Birthday is the most special day in everyone’s life. It is the day when we marked our presence in the world. While most of us believe in celebrating our birthday with cutting of a cake and a party, what we all must remember is to throw a party for the Almighty as well. A party for the Almighty??? Sounds bizarre right? Well, by a party for the Almighty, we mean a pooja or a ritual to thank Him for giving us this life… Let us now know all about a birthday pooja or a janamdin pooja.
A janam din pooja includes the name, Gotrauchanran and Abhishek or holy bath of any deity of your choice. The priests will perform the puja as per the vedic rituals based on your birth details provided by you. Once the pooja is over, you will receive the pooja prasad, an energised Rudraksha, Yantra and photos.
This ceremony is usually performed on the 6th or 7th month on a date which is compatible with the janma nakshatra of the child on a good and an auspicious thithi and yoga.
Janamdin Puja or Birthday Puja is the celebrated to mark the day of the birth and get blessings from our parents, ista dev and kula dev. It is the day we are born, the timing of which decides our future based on the rashi and nakshatra. Its very important to perform the graha shanti and Ayush havan to nullify the bad effects of the planet in our horoscope and blessed with happy life.
This Puja is performed on the day when the birth date of the person comes.
Birthday puja is performed to reduce the malefic effects of the planets
Performing this havan eradicates negative energy and drishti.
Ayushya is increased by performing this puja.
The art of performing a Puja or a Ritual at Hindu households has always remained a matter of concern unless you have a "Family Pandit".