Godh Bharai is an auspicious ceremony celebrated during pregnancy to bless the unborn baby. It is a welcome function of the unborn baby to the family. The mother-to-be will be blessed by elders, guests, relatives, friends and all other well-wishers for best health and safe pregnancy and healthy delivery of the baby.
Godh Bharai is a baby shower function which literally means to ‘Fill the Lap’.
It is known as Seemandham in Kerala (Malayalam), Valakappu in Tamil Nadu, Shaad in Bengal and Srimantham in Telugu (Telangana & Andhra Pradesh).
The time of celebrating Godh Bharai depends upon the community and tradition. In North India, Godh Bharai is generally celebrated when the pregnant lady completes her seventh month of pregnancy. In some communities, it is celebrated at the end of eighth month.
Godh Bharai Muhurat January 2017
17 January 2017, Tuesday. Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra. Till 12.02 Noon. Auspicious for the natives of Kanya Rashi, Vrischika Rashi, Dhanu Rashi, Makar Rashi, Meena Rashi, Mesha Rashi, Vrishabha Rashi, Karka Rashi and Simha Rashi.
17 January 2017, Tuesday, Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra. After 2.24 PM. Auspicious for the natives of Kanya (Virgo), Vrischika (Scorpio), Dhanu (Sagittarius), Makara (Capricorn), Meena (Pisces), Mesha (Aries), Vrishabha (Taurus), Karka (Cancer), Simha (Leo) Rashi.
18 January 2017, Wednesday, Wednesday. Hasta Nakshatra. Till 12.49 noon. Auspicious for the natives of Kanya, Vrischika, Dhanu, Makar, Meena, Mesha, Vrishabha, Karka, Simha Rashi.