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Vratabandha Sanskaar For the Confused Contemporary

Why, When, What, and more
Prachi Datar Pendurar
Type: Print Book
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Language: English
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The Vratabandha Sanskaar (“VBS”) is one of the most prominent of the 16 Sanskaars. It carried huge significance and was considered the child's second birth. But today, when this topic comes up in a social setting or family discussions, we generally come across three categories of responses:
- We must do it since it is a part of our tradition and an important religious ritual;
- This ritual is obsolete, we should not do it; or
- This ritual is applicable only to Brahmin boys; hence it is not applicable in other cases.

These three categories have their own set of questions and confusions. The book aims to cater to them all! The book addresses fundamental questions of VBS like:
- What is the significance of VBS?
- Who is it applicable to?
- When is it to be done?
etc. It also questions some of the elements of VBS which are obsolete and need changes to suit today's needs!

Vratabandha Sanskaar is considered one of the most important Sanskaar. But today, it is looked at merely as a ceremony, a checklist item, without understanding its underlying meaning. Many progressive families dismiss it considering it obsolete, while many others feel it applies only to a certain gender, caste, etc.

What led to these narrow perspectives? The book takes one back in history to find answers to these questions. It uncovers the true meaning behind the various rituals involved in this process and ideas to make these processes meaningful in today's times.

This book assesses this Sanskaar through a modern lens and evaluates its applicability in today's world.
The book also delves into valuable ideas and ways to tweak this Sanskaar to suit contemporary needs and to turn it into a transformative process for the entire family, going beyond biases. The book weaves in the elements of religion, spirituality, education, parenting, sustainability, and more

Relatable examples, easy-to-understand charts, flowchart-based summary, and tools for parents, make this book a must-read for modern-day and prospective parents and caregivers.

About the Author

Prachi Datar Pendurkar

Prachi is a life learner, avid traveler, and strives to make positive changes in society through her various initiatives. She believes in questioning the status quo where necessary and diving deep to find the answers. As a part of this process, she along with her husband, Tejas, are on the journey of unlearning, unschooling and relearning with their twins.

A Chartered Accountant by education, her passion took her to the healthcare sector. She works as a pediatric sleep coach, lactation professional, and babywearing educator, running a global support community for mothers since 2016, through her venture Snugbub (

Book Details

ISBN: 9789357770668
Number of Pages: 182
Dimensions: 5"x8"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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