Ayurveda, the  Divine Science
Sons and Daughters


This article is one in a remarkable series on Ayurveda by Prof. K. K. Bhaumik, Chairman of Coordinating Council of Association of Astrology & Allied Sciences. A renowned figure on astro-occult sciences, he is an internationally acclaimed authority in this field. Since time immemorial, man has shown an overwhelming preference for sons over daughters. This preference has traditionally been very overt in India. The progress of science and society, establishment of gender equality, women's liberation and spread of education in India notwithstanding, the preference for sons has continued unabated in every strata of society. Ayurveda holds some answers.
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Today, the preference for sons has become almost an obsession for the average Indian. So deep is the obsession that many parents in India do not even hesitate to go for infanticide of a female foetus. The Government has been forced to bring in legislations banning prenatal sex determination of the foetus in the wake of growing cases of infanticide of the female foetus. In some Indian societies, a girl child is still treated as a burden and thus treated with utter neglect.
Desire For Sons
One of the strongest desires of the Indian male is that after him there should be someone who would carry his and his ancestors' name forward and offer libations of water (tarpan) to their spirits. And that can only be a son. In order to obtain a son, Indians observe all kinds of fasts, give donations to Brahmins and saints, go on pilgrimages, and make vows to Gods and Goddesses. Behind all this is the customary social belief among the Hindus that, if the son lights the pyre of the father, then only may his spirit rest in peace and attain salvation, permitting his genealogical tree to bear fruit.

The desire for sons and preference for male over female children in India has been long predominant, irrespective of caste, creed, economic status and education. Yearning for male children in India is as old as the civilisation itself. In Satyuga, the mighty king Dashrath performed a yajna for obtaining a son, which resulted in the birth of Rama, Lakshamana, Bharat and Shatrughana. In the medieval ages, the Mughal emperor Akbar offered a fervent prayer at the Dargah of Mohammad Chishti at Ajmer-sharif and offered Chaddar there, praying for a male child. Prince Saleem-Badshah Jahangeer was believed to have been born following the prayer.

Astrological Angle
If we look at this from the astrological angle, there are specific and definite yogas for the birth of children, which depend on the prarabdh (that portion of the accumulated Karma allotted for this birth ) and the planetary configuration at the time of the native's birth in this lifetime. That is why some couples remain childless. If there are children, they are short-lived. Some couples have only sons, while some others have only daughters and they long for a son throughout their lives.

Today, modern science enables people to have children according to their preferences. But where was genetics thousands of years ago? Yet people in ancient India could have sons or daughters according to their needs and preferences.
Ayurvedic Timing
According to ancient Indian Ayurveda, sexual activities undertaken on the fourth, sixth, eighth, tenth or twelfth day following the first day of the women's menstrual cycle would help in conceiving a son. eastrovedica, hindu astrology software consultancy and research,ayurveda, kerala ayurvedaFor example, if the menstrual cycle of a woman begins on the seventh day of the month, the fourth day after the beginning of the menstrual cycle would be the eleventh day of the month. This is the first auspicious day for a married couple for cohabitation for conception of a male child.

For conceiving daughters or female children, the cohabitation should ideally occur on the fifth, ninth and eleventh day following the commencement of the menstrual cycle. It is to be noted that the seventh day is considered inauspicious.
Karma and Planetary Configurations
Birth of a child is also decided largely on the basis of karmas -- virtuous deeds, sins or curses, and blessings earned in previous lives; and the planetary configuration at the time of birth. A clear and detailed description of this is given in the ancient Indian literature on astrology and other shastras. Even the determination of sex of the child is described on the basis of Aadhan Lagna. Nonetheless more research work in this area is needed.

About the Author:

Renowned astro-spiritual personality, philosopher and philanthropist, Shri K.K. Bhaumik, has had an extremely successful career of over three decades in corporate management.

He served leading enterprises of the Government of India enterprises in several senior management capacities. A lawyer and advocate, he combines a command of the material world with a truly spiritual vocation.

Born into a spiritual family, at the early age of 15 he attracted the attention of a great sadhu. The sadhu gave Shri Bhaumik the Goddess Durga mantra. Having learned this long-lost knowledge from his guru, he has revived the study of Ayurveda, the practical, ancient science that can bring perfect health and enlightenment. Every year, armed with blessings from great spiritual men, Shri Bhaumik in his quest for universal enlightenment visits the temples of Tripureshwari in Tripura and elsewhere in India to perform puja.

Along with his formal education, he soon mastered the divine science of vedic astrology. Because of the accuracy of his predictions, his reputation as an astro-occult expert soon spread across the globe. He, however, has always used his powers, both spiritual and astrological, only for the welfare of mankind. Driven by an indomitable spirit to serve the community and the downtrodden, Shri Bhaumik set up Matribhumi Seva Pratishthan Kolkata, an NGO, Astro-occult and Ayurvedic Institute of Asia and Institute of Public Speaking and Leadership Development

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