The Ayush Homam is one such, performed on the completion of first year of birth Nakshatra (note – not as per birth date, but the day of constellation that falls on the same Indian Calender month in the following year of birth). Primarily to pray for longevity and prosperity of life this Homam is performed. Ayush = meaning age or tenure of life, and Homam, the invocation of the deity through a consecrated fire.
Though it is usually performed on the First birthday (Star-wise) of the baby, it can even be performed anytime later during one’s lifetime.
After the Homam, the child is given the remainder cooked rice as a Prasadam, added wtih sugar. Then, the child’s head is tonsured to get rid of the dirts, that associated while in mother’s womb. After giving bath, the ear piercing takes place to complete the function. We at Kamalambal caterers take great pleasure to do catering services for people who do such homams as we have an excellent team of cooks who specialize to make the delicacy of vegetarian catering services.