CHILD BIRTH CUSTOM

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  1. About child birth custom

    When a child is born in a family, it is a custom to announce the birth by the wife of the family barber or senor relatives of the family. Strings of mango leaves are tied to the house doors and Swastika symbol (known as Sathia) is drawn using cow dung to declare the good news. On the 6th or 7th day of child birth, the ceremoniously dressed mother with her baby is brought out of the room by her husband’s younger brother for Sun worship. Oil massaging is done to the baby and a blue or red string tied to its waist. Then, both the mother and child are taken in a procession to the village well to perform a ceremony called Jalwa.

  2. Name of Ritual/Custom

    CHILD BIRTH CUSTOM

    Dates

    On child birth

    Address

    Performed at the home where the child is born

    Recommended length to visit

    One week

    Do's & don'ts

    Participate in the happiness of the family

    Additional Informations

    Birth of a son is a happier event. At the same time, birth of daughter is also required because Kanyadan is one of the essential samskaras as per Rajasthani traditions.

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