Prasuti Snan Muhurat is an auspicious muhurat set for Sutika Snan (ritual bath for the woman who gave birth to child).
Sutika Snan is generally performed after a week from the birth of the child. It clears off the Asoucham (relative impurity) of birth-giving women. The Asoucham comes with the birth is known as Jatha Asoucham.
Most traditional Indians follow the 40-day confinement and recuperation period also known as the ‘Jaappa’ (in Hindi). A special diet to facilitate milk production and increase hemoglobin levels is followed. Sexual intercourse is not allowed during this time. In Hindu culture, the puerperium was traditionally considered a period of relative impurity (asaucham) due to the processes of childbirth, and a period of confinement of 10–40 days (known as purudu) was recommended for the mother.
During this period, she was exempted from usual household chores and religious rites. The father was purified by a ritual bath before visiting the mother in confinement. In the event of a stillbirth, the period of impurity for both parents was 24 hours. Many Indian sub cultures have own traditions after birth, birth period is called as Virdi (Marathi) starting from birth till 10 days where complete abstinence from puja or temple visit.
In most of the places in India, Prasutika Snan is performed on 11th day from the child birth. This is known as Puruti Snanam (Purudu ceremony in Telugu), Puruttu Snana ( in Kannada / Tamil) and Virdi Snan in Marathi.
Prasuti Snan Muhurat 2017
10 January 2017, Tuesday – Mrigashira Nakshatra, Abhijit Lagna.
17 January 2017, Tuesday – Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra, till 12.02 noon, Meena Lagna.
There is no specific Prasuti Snan Muhurat in February 2017. But you can perform Sutika Snan on Abuj Muhurat like 1 February (Vasant Panchami – Wednesday) and 28 February (Phulera Dooj – Tuesday).
14 March 2017, Tuesday – Hasta Nakshatra, Abhijit Lagna.