Posts Tagged ‘child care’

Infant Infections Death Balarishta Karuka Homa

In Health, Hinduism on September 1, 2014 at 11:01

Infants upto the age of five years suffer from a lot of unspecified infections, diseases,disorders and many die.


Most of the medicines prescribed for Infants are only supportive in nature and a cure.



And modern Medicine has a name if the reason for the disease is not known.




The medicine that is prescribed for Allergies are some times allergic themselves!..


When I was young I used to fall sick frequently and medicines were of no avail.


I heard from my parents that they used to perform Ayush Homa, on the day of my birth star , till my fifth year.


I have been cured of the frequent diseases, my parents used to say.


As an aside, Hindus do not celebrate Birth days,possibly because one year gone is that much nearer to death!


However Sastras say that Ayush Homa is to be performed for the child till it completes five years.


This is prevent Infant Mortality  and to ward of infections and unknown diseases.


There is also Balarishta.


Balarishta is the Sanskrit word that means infant mortality, but astrologically it actually indicates a Dosha, a misfortune more in terms of ill-health during infancy and childhood than of any other kind of adversity that can strike a person at that age. Therefore, it is an affliction in the Natal Chart or Query Chart, an ava-yoga (evil yoga), which need not necessarily indicate early death, for death occurs only if the planetary infliction is severe and there are no other yogas indicating a longer term of life counter – acting Balarishta Dosha.[2] In Astrology the most difficult task is the determination of one’s age i.e. span of life, time of death and Balarishta.


Whether one believes in Astrology or not, every one wants the Infant to be healthy and safe from Diseases.


One does not lose anything by performing certain Poojas to ward off this..


Karuka(Cyndon dactylon),அருகம்புல் Homa may be performed at Guruvayoor Krishna temple.


Visit the Link for details.


Mantra For Safe Easy Delivery

In Hinduism on April 28, 2014 at 09:15

For a safe and easy delivery for pregnant Mothers , I am providing some mantras.

Thayumanaavr Temple

RockFort Temple,Tiruchi


In addition to this, one may vow to offer a bunch of Raw Bananas (Vaazhaith Thaar) to Thaayumanavar Swamy at Tiruchirapalli.


This vow may be fulfilled after Delivery by carrying the Vazzhaith Thaar in person up the steps and offer to the Lord Thaayumaanavar.





Hiring of people to carry this, is not recommended.


One may also  pray to Karbharakshambigai at Thirukkarukavor for safe delivery( one may pray here for begetting a child), collect the oil they provide and

apply it on the stomach when the Labor starts.


Mantra for Easy Delivery

Mathru boodeswaro devo
Bakthanaa mishta thayaka
Sukanthi kunthala naavaha
Suka Prasava Mrichchathuhu.

Hima vathyuththarey parthavey
Surathaa nama yakshini
Tasyaha smarana mathrena
Visalya karpini paveth.

Hey sankara smarahara
Bramahathathi natha
Mannatha samba sasisooda
Harathri soolin
Sambo sukaprasavakrutha
Pavame thayalo
Shri mathrubootha
Siva balayamam namasthey.

Pray Lord Thayumanavar at Tiruchirapalli rockfort that you will be visiting his temple with the kid and do an abishek upon the fulfillment of your prayer and ask the pregnant lady to chant the following mantra.

It is advisable to recite this mantra 11 times a day daily after bath.

On Monday recite this mantra 108 times either between 6-7 am,1-2 pm 0r between 8-9 pm especially during the hora of moon. 


The Mantra has to be recited during the Chandra Horai, Horai of the Moon.


This information is available in the Panchanga.


Or read my post,” How to find Horai’


Location: Tiruchirappalli 
(Chola Naadu -South of Kaveri)
ShivaTaayumaanavar, Matrubhuteswarar
AmbalMattuvaarkuzhali, Sugandha Kundalambika 
Theertham: Kaveri 
Patikam : Sambandar, Appar
Travel Base: Tiruchirappalli.

Lord Shiva is reported to have attended the Labor of His Devotee and ensured safe delivery.


Shiva was worshipped by the demon ruler Tirisiran, hence Tiruchirappalli, Tirisirapuram etc. Also, since the three peaks here on this hill are occupied by Shiva, Parvati and Vinayaka, the name Tri-Shikharam or Tirisirapuram came into being. Legend has it that Shiva in the guise of a woman (mother) attended to the call of a devotee in labor, hence Matrubhuteswarar.

Tiruchirappalli  is hailed as Dakshina Kailasam, as the hill is said to be 1 of the 3 pieces that flew off the Himalayas. in a fierce tussle between Adi Seshan the mythical snake and the Wind God Vayu. The other two are Triconamalee & Sree Kalahasti.

The Temple: This is a fascinating rock cut temple with several inscriptions from the Pallava and Imperial Chola period. This shrine houses Kangaala Moorthy, one of the 64 manifestations of Shiva. The approach to the temple is through a flight of covered stairs. Towards the end of the climb, the Tayumanavar temple is towards the West, and theUchipillayar temple – East.

There is a rock cut Pallava temple – Lalitankura Pallaveswaram in this hill temple complex. with several inscriptions here attributed to Mahendravarma Pallavan. In addition the Cholas, the Vijayanagar rulers and the Nayaks of Madurai have made extensive contributions here. The  two storeyed Taayumaanavar temple, built on (in) a hill is a masterpiece of construction. The Chittira Mandapam houses a granite chain with nine loops.

Festivals: Six worship services are offered each day here. This well endowed temple celebrates the annual Bhrammotsavam in Chittirai. Aadi Pooram and the float festival in Panguni are also of significance here.

Source for temple Details.


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Hand Foot Mouth Infection Children Details Treatment

In Health on August 2, 2013 at 09:15

Hand Foot and Mouth (HFM) infection strikes children between the ages  1 and 4.

This is Contagious as well.

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease


HFM disease is a common contagious illness caused by viruses from the enterovirus family, most commonly thecoxsackievirus.

This is not be confused with Had Mouth and Foot Disease (HFM) that occurs in the Animals.

Indications of the infection are.

Mouth Ulcers,

Blisters in the Body.

Light Fever.

Excessive Drooling.

Difficulty in swallowing.

Tend to become irritable,

Sleep more.

Pink rashes may appear all over the body, especially in the buttocks.

This is an infection of the stomach and carried to others by unwashed hands and through Feces.

No ready cure is available.

The effective controlling measures are,

.Give lot of warm liquids,

Give a Teaspoon of Honey twice a Day.

Make the child Gargle Gingelly oil (the amount the child can hold in the mouth) thrice a Day.

This along with Coconut

Milk twice a day will relieve the child of the Pain/burning sensation in the mouth.

May give B Complex Syrup(child’s syrup)

If there is temperature,, do not give Aspirin, check with the doctor for alternates.

Do not feed acidic foods, fruits like Orange, Apple Banana.

May give Sapota.

This disease runs for about 6 days,

No tests are available for this disease.

Do not send the child to school.

Develop the Habit of Washing hands and Feet when the child return Home.

HFM is most commonly an illness of the spring and fall seasons. Initial symptoms of mild fever (101 F-102 F) and malaise are followed within one or two days by a characteristic rash. Small (2 mm-3 mm) red spots that quickly develop into small blisters (vesicles) appear on the palms, soles, and oral cavity. The gums, tongue, and inner cheek are most commonly involved. The foot lesions may also involve the lower calf region and rarely may appear on the buttocks. Oral lesions are commonly associated with a sore throat and diminished appetite.




Why Babies Cry Reasons Medicines

In Health, Parenting on July 3, 2013 at 18:49

Baby Cries GIF

Baby Crying

If a Baby (less than a year),cries incessantly, one is rattled.

We do not know what the reasons are and what to administer.

There are may reasons why a Baby cries for apparently no reason.

They could be because of any of the following factors.

It is Hungry.

Mother can usually differentiate  the cry for food.

Feed the Child.

2.I need to be held.

Cuddle the Baby

3.Feel like crying.

Babies sometimes cry because they want to cry.

Biologically this prevents Acidosis, when the Acid content in the metabolism becomes high.

The Baby cries.

When it cries, Carbon di oxide in the system increases(mouth open) and the balance is restored, the Baby stops crying.

4.Change the  Nappy.

5.Feel extremely hot or cold, React accordingly.

6.Check and feel the tummy.

If the child winces or cries louder, it means it has a tummy problem.

Give the child Colic drops , prescribed by a Doctor and consult a Doctor immediately.


I shall post some Home Remedies for babies.

Some more tips.

Rock-a-bye baby

Babies usually love to be gently rocked. You could:

  • Walk around while rocking her.
  • Sit with her in a rocking chair.
  • If she’s old enough, sit her securely in a baby swing.
  • Take her out for a ride in your car.
  • Take her out for a walk in her pushchair.

Try a massage or a tummy rub

Using massage oils or cream and gently rubbing her back or tummy can help to soothe your baby. It may also make you feel better, as it’s a practical way of reducing your baby’s distress. Ask your health visitor about local baby massage classes.

Try a different feeding position

Some babies cry during or after feeds. If you are breastfeeding, you may find that improving the way your baby latches on helps her to feed calmly without crying.

If she seems to have painful wind during feeds, you could try feeding her in a more upright positionBurp your baby after a feed by holding her against your shoulder. If your baby cries straight after a feed, she may still be hungry.

Let her suck on something

In some newborns, the need to suck is very strong. Sucking at your breast while you are breastfeeding, a clean finger or a dummy can bring great comfort. Comfort sucking can steady a baby’s heart rate, relax her tummy, and help her to settle.

Give her a warm bath

warm bath may soothe your baby and help her to calm down. Check the water temperature before placing her in there. But bear in mind that this may also make her cry more. In time, you will get to know your baby’s likes and dislikes.”


Beware Of Johnson & Johnson Ranbaxy Products

In consumer forum, Health on July 2, 2013 at 18:46

Buyers Beware.

Buyers Beware.

I had posted articles on how Ranbaxy had fallen short of  FDA Standards  and Johnson & Johnson Product Licence was canceled in India for the presence of Carcinogen.



However I have received emails and in the form of comments to that post(Johnson and Johnson) expressing a desire to continue with their products on the ground that they are being used for quite a number of years and would I mail more information on the subject.

I hold no grudge against Pharma Companies, so long as what they produce is of acceptable standard and are not exorbitantly Priced.

A suspicion and a report that the Products are suspect or have failed tests is sufficient for me to inform people to stop using the products for we are dealing with Lives.

One should know that FDA of US also has corrupt Officials(Please read The Final Diagnosis of Arthur Hailey) and when FDA issues warning it must be understood that they are being issued despite Money and Political Pressure.

Yet the desire to continue with their products persists, such is the power of Television  Advertisements!

Now I find Johnson & Johnson coming out with very catchy advertisements in TV placing the Products as a family’s Trusted product for the  same  Product that was banned.

Johnson& Johnson range Products .

“We understand their concerns and are diligently working with them to resolve the issue,” Peggy Ballman, a J&J spokeswoman, said in a statement, adding that there were no consumer complaints or adverse events reported due to its use of the process.
An investigation by the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration revealed that J&J, at its plant in Mulund, had used ethylene oxide – a substance used to produce industrial chemicals and to sterilize medical equipment – to kill bacteria in its baby powder and had not conducted mandatory tests to make sure there were no remaining traces in the powder.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, acute exposure to ethylene oxide can cause lung damage, nausea, vomiting and cancer.

As for as Ranbaxy is concerned, it has been served with Notices, not once, but  Five Notices in  Five Years!

It is a wonder why it is not shut down.

Beware of these Companies’ Products.

Source Ref:


The following are examples of the observations that support our conclusion that Ranbaxy
submitted untrue statements of material fact in drug applications filed with the Agency:
1. Ranbaxy submitted stability information in numerous approved and pending
applications that contain untrue statements of material fact, because Ranbaxy failed to
include critical information about the storage and testing of the product. During a
February 2006 inspection of the Paonta Sahib manufacturing facility, FDA found
that hundreds of stability samples, many of which were being used for room
temperature or accelerated stability studies, were being stored in refrigerators at
approximately between the time they were removed from their stability
chamber and the time they were tested. Among other things, FDA investigators
found that the sample logbooks did not identify the samples that were being held in
the refrigerators, their storage duration in the refrigerators, and the justification for
this storage. FDA issued a June 15, 2006 warning letter to Ranbaxy based on its
findings during this inspection, including the circumstances of these refrigerated stability samples.





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