- Category: Suvarnaprashan Sanskar
- Published on 03 February 2009
- Written by Dr Nikul Patel
Suvarnaprashan - An Ayurvedic Immunisation
( Keeps babies healthy and happy…)
Soil of India - tradition culture if India gave us many Great Philosophers, saints, Intellectuals, bravery heroes and great scientists. Do we think ever how can they maintain this tradition to produce such heroes? How they bring up them? For making such unbelievable characters like Ram, Krishna, Yagnvalkay, Vishvamitra, Panini, Sushrut, Charak, vagbhatt, Abhimanyu, Vashishtha, Valmiki, Saint Tulsidas, saint Ramdas, Swamy Vivekanand and many more how much they took pains? We must have to appreciate the efforts of such social, religious and government organizations making healthy society. Millions of rupees have been spending for making society healthy from our government and also international organization like WHO also spend for millions of dollars for it. For making awareness of health all organizations spending so huge budget for medical camps, for medical aids, education, seminars, campaigns and also compulsory vaccination. When we make attention on the result and on efforts, the result seems nearby zero. Although, the result of strong campaign we can see the awareness of physical health in urban society. But we never think over the mental and spiritual health of the Society.
Did we think ever on Mental and spiritual health? ...
Without mental health there is no meaning of long and physical healthy life. It will be curse instead of Bless. But Ayurveda thought about both physical and mental health. Ayurveda is an ancient medical science of this world. Ayurveda has given bunch of Medical principles and effective medical treatment systems which are truly effective till now and eternal. In modern science many research works are continuous in work but the result of their conclusions is not permanent. Once they conclude one thing as nectar then after five years they blame that as a poison and make that drugs as banned. Before few years those people have conclude that mother’s milk is not good for baby and Now they are campaigning that the mother milk is a nectar for baby and also prevents it from breast cancer. They are spending millions of rupees to make aware the mothers. We are crazy about the new invention and afterward we will also have repentance.
But we all are looking for good remedies with have no side effects and it will be eternal also. How can we improve physically and mentally health of all human beings in this world? Our ancient Saints of Ayurveda have absolute vision for making healthy people. At that time lazy peoples were also there, and the masters of Ayurveda have clear vision that the law action could not accepted for a long time and therefore a healthy society not to be awakened. So that if we want to make any principle or system lives for a long while, it must be penetrated by love, by logic and by understanding. Health care related or awareness related ideas were attached with religious beliefs at that time. After all they are shown at now also after thousands of years after. Behalf of our tradition or our culture so many things we don’t understand but we can’t refuse. We did all the rituals with love towards religion or our elders also. But such health prevention ideas behind our traditions have left from our understanding.
Today, we are going to try to understand one of our traditions, our culture it is Suvarnaprashan…
When child born at our home, the doctor always advise us how to prevent the new born from such diseases? In protection of health doctor recommends us for vaccination of different types on different durations. Vaccine is invented in near past, but the basic idea of vaccine is described in Indian medical science – Ayurveda but we don’t know about it. Different vaccines for different diseases are our recent vaccine concept. It can prevent only those diseases which it made for. Our body has self resistance power for preventing from various diseases, which is called by immunity. When it is finished then we become ill. Our body can produce immunity itself and vaccine helps to make it faster. Modern Science has prevented several vaccines for several diseases and it is continually moving. The same principles of vaccine (improving immunity) were described in Ayurveda thousand years ago. If our body has sufficient immunity not a single infection or epidemic can affect us. Therefore, Ayurveda gifted us Suvarnaprashan to improve immunity of Child. ‘Suvarna’ means ‘Gold’ and ‘Prashan’ means ‘to lick’. Licking of Gold towards a child from birth to childhood mean up to twelve years called as ‘Suvarnaprashan’.
Why is Gold?
Gold is best metal for human body. It is not only effective in children but it is also more effective on all ages’ males and females. Gold is the best medicine to improve immunity power in our body. It is most important and valuable metal by its significant impact on our body and mind. As Indian scriptural it is the best element have to donate to love ones. Gold must have be absorb in our body to make it healthy, the result of this thought Gold Jewels are most famous in Indian culture. If any youngster wear fake jewelry the elders always scolding because of they knows the effect of the Gold. As per this thought our ancient kings and the richest person of the town were always eat in Gold plates. To wear Gold, to eat in Gold plate, to donate Gold, collection of Gold all are the concept to intake Gold to our body. Gold is very valuable metal which used for the body, mind and intelligence protection. Therefore from past to recent time our economy depends on Gold only. It is the Sign of Gold’s effectiveness in our life also.
‘Suvarnaprashan’ when and to whom?
Suvarnaprashan is one of the sixteen ‘Sanskar’ (rituals) which described in Ancient Indian Scriptural. When any child is born in our home; licking him honey by Gold stick and have to write ‘AUM’ is our tradition. The base of this tradition is originally coming from ‘Suvarnaprashan Sanskar’. To lick Gold to the child is originally ‘Suvarnaprashan’. When it is done by everyone, but no one knows that why we do this type of things and what is the effect to the child? Existence of this tradition after thousands of years is shows the constant efforts of our Rushis – our ancient saints. But we never get a single effort to understand this tradition and a miracle vision of our ancients. ‘Suvarnaprashan’ is a mixture of Gold, such nice herbs, cow ghee and honey. As per Indian tradition if we makes in specific time (Pushya Naxatra) it will be more effective. Suvarnaprashan is given to newborn to twelve years aged children. Any one can get benefits of it by starting any time up to twelve years of age. To pushing up this Sanskar closed relatives always given gold gift to the new born child.
Benefits of Suvarnaprashan:-
Maharshi Kashyap: An Ancient Indian Pediatrician has described the benefits of Suvarnaprashan in his Book ‘Kashyap Samhita’ in Sanskrit language as:
Suvarnaprashan hi etat medhagnibalavardhanamm|
Aayushyam mangalam punyam vrushyam grahapaham||
Maasat paramamedhave vyaadhirbhirnn cha dhrushyate|
Shadbhirmaasai shrutdhar suvarnaprashanad bhavet||
(Sutrasthanam – Kashyap Samhita)
Suvarnaprashan improves Intelligence, Digestive fire, physical power. It gives long, spiritual, holy and saintly life. It gives rejuvenative effects and tone ups the skin. It improves immunity in miracle way so child is prevented by bacterial and viral infections. Regular use of Suvarnaprashan up to one month is results that the child gets best immunity to defeat diseases. Six months of regular use of Suvarnaprashan make child very intelligent, and he can remember all heard by him, means it improves memory and intelligence in so much amount.
Suvarnaprashan also improves the digestion power and it results to the child’s improvement of physical stamina. It glows the skin tone. In short Suvarnaprashan is a best element to prevent child. And any illness can not touch him early.
• Strong immunity Enhancer: Suvarnaprashan builds best resistant power and prevents from infections and makes child stronger.
• Physical development: Suvarnaprashan helps in physical development of your child.
• Memory Booster: It contains such Herbs which help your child for memory boosting and it improves Grasping Power also.
• Makes child active and Intellect
• Digestive Power: Suvarnaprashan is a best appetizer and have digestive properties also.
• Tone ups Skin color.
After understanding the importance of Suvarnaprashan one of the Sanskar among the sixteen Sanskar of Indian traditions; any one has considering each child at least once in life.
How and where to get it?
We make Suvarnaprashan in Pushya Naxatra with full amount of herbs and Full amount of Gold which described in Kashyap Samhita by Maharshi Kashyap. For providing fresh batch to each, we make it every month on the day of Pushya Naxatra. So you can get it from our center or via courier by advance order. We make it ourselves to make it qualitative. And you can also say its miracle results after using it.
We make a six month pack with attractive packing in unbreakable bottle with silver stick to lick to the child. Dosage is varying to the age factor which mentioned by us case to case. You can contact by phone or mail also.
If You wish to start Suvarnaprashan to your child or your loving ones you must have to order in last month of pregnancy, means one month before due date.
We welcome your suggestions and your queries.
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DR. NIKUL PATEL
Atharva Ayurveda Clinic and Panchkarma Center
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