Santhana Saptami – A Day For Child Blessings
Santhana Saptami is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is observed on the seventh day during waxing phase of moon or Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month. This day is considered important for those who are not blessed with children and want to get child boon. People worship for good health and prosperity of their children on this day. They offer special pujas, prayers, rituals and offerings on Santhana Saptami to child form of Lord Krishna. Married women get special blessings from their mother-in-laws on this day.
On this day, women observe fasting for the health and wellness of their children. They offer seven types of special recipes to Lord Krishna. During the Santhana Saptami Vrat, special mantras, stotras and prayers are recited. Those who perform special pujas and rituals on Santhana Saptami will blessed with children.
Remove Doshas And Get Divine Virtues On Santana Saptami
Offering special rituals on Santhana Saptami invokes the child form of Lord Krishna. This effective remedy for childless couples is a boon in disguise. The ritual promises an intelligent child that carries forward one’s legacy. According to Vedic pundits, the obstacles in begetting a child may be caused by Graha Dosha or improper placing of planets in the natal chart. Sometimes black magic, drishti dosha and evil energies also may play a role. Since Lord Vishnu destroys evil and grants his devotees with divine virtues, worshipping Him on the day of Santana Saptami is considered very apt. He is the benefactor of good health and happiness and also nullifies all complications, difficulties during the phase of child birth. It also ensures sound health of the mother and foetus as the vibrations of the homa nourishes it and prevents any abnormalities from occurring.
Bala Ganapathi Worship Significant On Santhana Saptami
Bala Ganapathi is an important aspect of Lord Ganapathi – Ganesha, the elephant headed god. He is depicted as a child in this form of Bala Ganapathi. A child Ganesha is also depicted held in his mother’s (Parvati) lap. Bala Ganapathi has four arms holding sweet balls in two hands and his trunk holds the modaka – favorite sweet dish of Lord Ganesha. He is the first among the thirty two forms of Ganesha. Another description states that he holds a mango, sugarcane, a branch of mango tree and a sweet. It is symbolize the abundance and fertility of the universe. The fruit may be replaced with a bunch of flowers. Bala Ganapathi is also described to be red complexioned. He represents the opportunities and growth. He is particularly worshipped for children to gain good manners. Bala Ganapathi grants a happiness and good health to his devotees. In South India, Bala Ganapathi is known as Pillaiyar – little child. Worship of Bala Ganapathy on Santhana Saptami is so special for children as it improves their health, aids in their overall growth, be it intellect, knowledge, success in education etc. He eliminates sins and obstacles in life. A puja to Bala Ganapathi helps to get rid of bad habits and inculcates moralities in children.
Why Revere Goddess Santhana Lakshmi On Santhana Saptami
Goddess Santhana Lakshmi is the goddess of fertility, grants health and intelligence among children and protects infants from all types of diseases. She is one of the Ashta Laskhmi’s that grants the boon of prosperity. She carries two kalashas on either side of her hands. And the others hold sword and shield. A child is seen on her lap holding a lotus. She’s eternal for she keeps the legacy of a family going. A puja to Santhana Lakshmi on Santhana Saptami ensures good children with intellectual growth, all round development, and a great well-being for all.