Simantonnayana (सीमन्तोन्नयन, {IAST| Sīmantonnayana}) (literally: parting the hair) is the third of the 16 saṃskāras (sacraments) practiced by the Hindus in which hairs of a pregnant woman are ceremoniously parted. According to the Grhya Sutras, the proper time to perform this saṃskāra is the fourth or fifth month of...
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