Maithil Brahman Sanskar
Chhatihar: On the
sixth day of birth. Shashthika (Sathi) Bhagwati is worshiped in the evening
on a special alpana. The mother and child wear new yellow clothes.Things
required are: Purhar Patil, Deep, Earthen pot, Fan made of bamboo (beeain),
Kajrauta, Shahi Kant, Knife, Chura, lava, paper, red ink.
Namkaran: On the
11th or 12th day of the birth of the child or any auspicious day. Pooja of
Panch Devata, Vishnu, Navagraha and Parthiv Shivaling is performed. A
suitable name often determined by Rashi of the child is then given to the
child. The mother, child and the person performing the pooja and rites wear
new clothes. At times, the name is written on the lips of the child with
durba stem dipped in madhu. This rite is less prevalent.
the 6/8 month for male and 7/9 month for female child. On an auspicious day
and time (Shubha Muhurta). After performing puja, the child, in new clothes,
is fed payas, sweets by an elderly lady.
In 1/3/5 year. Auspicious day and time (see calendar). The hair of the child
is cut with scissors and are collected in the anchar of an elderly lady who
sits behind the child. This is disposed off in the evening in the roots of
bamboo tree or in a river. Durbakshat and chumaon are performed. Feast is
held or sweets distributed among the guests.
(optional) is performed, then ears of the child are pierced with gold
earrings (Kundal). This rite can also be performed in Upnayan, where this is
an essential rite.
3rd or 5th year (generally on Mundan Day). In the morning hour, (after
Mundan Ceremony) the acharya performs puja of Panch Devata, Kul Devata,
Ganesh, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Vishnu, Mahadeva and Brahma. On a whole banana
leaf ,placed over an alpana,5 kg of rice is spread. Acharya takes the child
in his lap and holding a chalk in the child's hand writes "OM NAMAH
SHIDHDHAM" on rice. It is, then, covered with an yellow cloth. The rice is
removed in the evening and used. Nowadays, Akshararambh is also performed on
Basant Panchmi day.
of the following rites: Udyog, Mati-Mangal, Marab-Thathi, Charakh-katti,
Kumram, Matrika Puja, Abhyudayik Shraddha, Churakaran, Upnayan, Vedarambh,
Samabartan, Ratim. The celebration ends with Satyanarayan Pooja.
of following rites: Sidhdhant, Kumram, Laba-bhujai, Agya-pan, Matrika Pooja
and Abhyudayik Shradhdha,Reception of Bariati, Pair-dhoai, Parichain,
Kanyadaan, Bibah, Sindur daan, Chaturthi, Dwiraagman