Concept of sanskara and developmental milestone relation

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Krishna Kumar


The Samskara are a series of sacraments, sacrifices and rituals that serve as rites of passage   and mark the different stages of human life and mark the entrance to a particular Ashrama (i.estage of life). In essence, all these rituals are of purification nature and give good qualities.    Sanskara means, in other words, "Gunantaradhanam" used to transform the qualities. In different religious texts of Hindu, the number of Sanskara varies; it is about 16-40. But at present 16 Sanskara are as in practice which should be performed from conception to after death. These Sanskara are related to proper growth and development of fetus and child.


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Kumar, K. (2019). Concept of sanskara and developmental milestone relation. Ayurlog: National Journal of Research in Ayurved Science, 7(4). Retrieved from
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