In Sanskrit, “Annaprashan” means ‘Grain Initiation’. Plan your baby’s first bite by performing puja according to Annaparashan Muhurat 2016, planned under the most favorable stars. Bhaiyaji wishes to all new born babes especially girl child , “let heaven shower the blessings on your child with good health , education ,and longevity”.

In our country Bharat ,the Annaprashan Muhurat has different names like, ‘Annapraasanam’ in Tamil , ‘Bhaatkhulai’ in Garhwal hills, ‘Choroonu’ in Kerala, and ‘Mukhe Bhatt’ in Bengal’ and so on. This ceremony is very popular in Hindu Culture, It blesses child with good health and prosperity in life.

Below are the Muhurat for Annaprashan Sanskar Ceremony Muhurats :

Date Tithi Day Special Comments
January 2 Paush Krishna 7 Friday Ahoratri
January 4 Paush Krishna 10 Monday Before Bhadra
January 7 Paush Krishna 12 Thursday Anuradha Conjoining In Trayodashi
January 11 Paush Shukla 2 Monday Ahoratri
January 21 Paush Shukla 12 Thursday Before Madhyan (In Trayodashi)
January 28 Magh Krishna 4 Thursday In Panchami
January 29 Magh Krishna 5 Friday In Panchami
February 3 Magh Krishna 3 Wednesday Before Bhadra
February 10 Magh Shukla 2 Wednesday Before Madhyan
February 17 Magh Shukla 10 Wednesday After Vaidhriti Yoga (In Madhyan)
February 24 Falguni Krishna 2 Wednesday In Uttara Falguni
February 25 Falguni Krishna 3 Thursday Before Bhadra
March 7 Falguni Krishna 7 Monday Before Bhadra (In chaudashi)
March 10 Falguni Shukla 2 Thursday Before Madhyan
March 11 Falguni Shukla 3 Friday Before Madhyan
March 17 Falguni Shukla 9 Thursday Before Madhyan (In Dashmi)
March 18 Falguni Shukla 10 Friday In Dashmi
March 23 Falguni Shukla 15 Wednesday Before Madhyan
March 24 Chaitra Krishna 1 Thursday In Dwitya
March 25 Chaitra Krishna 2 Friday Ahoratri
March 28 Chaitra Krishna 5 Monday Anuradha Conjoining In Panchami
April 11 Chaitra Shukla 5 Monday Before Madhyan
April 22 Chaitra Shukla 14 Friday In Purnima
April 29 Vaishakh Krishna 7 Friday After Bhadra (In Saptami)
May 2 Vaishakh Krishna 10 Monday Before Bhadra
May 4 Vaishakh Krishna 12 Wednesday In Trayodashi
May 5 Vaishakh Krishna 13 Thursday In Trayodashi
May 9 Vaishakh Shukla 3 Monday In Tritiya
May 11 Vaishakh Shukla 5 Wednesday In Panchami
May 12 Vaishakh Shukla 6 Thursday Pushya Conjoining In Saptami
May 16 Vaishakh Shukla 10 Monday Before Madhyan
May 26 Jyeshtha Krishna 4 Thursday In Panchami
May 27 Jyeshtha Krishna 5 Friday In Panchami
June 6 Jyeshtha Krishna 1 Monday Dwitya Conjoining (In Mrigshira)
June 9 Jyeshtha Shukla 5 Thursday In Pushya
June 14 Jyeshtha Shukla 10 Wednesday In Dashmi
June 22 Ashadha Krishna 2 Wednesday Before Bhadra In Uttara Ashadha
June 24 Ashadha Krishna 4 Friday In Panchami
June 27 Ashadha Krishna 7 Monday Uttara Bhadra Conjoining In Saptami
June 29 Ashadha Krishna 9 Wednesday Before Bhadra (In Dashmi)
July 6 Ashadha Shukla 2 Wednesday In Pushya
July 11 Ashadha Shukla 7 Monday Before Madhyan
July 21 Shravan Krishna 2 Thursday Ahoratri
July 22 Shravan Krishna 3 Friday Before Bhadra
August 10 Shravan Shukla 7 Wednesday Before Bhadra In (Saptami)
August 18 Shravan Shukla 15 Thursday Before Madhyan
August 19 Bhadra Krishna 1 Friday Dwitya Conjoining In Shatbhisaa
August 22 Bhadra Krishna 5 Monday In Panchami
August 26 Bhadra Krishna 9 Friday In Dashmi
August 29 Bhadra Krishna 12 Monday In Trayodashi
September 14 Bhadra Shukla 12 Wednesday Before Bhadra (In Trayodashi)
September 16 Bhadra Shukla 15 Friday In Shatbhisaa
September 22 Ashwin Krishna 6 Thursday After Bhadra (In Saptami)
October 6 Ashwin Shukla 5 Thursday In Anuradha
October 17 Kartik Krishna 2 Monday In Ashwini
October 19 Kartik Krishna 4 Wednesday In Panchami
October 20 Kartik Krishna 5 Thursday In Panchami
October 27 Kartik Krishna 12 Thursday Trayodashi Conjoining In Ayendrayog
October 31 Kartik Shukla 1 Monday Before Madhyan
November 2 Kartik Shukla 3 Wednesday Before Madhyan
November 7 Kartik Shukla 7 Monday Before Madhyan
November 16 Marg Krishna 2 Wednesday Before Bhadra
November 18 Marg Krishna 5 Friday In Panchami
November 23 Marg Krishna 10 Wednesday Before Bhadra (In Uttara Falguni)
December 15 Paush Krishna 2 Thursday In Punarvasu
December 16 Paush Krishna 3 Friday Before Bhadra
December 22 Paush Krishna 9 Thursday In Dashmi
December 23 Paush Krishna 10 Friday Before Bhadra
December 26 Paush Krishna 13 Monday In Anuradha

Annaprashan Muhurat 2016 list, has the most auspicious sanskar dates on which your baby has first bite of solid food mostly Honey , Rice. It is celebrated before the first birthday of a baby, after this you can start weaning your child’s diet.

Important points while performing Annaprashan Sanskar Ceremony 2016:

  • Annaprashan Sanskar Ceremony, is celebrated anytime after six months or before first birthday of a child.
  • For boy’s it is generally performed in the sixth or eighth month (In even months).
  • For girl’s it is generally performed in the fifth or seventh month (In odd months)

Moreover, it is always celebrated at homes and at temples by calling priests.

Before performing “Annaprashan Sanskar Ceremony”, a bath is given to baby, then he/she gets dressed in new clothes or in traditional outfit. Later, the puja starts and baby has his/her first bite in the form of prasad or food, followed by all the rituals.

Annaprashan begins with a puja , a havan for your baby’s health and happiness, followed by the symbolic feeding of the “prasad or the first bite of solid food”. It is an occasion for celebration, and family and friends are invited to attend.

The religious ceremony is often followed by a fun game where a number of symbolic objects are placed on a banana leaf or silver tray which your baby can then pick up. The objects include:

  • books symbolizing learning
  • jewels symbolizing wealth
  • a pen symbolizing wisdom
  • clay symbolizing property
  • food items symbolizing a love for food

Family and friends have a great time cheering the little one while he makes his choice. It is believed that the object your baby picks up from the tray represents his area of interest in future.

We hope this post will help many , since thru out year many mails come asking for these dates .

 “let heaven shower the blessings on your child with good health , education ,and longevity”.