A critical review of Bal Samskara and its scientific importance

  • Dr. Pritilata Ramesh Tale Post Graduate Scholar, Dept. of Kaumarbhrutya, SMBT Ayurveda College, Dhamanagaon, Nashik, Maharastra, INDIA.
Keywords: Kaumarbhritya, Samskara, Kashyapa Samhita, Gunantaradhanam


Various Samskara are mentioned since Pauranic Kala. In Ayurveda, the word Samskara is introduced as “Samskaraohi Gunaantradhyanam” which means qualitative improvement carried out by incorporating the specific qualities. The main aim of performing Samskaras are to preparing the baby for intrauterine and extra uterine life successfully, develop proper feeding habits, ensure adequate nutrition. In short, the Samskara means those religious rites and ceremonies which sanctify the body mind and intellect. Ayurveda also describes different Samskaras in the different period of life to mark, or to announce attainment of different milestones thus ensuring proper growth and also to differentiate them from the child with developmental delay. Each Samskara make the child to acquire a new talent and is called as Gunantaradhanam. These all Samskara plays the main role in child health and overall development at each step of life.


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DOI: 10.21760/jaims.v5i06.1135
Published: 2020-12-31
How to Cite
Dr. Pritilata Ramesh Tale. (2020). A critical review of Bal Samskara and its scientific importance. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 5(06), 152-158. https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v5i06.1135
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