known as ANNAPRASHANA VIDHI, ANNAPRASAN or ANNA-PRASANAM, is a
Referred to in English as first feeding with rice, the ceremony is
usually carried out when the child is six to eight months old , odd
months for girls and even months for boys, and the teeth have begun to
appear, though it may be weaned at a later time. It is an occasion
for celebration, and extended family, friends and neighbours will be
invited to attend. Rice has become more common in modern times and
symbolizes food in general. After Annaprasan, mamabhat happens, in
maternal uncles or grandparents house. The maternal uncle of the child
feeds it rice in this ritual. Mamabhat happens within that
week.because as per Vedic
The Annaprashana, unlike many other Samskaras, remains an important ceremony in modern India.
* ^ A B C Lochfeld, James G. (2002). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism: A-M. The Rosen Publishing Group. pp. 43–44. ISBN 9780823931798 . * ^ Manu smṛti. * ^ Pandit, Bansi (2005). Explore Hinduism. Heart of Albion. p. 128. ISBN 9781872883816 .
* Annaprashan Vidhi *