Author: Shrikant PrasoonPublisher: Pustak MahalYear: 2009Language: Bi-LingualPages: 301ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788122310535
Samskars make living easier, better and fuller, if performed as they should, with right earnestness. Lord Sri Krishna declared in the Gita: “That person easily succeeds in both the physical and spiritual realms (worlds) whose Samskars have been duly completed and that has achieved control over senses. The book 16 Hindu Samskars incorporates all the Samskars that make a person refined and cultured, to grow from inside and to enable one to lead a pious, complete, healthy, happy, pleasant and prosperous life. If all the Samskars are performed and the patterns and rules obeyed then life of a person would be worth living, blissful, and pure enough to get bliss and salvation, and that person would be a worthy citizen able to make the earth a better place for all living beings and to ensure continuity of life. Read 16 Hindu Samskars, learn about them and be Samskari.
Preface Prayers Samskars in Spiritual Quadruplets Section I - The Samskars Samskars: Meaning and Philosophy Rishis on Samskars Samskars as Culture Importance of Samskars List of SamskarsGoverning Factors in Samskars Need of Samskars Lack of Samskars The Scriptures on Samskars Samskars and the Problems of the World Samskars and Supernatural Power Benefits from Samskars Essentials and Forbidden in Samskars The Samskars of the Previous Life The Samskars of Grihastha Dharma Samskars Given during Childhood Samskars for Inner Growth Role of Women in Samskars Samskars in Ayurveda Samskars in a Nutshell Progress, Peace, Prosperity and Perfection through Samskars Section II – Poojan Vidhi Shatkarma (The Six Rituals) Shodashopachara (The Sixteen Steps) Swasti Vachan (End of Worship) Ashirvada Mantra (Blessings) Shodasha Matrika Poojan (Worshipping Mothers) Section III – Sixteen Samskars 1. Garbhadhan Samskar (Conception) 2. Punswan Samskar (Fertilisation) 3. Seemantonnayan Samskar (Prosperity) 4. Jatkarma Samskar (Birth ceremony) 5. Namkaran Samskar (Naming) 6. Niskraman Samskar (First ceremonious outing) 7. Annaprashana Samskar (Giving first cereal food)8. Chudakarma Samskar (Cutting hair) 9. Karnabedha Samskar (Piercing of ears) 10.Upanayan Samskar (Investiture with the sacred thread) 11.Vedarambha Samskar (Initiation into study) 12.Samavartan Samskar(Convocation) 13.Vivah Samskar (Marriage) 14.Awasthyadhana Samskar (Sacred fire) 15.Tretagnisangrah Samskar (Conservation of fire) 16.Antyeshti Samskar (The Funeral) Vanprastha Samskar Samyas Samskar Prosper with Samskars