Seemantham Party Online Invitations

If you have heard of baby shower parties in the west, then you will also know that Seemantham, also known as Pumsavana Seemantham and ‘Srimantha’ is an Indian version of such parties. Seemantham is held in honor of the mother-to-be and it is an important tradition in Karnataka and other South Indian states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Mostly arranged during the odd pregnancy months of 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th, this celebration was performed for the birth of every child in the olden days. However, now this ritual is restricted for the first born of every woman in the family.

Though the baby shower parties in the west are often closely compared with Seemantham, the similarity rests with the fact that both are held for mother-to-be’s.

It is believed that the rituals for Seemantham are to format the brain of the baby in the womb in an optimal condition. According to the Vedic tradition, the recitals of relics and verses known as Udhagasanthi or Uthakashanthi Japam will give the child sufficient strength in the womb of its mother.

Nowadays, most families combine Seemantham with another function called “Valaikaapu” which is a ritual that is hosted by the pregnant woman’s mother. The Valaikaapu, however is meant to be an informal function unlike Seemantham.

Though doctors do not advise holding such rituals during the later months of pregnancy, it is still widely held in Indian families during the initial months.

Holding Seemantham party calls for inviting all near and dear ones to the function. You can now use free online invitations for Seemantham to invite all guests for the party.

Using online invitations makes things so much easier and your guests can also quickly respond to the invitation using the easy to use RSVP option.

In Karnataka, this function is known as Srimantha and it is held to seek blessings from God for safe delivery and a happy life. The pregnant woman is also showered with gifts on the occasion.

In Tamil Nadu, the Seemantham ceremony is held by people from all religions to prepare the women for their first delivery and to seek the blessings from God Almighty for a safe delivery and a healthy baby.