Seemandham is an amazing ritual carried out during the odd month of first pregnancy, generally on the seventh or ninth month. The Udhakasanthi Japam recited through the ritual gives a sort of strength to the pregnant mother, and the vibrations of the hymns felt by the yet-to-be-born is said to instil positive vibrations. As the session of the Udhakasanthi Japam is concluded the pregnant woman is given a shower in cold water. Sometimes Valaikappu ceremony is also combined with this ritual where the pregnant woman gets to wear bangles in red and green. The jungle and the resulting vibrations produced by the bangles keeps away the black sprits from the yet-to-be-born and it also serves as positive vibration.
Vandhana was at ease though the function as Anand was providing her with necessary comfort. He took good care of her throughout. The couple looked at ease as they adorned the garland. Happy faces dotted the ceremony. Vandhana sat on the simhasanam like a queen, a queen who was bearing the prince or princess for the joyous kingdom of Anand.
The very thought, the sound of the baby, its cry and giggle, gives such a joy
A boy or a girl, we will be happy indeed, to feel the family’s heart enjoy
Elders were visibly elated in the ceremony and they exchanged their jubilation. Vandhana was performed the traditional Nalungu and the bangles in red and green were adorned on her delicate hands.
The going-to-be-mother, the jingle of her bangles, vibrates inside the womb
The thought of becoming a father, the pride on his face, a factor of oomph