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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 161-164

Principles and practice of Pumsavana Karma

1 Professor and Head, Department of Kaumarabhritya, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, BM Road, Thanniruhalla, Hassan-573 201, Karnataka, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Prasuti Tantra and Stree Roga, Government Ayurveda College, Wardha, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Assisstant Professor, Department of Kaumarabhritya, SDMCAH, Hassan, India
4 Department of Prasuti Tantra and Stree Roga, SDMCAH, Hassan, India
5 Research scholar, Department of Kaumarabhritya, SDMCAH, Hassan, India

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Pumsavana is one of the sixteen rituals known as Shodasha Samsakaras which are adopted at every stage of life to ensure a fruitful and prosperous life. This procedure can be done before conception or immediately after conception for achieving a healthy progeny during Pushya Nakshatra. Pumsavana Karma aims mainly at Garbha Dharana and Garbha Sthereekarana. The methods prescribed for pre-conception, Pumsavana should be brought into practice for a planned pregnancy to get a healthy child and making the couple's well prepared physically, psychologically, socially and emotionally for future events. Hence the article deals with the principles and practice of Pumsavana Karma in detail.

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