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Sanskara are rites of passage in a human being's life described in ancient Sanskrit texts, .... Sanskaras in Hinduism are rites of passage that begin with one's birth, celebrates certain early steps in a baby's growth and his or her welcome into ...

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Hindu Rites of Passage. Birth. Even before a baby is born, Hindus perform rituals and recite prayers to protect the fetus from illness or harmful spirits. The mother ...

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Hindu rites of passage are not mere formalities or social observances, but serve to purify the soul at critical junctions in life's journey. The word "samskara" ...

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/religion/hinduism/questions.shtml

BBC Religion and ethics - Hinduism ... The main aim for all Hindus is to break out of this cycle of birth and death. ... What are the Hindu rites of passage? Birth.

www.patheos.com/blogs/whitehindu/2014/03/hindu-rites-of-passage

Mar 24, 2014 ... There are 16 traditional rites of passage that occur in a Hindu's life. In western culture we might have birth, first day of school, marriage, and ...

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This study will focus on three classifications formulated within the Hindu tradition that partly overlap and together indicate what are called rites of passage as well ...

www.newstatesman.com/blogs/the-faith-column/2008/04/upanayana-hindu-young-passage

Apr 28, 2008 ... This week the Faith Column is devoted to Rites of Passage with a member of a different religion desc.

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Hinduism has their own rites of passages and is named "samskara". In Sanskrit ( book with various beautiful poems) the word "samskara" means, "making ...

www.beliefnet.com/faiths/hinduism/2002/01/sacred-samskaras-hindu-rites-of-passage.aspx

During these Hindu rites of passage, a temple or home ceremony deeply influences the soul and directs life along the path of dharma. There are many types of ...