suutak period is for the period of
purification of the mother after giving birth. suutak period is of the duration
of 1.25 moths or 37.5 days after giving birth to the son. This period varies
among different vedik peoples depending on the regional, local and gotra
traditions and customs. abhyuday
means prosperity, good fortune, and a festival to celebrate
prosperity and good fortune. abhyuday also
means accomplishment of a desired objective in life. Thus, this abhyudayik
is a festivity to celebrate a man's objective of begetting a son
to continue his lineage which will ensure continuum of the SshraaDdh
offering at least for his next generation.
Ensuring continuity of lineage 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):
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......
.......om brhmah namah....
....our guru brhmah..
.....om tat sat....om shaanti shaanti....