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Anna Prashana is a ceremony, where child is fed with solid food for the first time in its life. This Samskara is also known as Phalaprashana Samskara. After the eruption of teeth, the child can be given solid food. Literally it is putting solid food or rice into a child's mouth for the first time. Anna means 'food', especially 'boiled rice'. Prashana means 'eating, feeding', and specifically 'the first feeding of a child'. Food is cooked to the chanting of appropriate Vedic mantras in the presence of friends and relatives.

Annapraasanam

Item

Quantity

Turmeric powder

Small Packet

Kumkum

Small Packet

Betel leaves

1 Packet

Betel nuts

2

Sandal wood powder

Small Packet

Flowers

1 Bouquet

Fruits any variety

Few of each  

Coconuts

2

Agarbhathi

1 Packet

Rice

1 pound

Quarters

10

Naivedyam

 Any Payasam/ Kheer

 

For Puja at home, the following in  addition to the above

Deepam ( Lamps)

1

Bell

1

Pancha Patram and Udharani or Unused Cup and spoon

1

Trays for fruits and flowers

3

Kalasam

1

Saffron,Cloves,Cardamom and Paccha Karpooram

Small Quantities for Kalasam

Mango Leaves ( If available)

1 bunch

 
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