Annaprashan Muhurat in 2022: Get to Know All About It

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Annaprashan Muhurat in 2022: Get to Know All About It

In Hinduism, several rituals and customs are practiced. However, mainly there are sixteen sacraments of the Hindu tradition that hold great significance for people. One of the sacraments that Hindus observe religiously is Annaprashan. Annaprashan is the seventh of the sixteen sacraments of Hindu tradition.

Let's get to know all about it.

Getting to Know The Annaprashan Ceremony

The tradition of Annaprashan or Annaprasanam involves feeding food to babies for the first time. Like the Namkaran ceremony, Annaprashan is a milestone in the life of a child. Babies are dependent on their mothers’ milk. When the baby turns six or seven months old, the child is fed solid food, i.e., rice or other sattvic food grains. The word Annaprashan means “eating of food” or “food feeding” or “the process of feeding rice and grains.” The ceremony marks the child beginning to consume food grains. From this ritual onwards, a child becomes eligible for tasting and eating regular food apart from their mother’s milk. The main idea behind performing this ritual is that the child should always consume nutritious food from the early days of childhood. The ceremony promotes good health and proper nutrition for the child.

Why Is Annaprasan Celebrated?

Annaprashan is recognized by different names in different parts of India. The Annaprashan ceremony or the rice initiation ceremony is known as-

  • Mukhe Bhaat in West Bengal
  • Bhat Khulai in Himachal Pradesh
  • Choroonu in Kerala
  • It is also celebrated in Nepal, and the occasion is called Pasni.

In Hindu tradition, celebrating Annaprashan has immense importance, like many other religious and spiritual rituals or practices. This is the reason why family members observe Annaprashan with great pomp and zeal.

This ceremony is performed to eliminate or cleanse the contaminated food that the baby consumed when they were in the uterus and give them pure and nutritious food. This ceremony is done to ensure that the child is healthy, strong, and has good immunity. The occasion portrays the importance of the purity and piousness of food. Food is not only about taste, but it also plays a crucial role in the health, growth, and development of the body and the mind. Eating solid and pious food will make the child’s body, mind, and heart pure, healthy, and strong.

As this ritual is considered crucial, parents and family members of the child ensure to perform Annaprashan during the most favorable and auspicious date and time known as the Muhurat. For the Annaprashan ceremony to be a success, the Muhurat is of utmost importance.

Do you want to know what Muhurat is?

In astrology, the Muhurat or Muhurta is the favorable time. When a task is performed in a Shubh Muhurat, the chance of success increases. Doing any task at an appropriate and auspicious time will give you maximum results as per your luck. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to consider the Muhurat before starting any important activity such as marriage or Annaprashan.

This is why parents and family members of the child take measures to choose the right Annaprashan Muhurat. Performing this ritual during the right Muhurat results in fame, fortune, and prosperity. When figuring out the perfect Shubh Muhurat for Annaprashan, you must take a look into the Nakshatra in which your child is born. This is because Annaprashan Muhurat should never be in the same Nakshatra in which your child is born.

So, if you are looking for an auspicious date and time for the Annaprashan ceremony, then Astroyogi’s Annaprashan Muhurat 2022 can be of help.

Feel free to reach out to our expert astrologers if you want to get more information about the Annaprashan ceremony and its auspicious date and time.

Annaprashan Muhurat 2022: Find Out Here!

The Hindu Calendar is brimming with Annaprashan Muhurat 2022, so if you want to do the Annaprashan ceremony, you can look at the list of auspicious dates and times given below.
So, let's glance at the Annaprashan Muhurat 2022.

Annaprashan Muhurat in January 2022

  • 5th January 2022 (Wednesday) - 07:21 AM - 10:02 AM (Nakshatra - Ashada)
  • 6th January 2022 (Thursday) - 07:21 AM - 08:41 AM (Nakshatra - Sravana)
  • 10th January 2022 (Monday) - 07:22 AM - 08:42 AM (Nakshatra - Bhadra)
  • 14th January 2022 (Friday) - 08:44 AM - 11:26 AM (Nakshatra - Kritika)
  • 21st January 2022 (Monday) - 08:44 AM - 01:27 PM (Nakshatra - Ashlesha)
  • 24th January 2022 (Monday) - 07:22 AM - 08:43 AM (Nakshatra - Phalguni)
  • 31st January 2022 (Monday) - 07:20 AM - 08:42 AM (Nakshatra - Mula)

Annaprashan Muhurat in February 2022

  • 3rd February 2022 (Thursday) - 07:18 AM - 08:41 AM (Nakshatra - Sravana)
  • 7th February 2022 (Monday) - 07:17 AM - 08:40 AM (Nakshatra - Bhadra)
  • 14th February 2022 (Monday) - 10:03 AM - 11:28 AM (Nakshatra - Ardra)
  • 16th February 2022 (Wednesday) - 07:11 AM - 08:36 AM (Nakshatra - Punarvasu)
  • 23rd February 2022 (Wednesday) - 07:06 AM - 08:32 AM (Nakshatra - Chitra)
  • 28th February 2022 (Monday) - 07:02 AM - 08:29 AM (Nakshatra - Mula) 

Annaprashan Muhurat in March 2022

  • 4th March 2022 (Friday) - 08:27 AM - 09:54 AM (Nakshatra - Bhadra)
  • 9th March 2022 (Wednesday) - 06:54 AM - 08:22 AM (Nakshatra - Rohini)
  • 11th March 2022 (Friday) - 08:22 AM - 09:50 AM (Nakshatra - Ardra)
  • 16th March 2022 (Wednesday) - 06:48 AM - 08:17 AM (Nakshatra - Magha)
  • 24th March 2022 (Thursday) - 06:40 AM - 08:10 AM (Nakshatra - Mula)
  • 28th March 2022 (Monday) - 09:40 AM - 11:12 AM (Nakshatra - Dhanishta)
  • 30th March 2022 (Wednesday) - 06:34 AM - 08:06 AM (Nakshatra - Bhadra) 

Annaprashan Muhurat in April 2022

  • 1st April 2022 (Friday) - 08:05 AM - 09:37 AM (Nakshatra - Bhadra)
  • 6th April 2022 (Wednesday) - 06:28 AM - 08:00 AM (Nakshatra - Rohini)
  • 7th April 2022 (Thursday) - 06:27 AM - 07:59 AM (Nakshatra - Mrigashirsha)
  • 14th April 2022 (Thursday) - 06:20 AM - 07:54 AM (Nakshatra - Phalguni)
  • 18th April 2022 (Monday) - 09:28 AM - 11:02 AM (Nakshatra - Swathi)
  • 25th April 2022 (Monday) - 09:24 AM - 11:00 AM (Nakshatra - Dhanishta)
  • 28th April 2022 (Monday) - 09:40 AM - 11:12 AM (Nakshatra - Dhanishta)
  • 30th April 2022 (Wednesday) - 06:34 AM - 08:06 AM (Nakshatra - Bhadra) 

Annaprashan Muhurat in May 2022

  • 4th May 2022 (Wednesday) - 06:05 AM - 07:41 AM (Nakshatra - Mrigashirsha)
  • 12th May 2022 (Thursday) - 06:00 AM - 07:38 AM (Nakshatra - Phalguni)
  • 16th May 2022 (Wednesday) - 06:05 AM - 07:41 AM (Nakshatra - Anuradha)
  • 20th May 2022 (Friday) - 07:36 AM - 09:15 AM (Nakshatra - Ashada)
  • 25th May 2022 (Wednesday) - 05:55 AM - 07:36 AM (Nakshatra - Bhadra)

Annaprashan Muhurat in June 2022

  • 3rd June 2022 (Friday) - 07:34 AM - 09:41 AM (Nakshatra - Punarvasu)
  • 10th June 2022 (Friday) - 05:53 AM - 07:33 AM (Nakshatra - Hasta)
  • 17th June 2022 (Friday) - 07:35 AM - 09:16 AM (Nakshatra - Ashada)
  • 22nd June 2022 (Wednesday) - 05:54 AM - 07:35 AM (Nakshatra - Bhadra)
  • 23rd June 2022 (Thursday) - 05:55 AM - 07:35 AM (Nakshatra - Revathi)

Annaprashan Muhurat in July 2022

  • 6th July 2022 (Wednesday) - 07:34 AM - 09:41 AM (Nakshatra - Phalguni)
  • 13th July 2022 (Wednesday) - 06:01 AM - 07:41 AM (Nakshatra - Ashada)
  • 15th July 2022 (Friday) - 06:02 AM - 07:42 AM (Nakshatra - Sravana)
  • 20th July 2022 (Wednesday) - 06:04 AM - 07:44 AM (Nakshatra - Revathi)
  • 25th July 2022 (Monday) - 09:26 AM - 11:05 AM (Nakshatra - Mrigashirsha)
  • 29th July 2022 (Friday) - 07:48 AM - 09:26 AM (Nakshatra - Ashlesha)

Annaprashan Muhurat in August 2022

  • 4th August 2022 (Thursday) - 06:11 AM - 07:48 AM (Nakshatra - Chithra)
  • 10th August 2022 (Wednesday) - 06:13 AM - 07:50 AM (Nakshatra - Ashada)
  • 12th August 2022 (Friday) - 07:52 AM - 09:28 AM (Nakshatra - Sravana)
  • 29th August 2022 (Monday) - 09:30 AM - 11:04 AM (Nakshatra - Phalguni)
  • 31st August 2022 (Wednesday) - 06:21 AM - 07:55 AM (Nakshatra - Hasta)

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Annaprashan Muhurat in September 2022

  • 1st September 2022 (Thursday) - 06:21 AM - 07:55 AM (Nakshatra - Rohini)
  • 8th September 2022 (Thursday) - 06:23 AM - 07:56 AM (Nakshatra - Phalguni)
  • 23rd September 2022 (Friday) - 07:59 AM - 09:29 AM (Nakshatra - Bhadra)
  • 30th September 2022 (Friday) - 08:00 AM - 09:29 AM (Nakshatra - Ardra)

Annaprashan Muhurat in October 2022

  • 5th October 2022 (Wednesday) - 06:32 AM - 08:00 AM (Nakshatra - Ashada)
  • 17th October 2022 (Monday) - 09:31 AM - 10:57 AM (Nakshatra - Ardra)
  • 20th October 2022 (Thursday) - 06:38 AM - 08:03 AM (Nakshatra - Ashlesha)
  • 26th October 2022 (Wednesday) - 06:41 AM - 08:05 AM (Nakshatra - Swathi)
  • 28th October 2022 (Friday) - 08:07 AM - 09:31 AM (Nakshatra - Anuradha)

Annaprashan Muhurat in November 2022

  • 10th November 2022 (Thursday) - 06:49 AM - 08:12 AM (Nakshatra - Bhadra)
  • 11th November 2022 (Friday) - 08:13 AM - 09:35 AM (Nakshatra - Sravana)
  • 14th November 2022 (Monday) - 09:38 AM - 10:59 AM (Nakshatra - Ardra)
  • 24th November 2022 (Thursday) - 06:58 AM - 08:19 AM (Nakshatra - Vishaka)
  • 28th November 2022 (Monday) - 09:44 AM - 11:04 AM (Nakshatra - Ashada)  

Annaprashan Muhurat in December 2022

  • 2nd December 2022 (Friday) - 08:25 AM - 09:45 AM (Nakshatra - Bhadra)
  • 8th December 2022 (Thursday) - 07:08 AM - 08:27 AM (Nakshatra - Rohini)
  • 9th December 2022 (Friday) - 08:29 AM - 09:49 AM (Nakshatra - Rohini)
  • 12th December 2022 (Monday) - 09:51 AM - 11:11 AM (Nakshatra - Punarvasu)
  • 26th December 2022 (Monday) - 09:59 AM - 11:18 AM (Nakshatra - Ashada)
  • 29th December 2022 (Thursday) - 07:48 AM - 09:26 AM (Nakshatra - Shatabhisha)

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How Is The Annaprashan Ceremony Performed?

Annaprashan, the rice or grain initiation ceremony, can be done anytime from six months onwards until before the child's first birthday. Usually, the ceremony is performed on the even months like sixth, eighth, or tenth for boys. On the other hand, this ceremony is observed for girls during the odd months like the fifth, seventh, or ninth month since birth. You can also consider Dwitiya, Tritiya, Chaturthi, Panchami, Saptami, Dashami, Ekadashi, Dwadashi, Trayodashi, and Purnima Tithi for this occasion as these days are auspicious for the Annaprashan ceremony.

In terms of Nakshatras, this ceremony should be performed in Ashwini, Punarvasu, Rohini, Mrigashira, Uttara Phalguni, Uttarashada, Uttara Bhadrapada, Hasta, Chitra, Swathi, Anuradha, Ardra, Sravan, Dhanishta, Shatabhisha, Revathi, etc. But, make sure that no malefic planet is exerting its influence on the constellations mentioned above. Additionally, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are auspicious days for the ceremony.

The traditions observed on this occasion can vary from region to region. However, the idea and the sentiments behind this ceremony are the same. Given below are the rituals that are associated with this occasion.

  • The ceremony is mainly done at a temple or home. Some parents even go the extra mile and hire a banquet hall for this occasion.
  • The occasion is observed on an auspicious date and time. On this occasion, the child is clad in beautiful traditional clothes and is seated on the lap of their maternal uncle. The maternal uncle feeds the baby the first bite of some solid food. Various food items are served on the baby's plate. Kheer or Payesh is also prepared. After this, other family members also take turns to feed the child and shower them with blessings.
  • A game also follows this religious ceremony. In this game, many objects, all symbolic in nature, are placed on a tray. Pens, books, gold ornaments, soil or clay, etc., are placed in front of the baby. Each of the objects represents what the baby's future will be like. For example, the pens symbolize wisdom. The clay or soil symbolizes that the child will have luck with property in the future. Whatever the baby chooses is said to represent the child's interests and future prospects.

On this occasion, everyone prays for the child's success, prosperity, contentment, longevity, and well-being and gives the child their blessings.

If you want to organize an Annaprasana ceremony and need more information about Annaprashan Muhurat 2022, talk to the Astroyogi astrologers.

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