16 Hindu Samskars (From before the birth till Death and even after Death- with Ritual and Pujan Vidhi

Item Code: IDL201
Author: Prof. Shrikant Prasoon
Publisher: Hindology Books
Edition: 2009
ISBN: 8122310532
Pages: 304
Cover: Paperback
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This Book on Samskars, particularly Sixteen Samskars, was planed originally by Shri Ram Avtar Gupta, Chairman of Pustak Mahal.

It is a great service to human being, specially the modern Indians, and a laudable effort to bring forth the most essential things in life in order to create a cultured and refined society he is doing with is Hindoology Books.

If man becomes sensitive enough to realize the value of being cultured as human being by not simply changing dress, language, formal behaviour and amenities but by becoming religious, spiritual and diligent and by leading a life free from fears and inhibitions then all the honest and sincere efforts of the Chairman and the author will be amply rewarded.

In this book, you will find all the Samskars as I have left nothing out. In other words, I have incorporated everything related to Samskars that I have ever heard of or read about. I have incorporated the ways and means of performing all such Samskars and of worshipping various gods and goddesses in a separate section. It is the most essential part of the Samskars. Without the Poojan Vidhi the book would have been incomplete.

Nowadays, people are not aware of the Samskars. They are only living Artha (wealth) and Kama (desire). So, they are unhappy, depressed and live under fear. Only the Samskars will make them live a complete and blissful life by including Dharma (righteousness) and Moksha (liberation) in their life. The Samskars can chart the path and give them inner strength to follow the path of righteousness that will eventually lead a man to bliss and beatitude.

Only a has been taken from scriptural transliteration for long ‘a’ sound which is otherwise impossible to write in the Roman script. Everything else is written in the same ways as given in government papers, magazines, newspapers and general books. Most of the longer compound words have been separated in shorter simple words. It will help the readers to read the Mantras and Shlokas quoted in the book.

Back of The Book
Samskars make living easier, better and fuller, if performed as they should, with right earnestness. Lord Sri Krishna declared in the Gita: “That person easily succeeds in both the physical and spiritual realm (worlds) whose Samskars have been duly completed and that has achieved control senses”.

The book ‘16 Hindu Samskars’ incorporates all the Samskars that make a person refined and cultured, to grow from inside and to enable one to lead a pious, complete, healthy, happy, pleasant and prosperous life. If all the Samskars are performed and the patterns and rules obeyed than life of a person would be worth citizen able to make the earth a better place for all living beings and to ensure continuity of life.

Read ’16 Hindu Samskars’, learn about them and be ‘Samskari’.

Prof. Shrikant Prasoon is a reader, teacher, thinker, poet and above all, a humanist. The more he reads and thinks, the more he writes on varied topics, but with one aim ‘to show man the need of Nature and natural life’. He believes that all religions parts of one basic religion called Humanism; and all the systems are an outcome of the greatest celestial system, which is devised and regulated by the Unseen and Unknown Creator.

A retired Professor of English, Prof. Prasoon writes in Hindi with equal ease and also in Samskrit. His recent books are Knowing Buddha; KnowingGuru Nanak; Indian Scriptures; Panch Mahabhuta Tatwa and Sharira; Chanakya; Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose; Absorbing Buddha; Knowing Kabir and Hinduism Clarified and Simplified.


Samskars in Spiritual Quadruplets16
Section I – The Samskars19
Samskars: Meaning and Philosophy21
Rishis on Samskars24
Samskars as Culture28
Importance of Samskars32
List of Samskars36
Governing Factors in Samskars40
Need of Samskars52
Lack of Samskars57
The Scriptures on Samskars 59
Samskars and the Problem of the World62
Samskars and Supernatural Power72
Benefits from Samskars75
Essentials and Forbidden in Samskars77
The Samskars of the Previous Life80
The Samskars of Grihastha Dharma82
Samskars Given during Childhood82
Samskars for Inner Growth89
Role of Women in Samskars94
Samskars in Ayurveda98
Samskars in a Nutshell100
Progress, Peace, Prosperity and Perfection through Samskars106
Section II – Poojan Vidhi109
Shatkarma (The Six Rituals)111
Shodashopachara (The Sixteen Steps)115
Swasti Vachan (End of Worship)118
Ashirvada Mantra (Blessings)121
Shodasha Matrika Poojan (Worshipping Mothers)122
Section III – Sixteen Samskars125
1.Garbhadhan Samskar (Conception)127
2.Punswan Samskar (Fertilisation)136
3.Seemantonnayan Samskar (Prosperity)144
4.Jatkaarma Samskar (Birth ceremony)148
5.Namkaran Samskar (Naming)155
6.Niskraman Samskar (First ceremonious outing)163
7.Annaprashana Samskar (Giving first cereal food)166
8.Chudakarma Samskar (Cutting hair)174
9.Karnabedha Samskar (Piercing of ear)180
10.Upanayan Samskar (Investiture with the sacred thread)183
11.Vedarambha Samskar (Initiation into study)207
12.Samavartan Samskar (Convocation)215
13.Vivah Samskar (Marriage)224
14.Awasthyadhana Samskar (Sacred fire)271
15.Tretagnisangrah Samskar (Conservation of fire)276
16.Antyesthi Samskar (The Funeral)282
Vanprastha Samskar290
Samyas Samskar292
Prosper with Samskars296
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