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Chikitsaa Prakaara: Pumsavana Vidhi

Prakaara Paribhaashaa:

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  • This is a procedure aimed at begetting progeny of desired gender. It is done in the early stage of pregnancy i.e. on confirmation of pregnancy to eight weeks of pregnancy. It is futile after this time.
  • The medication is administered predominantly in the nostril as per the desire; right nostril for male progeny and left nostril for female pregnancy. Internal medication is also advised. In a patriarchal society a male child is always preferred hence the term Pumsavana.

Description:Kaala/Vaya/Ahoraatra/Ritu/Bhukta

  • This procedure should be done before the symptoms of the pregnancy are visible. I.e. between 10th day to 2nd month of pregnancy.
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  • In the first month of pregnancy the fetus is like a bubble (in a colloidal state) devoid of differentiating characters.
  • The procedure should be conducted on Pushya Nakshatra at the time of sunrise.

Poorvakarma (Prerequisites):

Patient preparation:

  • Counseling
  • Maanasa S`huddhi – This should be achieved by observing Brahmacharya.
  • S`haareera S`huddhi – This should be achieved by administration of proper S`hodhana therapy.

Medicine preparation:

  • Nygrodha S`haakhaa S`hunga, Dhaanya Maasha, Gaura Sarshapa, Dadhi, Jeevaka, Rishabhaka, Apaamaarga and Sahachara Kalka (paste), Paya, Kud`ya keet`aka, Mastyaka, miniature of human being prepared using gold etc metals, Pisht`a S`haalee (flour of S`haalee), Lakshman`aa, Sahadevi, Vis`hvadevaa

Pradhaanakarma:

  • The oral medication should be consumed by the pregnant woman.
  • The medicines mentioned for nasal application should be administered by the physician just like general Nasya procedure.
  • The medicine should be administered in to right nostril of the woman desiring a male child and to left nostril of a woman desiring a female child.
  • According to some classics the woman should keep her head over the threshold of door and administer the medicine herself. She should administer the medicine by soaking a swab in the medicine and then squeezing it in the right nostril.
  • The pregnant woman should not spit out the nasal medication even if it reaches the throat.

Other Description:

  • Sadyah Griheeta Garbhaa Lakshan`aani – S`hrama, Glaani, Pipaasaa, Sakthisadana, S`hukra S`honita Avabandha, Yoni Sphuran`a.
  • Pumsavana Vidhi should not be performed in absence of Sadyah Griheeta Garbhaa Lakshan`aa and after second month of pregnancy.
  • Pumsavana is effective as it acts on a fetus in which the external sexual characters are unmanifested as well as other organs.
  • Various formulations used can be got through Anveshak search facility.

Last updated on April 30th, 2021 at 05:46 am

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