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December 23, 2010 Kolkata,West Bengal,India,Asia-Relatives carrying baby during the Annaprashana rituals.
This is the ceremony for the first feeding of cooked rice. The object of this ceremony is to pray to the gods with Vedic Mantras to bless the child with good digestive powers, good thoughts and talents. It is performed when the child is six months old which is the weaning time. This weaning time as best for both the mother and the child.