Flashcards in RS Birth Ceremony Hindu Deck (6)
What is a samskara?
A samskara is a religious ceremony which marks each of the 16 important stages that everyone passes through from birth to death.
How many samakaras are there in the life of a Hindu?
There are 16 samakaras in a Hindu person's life.
What is the sacred syllable.
The sacred syllable is 'aum' which represents the most important Hindu gods:
Why is the sacred syllable written on the tongue of every new born Hindu baby?
It symbolises the importances of the 3 gods to Hindus.
What happens at the fifth samskara?
The priest uses the birth horoscope to suggest certain syllables to form the baby's name.