Swarna Prashana is one of sixteen samskaras mentioned in ancient texts for pediatrics...

Swarna Prashana is one of sixteen samskaras mentioned in ancient texts for pediatrics.

It is a unique method to build long lasting health and intellect naturally witSince ancient times, our ancestors passed their best practices of holistic lifestyle to their next generations. Over a period of time they became a ritual that got integrated into their day to day life. These series of rituals are known as samskaras. They are connected with the major events of life such as pregnancy, childbirth, naming ceremony, education, marriage, etc. These samskaras enables

In the world of medicines with harmful side effects, genetically modified food, chemically treated drinks, busy lifestyle, electronic distractions and unpredictable environment, It is a big challenge for parents to build a stronger & intelligent kids.

Swarna Prashana is a natural, time tested, practiced for more than 1000s of years by our ancestors that builds overall health and intelligence naturally without leaving any harmful side effects.us to live a complete fulfilling physical and spiritual life.

The word " Swarnaprashana " is a combination of two words - "Swarna" and "Prashana". The term Swarna is a common word and refers to the noble metal Gold. Prashana refers to the act of eating / consuming / ingesting

Swarna prashana is an unique method of giving swarna bhasma (gold ash) mixed with honey and ghee that is fortified witH, an herbal extracts like vacha, brahmi, shankupushpi, etc. to children orally.

This process promotes overall growth in a natural way. Due to its broader benefits, it is not only useful for normal children, it's much more beneficial for children with special needs such as autism, learning difficulties, attention deficit disorder, hyper activity, delayed milestones, etc.

Origin can be traced back to vedic ages. References about swarna prashana can be found in ghrya sutras and manusmriti. Direct reference about swarna prashana is available in Kashayapa Samhita or Vridha Jeevaka Tantra written before 600 B.C.

Benifits of Swarna is elaborated in "Kashy apa Samhita" that was written before 600 BC


It means the following benefits can be achieved

  • Medha (intellect)
  • Agni (digestive and metabolic power)
  • Bala (strength)
  • Aayush (gives long life)
  • Mangalam (is auspicious)
  • Punyam (virtuous)
  • Vrushyam (aphrodisiac)
  • Varnya (increases complexion)
  • Grahapaham(eliminates the evil effects of planets)


Swarna prashana can be given from birth till 16 yrs.


On empty stomach, preferably early morning. Avoid it during fever and cold.


Pushya is one among the 27 nakshatras. It is also known as Indrapurohita, Pusya, Pushka, Pushkarya, Pushkararaja, Pushyami, Poosam (Tamil), Pooyyam, Paushakya,Tishya,Taisa and Vutkrta.

Pushya is considered as most auspicious among other stars, they call it "The Star of Nourishment" the word itself translates to "Nourisher" or "thrive", etc. It means it provided nourishment like a how a mother take care of their kids. No wonder Cow's udder is one of the symbol for Pushya and if you look closer at the sky its arrangement looks similar to Cow's udder. As we know cow's nourishes us by milk, urine for medicinal purpose and cow dung for its bio-gas, natural and most powerful manure for plants. Even when a cow dies its helps others by its flush, skin, etc. Cow is a true nourisher! It has a great importance not only in Ayurvedic or siddha medical science, but overall ancient Indian culture. In General,

it is the day best for following activities

  • To take medicines
  • Learn from guru (advice)
  • To prepare herbs
  • To meet spiritual person and learn
  • To learn about ritual & veda /agamas
  • To plant tree

As per Ayurveda

Administrating drugs on this day seem very effective in terms of action. Since, Swarna Prasha's main ingredient is gold it is an auspicious day to buy gold / to prepare/administer the preparations of gold. Some claim that radiation of the medicinal potency is more in gold on this day. that said to be good day to administer any type of medicine.


We can either follow daily for one month (30 days), which can be extended to 6 months (180 days) Or, we follow monthly once on pushya nakshatra till age 16.


Parents should face north and kid should face east while giving this Classical

Swarna Amrutha Prashana:-

Child after birth 1st three days should be offered to lick swarna amrutha prashana thrice a day i.e morning, noon & evening. At fourth day morning & noon swarna amrutha prashana should give then at evening breast milk should be start. Then swarna amrutha prashana should be continuing up to 1 month or 6 months.

If baby not taken from birth means swarna amrutha should be start from pusya nakshatra continue up to 6 months ..

Swarna prashana should be offers to the child for immediately after birth to 16 years children.

Classical way of preparation of swarna vacha:-

Take purest gold stick then made like neem stick, then heat on the lamp with Pancha tikta guggulu ghrutha without ballataka up to red hot then dipped into 7 different kashayas into 7 times total 49 times then we get processed swarna then insert into the vacha stick. Then preserve in the preservation powder.

Way of giving: -

  • Take 2-3 drops of Brahmi ghrutha and equal quantity of honey on stone (sanakallu in kannada) then swarna vacha should be rubbed as round on the stone like that of
  • Brahmi ghrutha, honey and swarna vacha are mixing together. Rounds should be count according to age of the baby, facing towards east. Then afford to the child for lick.

Dose: -

  • According to age of the child dose will varies, for baby is 1 month dose will be 1 round. Like for 1 year child (i.e. 12 month) so 12 rounds. Likewise, if 2 year 3months baby
  • 25 rounds (12*2+3=25 rounds). Like swarna amrutha prashana can be given for birth of child to 16 year children.


  • Food - Preferably on empty stomach, to enhance better absorption. The child can be fed after 30 minutes. It's better to avoid junk food that day.

Side effects

No known side effects noted so far. Swarna Prashana is made from herbs & minerals after proper processing according to classical ayurvedic methods which is natural.

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