Swarna Prashan – Ayurvedic Immunization

Swarna Prashan is a time tested method practiced for thousands of years to improve overall health of children. Swarna Prashan means Oral administration of Swarna Bhasma mixed with ghee & honey to the child. Swarna Prashan Sanskar, as mentioned in ancient classics of Ayurved, imparts health and intelligence naturally. Acharya Kashyap mentions that Swarna Prashan, when taken for a month makes the child “Parama Medhavi” (intelligent), boosts immunity to protect child from diseases and when taken for six months the child gains unparalleled memory power and becomes “Shruta Dhara” which literally means one who can grasp everything he or she hears.

Swarna Prashan is also called called as Suvarna Prashan, Swarna Bindu Prashan, Swarna Amrut Prashan, Suvarnaprashana in different parts of India, is one of the important Ayurved regime to support children’s developing immune system and intelligence in the early and most crucial stage of development.

When & upto What Age Swarna Prashan Can be Given?

Swarna Prashan can be given as Daily Dose or Monthly Dose. If administered Daily, it should be given minimum for a period of 1 months to 6 months. For Monthly it should be administered on every Pushya Nakshtra day which comes once in 27 days.

Swarna Prashan can be given from birth upto the age of 16 years.

When to Avoid Swarna Prashan?

It should NOT be given to the children suffering from acute ailments like fever, cold, diarrhea etc.

Benefits of Swarna Prashan

There are immense benefits of Swarna Prashan. As per Kashyap Samhita, following benefits can be summarized

  • Medha Vardhan

  • Agni Vardhan

  • Bala Vardhan

  • Ayush Vardhan

  • Mangala Punya

  • Vrushya

  • Varnya

Importance of Swarna Prashan

Being the best Rasayana, Gold Bhasma hepls improve Bala (Strength), Veerya (Reproductive Cells), Ayu (life), Smruti (Memory) and Buddhi (Intellect).

Acharya Kashyap also mentions that Swarna Prashan when taken for a Month makes the child “Param Mddhavi” and protects him from diseases.

while after taking it for Six months the child becomes “Shutra Dhara” which literally means one who can remember everything he hears.

In simpler words child gains in memory power. Apart from above benefit childs overall health improves and also creates a base for healthy future life and generation.

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