Annaprasanam

Annaprasnam
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

ItemQuantity
Turmeric powderSmall Packet
KumkumSmall Packet
Betel leaves1 Packet
Betel nuts2
Sandal wood powderSmall Packet
Flowers1 Bouquet
Fruits any varietyFew of each  
Coconuts2
Agarbhathi1 Packet
Rice1 pound
Quarters10
Naivedyam Any Payasam/ Kheer

 

For Puja at home, the following in  addition to the above
Deepam ( Lamps)1
Bell1
Pancha Patram and Udharani or Unused Cup and spoon1
Trays for fruits and flowers3
Kalasam1
Saffron,Cloves,Cardamom and Paccha KarpooramSmall Quantities for Kalasam
Mango Leaves ( If available)1 bunch