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Annaprashan Muhurat 2021: Annaprashan Ceremony 2021 Dates

Annaprashan Muhurat 2021 - Rice Eating Ceremony 2021 by AstroSage offers you auspicious Annaprashan Sanskar 2021 dates and tips to follow and things to keep in mind while carrying out the Annaprashan ceremony in 2021. Find out why performing this ceremony is essential for the betterment of kids.

Annaprashan Muhurat 2021

When a child consumes solid food for the first time, the fact that it should be light and digestible is known by all. However, the child attains favourable influence of the planets and nakshatras when this act is carried out during an auspicious muhurat or time period. With this article, know the auspicious Annaprashan Dates 2021 and how this ritual is significant in Hinduism.

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Annaprashan Muhurat 2021 Dates & Timings

Annaprashan Muhurat 2021 for January
Date Day Duration of the Muhurat
14 January, 2021 Thursday From 09:02 Till 13:29
15 January, 2021 Friday From 07:15 Till 13:25
18 January, 2021 Monday From 07:43 Till 09:14
20 January, 2021 Wednesday From 07:14 Till 13:06
Annaprashan Muhurat 2021 for February
Date Day Duration of the Muhurat
22 February, 2021 Monday From 06:53 Till 10:58
25 February, 2021 Thursday From 06:51 Till 13:17
Annaprashan Muhurat 2021 for March
Date Day Duration of the Muhurat
15 March, 2021 Monday From 06:31 Till 13:44
24 March, 2021 Wednesday From 06:21 Till 10:24
Annaprashan Muhurat 2021 for April
Date Day Duration of the Muhurat
19 April, 2021 Monday From 05:52 Till 16:04
Annaprashan Muhurat 2021 for May
Date Day Duration of the Muhurat
13 May, 2021 Thursday From 05:32 Till 14:29
14 May, 2021 Friday From 05:31 Till 14:25
17 May, 2021 Monday From 05:29 Till 11:35
24 May, 2021 Monday From 11:12 Till 16:02
Annaprashan Muhurat 2021 for June
Date Day Duration of the Muhurat
23 June, 2021 Wednesday From 05:24 Till 07:00
24 June, 2021 Thursday From 13:50 Till 16:20
Annaprashan Muhurat 2021 for July
Date Day Duration of the Muhurat
15 July, 2021 Thursday From 05:33 Till 07:16
16 July, 2021 Friday From 06:06 Till 14:53
22 July, 2021 Thursday From 05:37 Till 12:45
Annaprashan Muhurat 2021 for August
Date Day Duration of the Muhurat
11 August, 2021 Wednesday From 09:32 Till 15:23
13 August, 2021 Friday From 05:49 Till 13:43
20 August, 2021 Friday From 05:53 Till 14:54
Annaprashan Muhurat 2021 for september
Date Day Duration of the Muhurat
08 September, 2021 Wednesday From 06:03 Till 13:40
09 September, 2021 Thursday From 06:03 Till 13:36
13 September, 2021 Monday From 06:05 Till 08:23
16 September, 2021 Thursday From 06:07 Till 09:37
Annaprashan Muhurat 2021 for october
Date Day Duration of the Muhurat
08 October, 2021 Friday From 06:18 Till 13:46
15 October, 2021 Friday From 06:22 Till 13:18
18 October, 2021 Monday From 10:49 Till 13:06
20 October, 2021 Wednesday From 07:41 Till 12:59
Annaprashan Muhurat 2021 for November
Date Day Duration of the Muhurat
10 November, 2021 Wednesday From 08:25 Till 13:18
11 November, 2021 Thursday From 06:41 Till 06:50
Annaprashan Muhurat 2021 for December
Date Day Duration of the Muhurat
08 December, 2021 Wednesday From 07:02 Till 12:56
10 December, 2021 Friday From 07:03 Till 12:48
13 December, 2021 Monday From 07:05 Till 12:36

According to Annaprashan Muhurat 2021, out of all the sixteen rites mentioned in Hindu scriptures, Annaprashan Sanskar is considered the seventh most important Sanskar. During this ceremony, the child is offered solid foods such as rice other than his/her mother’s milk for the first time ever under proper administration according to Hindu customs.

It is believed that the physical and mental development of the child before the Annaprashan Ceremony depends only on the milk provided by the mother. However after this rite is performed, their overall development depends majorly on solids. This is why this ritual is performed for the first time after birth with great enthusiasm with an objective of introducing the child to grains, solid foods and cereals.

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Calculating Annaprashan Sanskar Muhurat 2021

To perform Annaprashan Sanskar in 2021, a priest or an expert thoroughly assesses the birth chart of the child as well as the placement of nakshatras and planets and calculates an auspicious muhurat to perform the ceremony. This is known as Annaprashan Sanskar Muhurat. According to popular beliefs, the Annaprashan Sanskar Muhurat of a child should be done within the six months of his/her birth.

As per Hinduism, the baby is fed only sattvic and nutritious food for the first time. It is said that this sattvic food offers the child a healthy life and helps him/her develop physically and mentally while eliminating every disease and illness. Everyone present during the Annaprashan Sanskar Ceremony wishes the child a good and healthy life, strength and intelligence and offers him/her their blessings.

Significance of Annaprashan Muhurat 2021

According to the Hindu scriptures, it is considered necessary to perform every significant task or ceremony during an auspicious muhurat for fruitful results. In the same way, Annaprashan Ceremony should also be performed during a special muhurat after consulting either an astrologer or priest, as it is believed that good qualities are generated in the children if such rites are carried out under a shubh muhurat.

Also, this ceremony helps purify all the elements that went into the stomach of the children before birth and enables a child to lead a healthy life. It has been observed that when the child is in the womb, the mother can sometimes consume food which can prove to be harmful for her unborn child. In such a situation, these rites are very effective in keeping the children away from all the demerits inherited from their mother.

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Benefits of Annaprashan Sanskar 2021

Food is considered as the most important basis of every human life. It helps a person to develop physically and mentally. It is mentioned in the scriptures that consuming a good and nutritious diet helps to purify the body and soul from within. This is the reason why through the Annaprashan Sanskar or Rice Eating Ceremony, the importance of pure food has been highlighted in Hinduism. In rites for Annaprashan Sanskar, the parents offer their prayers to Maa Annapurna, the Goddess of Food, and wish for good health and prosperity for their child.

  • There is a popular saying in India, "The Food You Eat Is Reflected In Your Nature" This means that food you consume not only nourishes the body, but also nourishes the mind and intellect of a man.
  • A child becomes strong and powerful by performing Annaprashan Ceremony rites on auspicious Annaprashan Dates in 2021.
  • It is believed that from the sixth and seventh month after a child is born, his/her teeth start coming out, which makes the baby’s digestive process strong. Hence, if the baby is fed solid food apart from his/her mother’s milk, the mind and body of a child grows well.
  • This ritual holds high importance from a scientific point of view as well. During pregnancy, the infant inside the womb of the mother consumes nutrients that can prove to be harmful for him/her. In such a situation, Annaprashan Ceremony is performed to cleanse the child’s body and offer good food.

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Annaprashan Sanskar 2021: Where and How To Perform?

As per the scriptures, Annaprashan Ceremony must be performed within the six months after the birth of the child. However, in relation to both boys and girls, Hindu Panchang voices out some differences in regard with the time. In this case, let us now know when and how this Sanskar is performed:

  • As per the beliefs, it is considered appropriate to perform the Annaprashan of the male child in the sixth or eighth month after his birth. On the other hand, the Annaprashan of the female child should be performed in the odd month, i.e. fifth or seventh month after her birth.
  • Annaprashan rites are usually performed at home, or at a temple or any other religious place. For this, the parents can consult an astrologer or priest and perform this ceremony as per their family traditions.
  • During this ritual, the baby is firstly offered Kheer or Sweetened Rice Pudding or any other sattvic solids according to the local and familial tradition.
  • The auspicious Muhurat for Annaprashan Sanskar is calculated by assessing auspicious dates and nakshatras according to the birth chart of the child. At the same time, some natives organize this ceremony on any auspicious date such as Ashtami or Navami during Navratri as per their traditional familial customs

Annaprashan Sanskar 2021: Things To Keep In Mind

Annaprashan Ceremony is known by different names in different states of India. Annaprashan rites are popularly performed at the famous Guruvayur temple in the state of Kerala, whereas in North India, it is considered auspicious by people to perform this ceremony at their home along with the temple. This is why several significant things are kept in mind when performing this rite:

  • On this day, the baby is properly bathed and dressed in new and clean clothes. Many people dress their child in their cultural attires such as dhoti-kurta or lehenga-choli, etc.
  • On the day of the Annaprashan Ceremony in 2021, a sacred yagna and havan is organized for the child at home or any other religious place.
  • After the Havan, the food prepared for the child is firstly offered to the God in the form of Prasad. Only after that, the baby's Annaprashan is performed.
  • During this time, the deities are venerated during the auspicious muhurat, after which the elders of the household, parents and other relatives feed the child homemade Kheer or rice pudding with a silver spoon.
  • On this auspicious occasion, relatives and elders are invited to bless the baby with a healthy and bright future.

Rice Eating Ceremony 2021: Unique Traditions and Practices

Annaprashan Ceremony 2021, also known as Rice Eating Ceremony 2021, is usually performed as per one’s own traditions and customs. On this note, new parents are seen carrying out a unique tradition in several states of India. In this, family members place silver utensils, books, jewelry, pens, clothes and items made of clay before the baby. The child is then called out by his/her name to choose one from those items. These items have different meanings according to the traditions.

  • Book: Reflects the child's intellectual development and longing to learn and understand.
  • Jewelry: Signifies immense wealth in the life of a child.
  • Pen: A symbol of the child’s intellect and knowledge.
  • Earthen Objects: Symbolize wealth in the child’s life.
  • Clothing: Represents the child's reputation.

Note: It is believed that the object selected by the child reflects his/her nature and behaviour. Accordingly, the child chooses a business or job symbolising the same item after growing up.

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Mythological Legend Behind Annaprashan Ceremony

Food provides energy and power to a human being. You will find several mentions highlighting the importance of food in many mythological legends as well. One of them is related to Mahabharata. According to that mythological legend, during the ongoing war of Mahabharata, when Bhishma Pitamah was lying on the bed of arrows and breathing his last breath, all the Pandavas used to visit him daily to listen to his sermons. The Pandavas used to listen to many stories related to Dharma from Pitamah.

In the same light, while he was preaching life lessons to the Pandavas, all of a sudden Draupadi started laughing after listening to him. Everyone was shocked to see Draupadi laughing like this, in the meantime Pitamah asked Draupadi the reason for her laughter. Draupadi then replied, ‘Pitamah, all these lessons and preachings about Dharma and Knowledge sounds good but where was it when I was being violated by the Kauravas in front of the entire assembly during the Cheer Haran? Why didn’t you reach all these lessons at that time in the assembly? I started laughing just by remembering the same thing.'

Listening to Draupadi, Bhishma Pitamah said, 'Daughter! I was consuming the food provided by the Kauravas at that time. Therefore, just like Duryodhana with his vicious nature, my mind and heart got contaminated and affected. But Arjuna's arrows in the battlefield shed all of the malicious blood running inside my body. After being purified, my mind, heart and soul are pure. This is why I am talking about Dharma.”

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