We pray for a healthy mind in a healthy body. May our breath be for better health - so also our eyes and ears. May we speak no evil, think no evil

Yajur Veda 22.23

Sixteen Sacraments


Sixteen Sacraments, as written by Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati in his book "Sanskar Vidhi", are essential for all human beings in order to live a successful, healthy and happy life.

Due to present very busy and stressful life most people have forgotten about these Sacraments. We would like to remind all of us and specially younger generations about the importance of these sixteen Sacraments in our day to day life.

We are going to write about all these Sacraments, one by one, in detail in future, here on our web site.

Our Acharya Dr. Umesh Yadav has written about these 16 Sacraments in easy and simple Hindi language in his book called "Vedic Sanskar Vidhi". This book is available from

Arya Samaj ( Vedic Mission) West Midlands,
321 Rookery Road,
Handsworth,
Birmingham,
B21 9PR.


Dr. Narendra Kumar has translated this whole book in simple and easy to read English language recently. In very near future this English translation "Vedic Sacraments Manual" will be available in book form from our Arya Samaj.

1. Sacrament of Impregnation

Before carrying out this sacrament, the husband and wife should reach a mental state of starting a family. Once they have happily decided to start a family they should first do Havan with all the rituals. Read More (English) or Garbhadhyan-Sanskar