The Garbhadhan sanskar - 1st of Sixteen Vedic Sanskars
According to astrological principles the ideal time to get Garbhadhan sanskar (pregnant) is the 4th and 16th lunar days after menstruation. Besides these lunar days, the 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 14th, Full Moon and New Moon days are also favorable for Garbhadhan sanskar.
For Garbhadhan sanskar the Uttraphalguni, Uttrasadha, Uttrabhadrapada, Rohini, Mrigashira, Anuradha, Hasta, Swati, Shravan, Ghanistha and Shatavisha nakshatras are very auspicious.
Lunar days are an important determinant in considering muhurat for Garbhadhan sanskar. The pratipada, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th, 13th lunar days are excellent.
As per astrological belief Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays are very auspicious for Garbhadhan sanskar. Monday can also be a favorable day in this respect. Rest of the week days should strictly be avoided by aspiring parents.
Muhurat of Garbhadhan sanskar should have a strong and auspicious Ascendant. The muhurat kundli should have benefic planets on the centre houses (1, 4, 7, and 10) and triangular houses (5, 9) and a malefic planet on the 3rd, 6th or 11th houses. Muhurat is excellent if Sun, Mars or Jupiter aspect the Ascendant and Moon is situated on the odd navamsha.
A woman should not get impregnated when the transition of moon is on the 4th, 8th houses from the moon sign of the woman. Besides this tara dosha on 3rd, 5th or 7th houses and Bhadra dosha should be avoided during Garbhadhan sanskar muhurat.
Astrologers say that if a couple follows these muhurats during Garbhadhan sanskar then they will be blessed with a talented and intelligent child who will make them proud in life.