What is Bengali Annaprasan ? Why is it celebrated ?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020



Bengali annaparsan or mukhe bhat is a ceremony celebrated among Bengali people, where the baby child eats rice for the first time in their life. Most of the time, the maternal uncle of the baby or the grandfather of the baby feeds him or her.  


when the baby takes solid food for the first time

Annaprasana is a very old ritual which is celebrated all over India in different names, when the baby takes solid food for the first time. There is no clear evidence for in which period the annaprasana ritual was started among Indians.