When to do Annaprasana Ceremony (First Rice to Baby)? Here is a brief explanation on when to perform Annaprasana ceremony to baby.
Annaprashana, Annaprasana Vidhi, Annaprasan, Annaprasanam or Annoprashan are the various names for Feeding first rice for baby. This ritual is celebrated on the occasion of child’s first intake of food other than milk.
Auspicious Months (Male Baby) for Annaprasana
Auspicious months for male baby for Annaprasana is even month – Sixth month, eighth month, eighth month and twelfth month.
Auspicious Months (Female Baby) for Annaprasana
Auspicious months for female baby for Annaprasana is odd month – Fifth month, seventh month, ninth month and eleventh month.
Auspicious timings for Annaprasana – in morning hours.
Dashama Shuddhi is needed for Annaprasana Muhurthams.
During Annaprasana, elders and the parents of the child play a game with the child by giving him a tray containing a number of objects. It is believed that the child’s future prospects are indicated by his selection of choice of the objects.