Rites of Passage

Personal Ceremonies that Sanctify and Celebrate Life’s Crucial Junctures

For the hindu, life is a sacred journey; and every step from birth to death is marked, and thus acknowledged, through traditional ceremony, called samskara. A samskara is an enduring impression etched into the malleable substance of a person’s mind at a psychological point in life. During these Hindu rites of passage, a temple or home ceremony deeply influences the soul and directs life along the path of dharma.