This Garbhdharana Sanskāra is performed for the fulfillment of one’s parental obligation and a continuation of the human race.
This is a fervent prayer for the impregnation of the fetus with the life-giving soul force. Garbha means womb and dhāna means to sustain. This sanskāra is performed after marriage and before the conception of a child.
In this sanskāra, the couple chants Vedic mantras for a healthy, loving and happy married life and wish for a son or daughter that would bring new joy in the home.