Garbh Sanskar

Anjali SharmaLifestyle, Mental Health

Garbh Sanskar during pregnancy

As per our Vedas a child’s mental  development starts as soon as he is conceived.  In 6000 year old Mahabharata, Arjuna’s son Abhimanyu learnt how to enter the Chakravyuha while in the womb.  Modern science has just woken up to the secrets of the 7000 year old Garbha Upanishad.

Lord Vishnu took an avatar of Narasimha to kill demon Hiranyakashipu. The story of Prahlad is from the Puranas. Prahlad was born into a family of demons who were wreaking havoc on the Gods in heaven.  His mother listened to devotional prayers and stories about Lord Vishnu while he was in her womb.  As a result, he became a devotee of Lord Vishnu.

His personality begins to take shape in the womb, and this can be influenced by the mother’s state of mind during pregnancy.   The baby feels your feelings even when it is developing in your womb, as per our Vedas.  Even what you visualize is known by the fetus.

Garbha sanskar is a Sanskrit term, which literally means ‘education in the womb’. It is traditionally believed that a child’s mental and behavioural development starts as soon as he is conceived. His personality begins to take shape in the womb, and this can be influenced by the mother’s state of mind during pregnancy. This knowledge can be traced back to ancient scriptures and is included in the Vedas.

It is traditionally believed that a child’s mental and behavioural development starts as soon as he is conceived. His personality begins to take shape in the womb, and this can be influenced by the mother’s state of mind during pregnancy. This knowledge can be traced back to ancient scriptures and is included in the Ayurveda.

Although it may sound strange and weird, your bond with your child starts right from the time you conceive. It is not that when the child is born you know him. The baby listens to you and feels your feelings even when it is developing in your womb. You can shape up your baby’s first impressions by listening to good music, visualizing, massaging gently meditating and of course, with the help of positive thinking.

Scientific evidence

The popularity of Garbh sanskar is also because researchers have proved its relevance and importance in the development of the child. There are scientific evidences that prove that a baby inside the mother’s womb responds to the outside stimulus and has the ability to listen. Doctors and experts also believe that there is a significant effect of the hormonal secretions that are activated by the thoughts of a mother on the unborn baby.

Benefits of Garbh Sanskar

The advantages of Garbh sanskar are not only that you educate your child and there is development of a bond between the mother and the child. In fact, this has a great impact on the health of the mother also. The positive thinking and attitude promotes physical well being of the mother.

Experts encourage some of the practices of Garbha sanskar and say it may be worth talking to your baby, listening to music and reading educative books while you are pregnant. This shall make your baby have better sleeping habits, be more alert and confident, more content, more active at birth, better at breastfeeding and bond with parents better

Supraja janan

Ancient Indian medicine has recognized the need for the mental, spiritual and physical preparation of the mother-to-be for the momentous event of childbirth. Ayurveda describes this theory as “Supraja janan” or eu-maternity This “Supraja janan”, as conceptualised in Ayurveda, involves the preparation of the couple planning pregnancy, three months prior to conception.

Mother and child bonding

Mother’s bond with the child starts right from the time of conception. The mother can shape up baby’s first impressions. The positive thinking and attitude promotes physical wellbeing of the mother and the baby throughout the pregnancy and after. The advantages of Garbh sanskar are not only that you educate your child but there is development of a bond between the mother and the child.

Garbh Sanskar in spiritual view

Garbh sanskar is an opportunity to impart spiritual thoughts in the baby right from the time of conception. In this view, the garbh sanskar should be directed towards raising the sattva guna (or good qualities and positive thinking in the material sense). Here are the common shlokas and mantras a lady should listen to during her pregnancy.

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Garbh Sanskar was last modified: August 28th, 2016 by Anjali Sharma