Seemantham, also known as Pumsavana Seemantham is an important traditional samskara in the Indian traditions but more popular in South Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, carried out during odd pregnancy months of 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th. valaikappu function songs tamil baby shower Although in ancient timesSeemantham was performed on the birth each child, today it may be restricted to the first born. Certain sites list that this ritual is similar to the “baby shower” performed in the west however, it is different in intention.
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The word “Seemantham” refers to parting the hair just above the eyebrow where the Goddess of Wealth, Sri Mahalakshmi, resides. This leads to the practice of applying kumkum to the parting in order to propitiate the Goddess Sri Lakshmi such that when a woman delivers a child, she is considered the embodiment of the Goddess Lakshmi herself.
From the day of formation in its mother’s womb, a child grows in different stages, each with a stipulated time frame. valaikappu function songs tamil baby shower Accordingly, although brain formation takes much earlier, memory cells are said to start activating on the completion of seven months of pregnancy. Thereafter, the unborn child can record sounds and vibrations from its surroundings. valaikappu function songs tamil baby shower
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Valaikappu Song – Vani Jairam Krishnaraj
Akkalukku Valaikappu Kalyana Parisu
Seetha Seemandham Sri Rama Rajjiam
Kunguma pottu kulunguthadi Idhu Sathiyam
Poo Choodum – Aan Azhagan
Adi Rakku Muthu Ejamaan
Malar Koduthein Thirisoolam
Muthu Muthu Aanimuthu Rajadurai
Thanga Baba Santham Paadum
Yenthan Vazhakaiyin Artham Solla – Chinna Kannamma
Nowadays Seemantham is often combined with a “Valaikaapu” ritual hosted by the pregnant woman’s mother. The Seemantham ceremony is more religious in nature than the Valaikaapu, which is a more informal function. The ceremony itself has its roots in olden times when a woman would depend on the local midwife to deliver her child. In order to ease her passage, this ceremony would be performed to invoke blessings. However, the traditional ceremony is not of relevance today, since some doctors believe that mothers-to-be should avoid crowds towards their ninth month of pregnancy in order to avoid infection risks. Rituals such as pouring cold holy water on the mother may also be harmful to the fetus in some cases.
The original ceremony was also meant to invoke the birth of a male heir, as is seen from the words uttered during the rituals, and some couples therefore prefer not to go through with it if their preference is for a girl child.
These religious rituals may also be performed in a temple to avoid elaborate ceremonies.