om namah brhmah......
sanak-muni, the mind born son of brahmaa-dev
explains in naarad puraan slok 1.25. 2 and 5 about the SshraaDdh
a father has to perform when his son is born. This is one of the dharma
of a father in living the gruhastha-aashram
of his life. This SshraaDdh is to
propitiate one's pitruo at one's good
fortune of having a progeny who will do SshraaDdh for
oneself when one finishes the current life journey. sanak-muni
starts by a warning to those who do not follow their dharma
aashram (life stage):
"A person who forsakes his sva-dharma
(own dharma) prescribed by ved and shaastra
and lives life with dharma of others are known as adharmik
and would be thus be ex-communicated by all dharma.
(Thus one cannot have an excuse not to follow sva-dharma because
somebody else is not following dharma. Also ved
says that if one does not follow dharma and thus bring chaos to
life then dharma will destroy that living being. dharma
has to destroy an adharmik living being for preserving the rest
of creation to operate to the laws of dharma. dharma is
our creator brhmah's shakti which
sustains sustenance of creation.)
A father upon the birth of his son should take a bath along with the
clothes he is wearing and perform the post-natal rite of naandi
SshraaDdh with the prescribed utterance of benediction. "
We all at PVAF convey pranaam to
our guru Dr. G. V. Tagore from whose
English translation of the sanskrit naarad puraan we have been
blessed with the above knowledge of how SshraaDdh
offering to our pitruo for the fortune of having a progeny to continue
our lineage.......the above slok are expanded with explanatory prose to
make our learning and understanding easier...also explanatory prose in included
in brackets to give backgrounder ved knowledge to provide supplementary explanation
for increasing the depth of our knowledge of life sciences......
....our guru brhmah..
.....om tat sat....om shaanti shaanti....