What is swarna prashana?

Swarna Prashana is one of sixteen samskaras mentioned in ancient texts for paediatrics; which is natural and time tested.

It is an unique method of giving swarna bhasma (gold ash) mixed with honey and ghee that is fortified with herbal extracts like vacha, brahmi, shankupushpi, etc. to children orally.

This unique method of oral vaccination builds up long lasting health and intellect naturally without leaving any harmful side effects.

It is popularly known as an ayurvedic immunization programme or “ayurvedic way of vaccination”.

Since ancient times, our ancestors passed their best practices of holistic lifestyle to their next generations. Over a period of time they became a ritual that got integrated into their day to day life. These series of rituals are known as samskaras. They are connected with the major events of life such as pregnancy, childbirth, naming ceremony, education, marriage, etc. These samskaras enables us to live a complete fulfilling physical and spiritual life.


Benefits of Swarna prashana is elaborated in “Kashyapa Samhita” that was written before 600 BC.


It means the following benefits can be achieve

  • Medha (Intellect)
  • Agni (Digestive and Metabolic power)
  • Bhala (Strength)
  • Aayush (Long Life)
  • Mangalam (is Auspicious)
  • Punyam (Virtuous)
  • Vrushyam (Aphrodisiac)
  • Varnya (Increases Complexion)
  • Grahapaham (Eliminates the Evil Effects of Planets)

This process promotes overall growth in a natural way. Due to its broader benefits, it is not only useful for normal children, its much more beneficial for children with special needs such as autism, learning difficulties, attention deficit disorder, hyper activity, delayed milestones, etc.

Age :Swarna prashana can be given from birth till 16 yrs.

Time :On empty stomach, between sunrise and sunset.

Day :Preferably on pushya nakshatra day.

Pushya is considered as most auspicious among other stars, they call it “The Star of Nourishment” the word itself translates to “Nourisher” or “thrive”, etc. It means it provided nourishment like a mother take care of their kids

Duration :We can either follow daily for one month (30 days), which can be extended to 6 months (180 days) Or, we follow monthly once on pushya nakshatra till age 16.

Procedure :Parents should face north and kid should face east while giving this drops.

Diet :Food – Preferably on empty stomach, to enhance better absorption. The child can be fed after 30 minutes. It’s better to avoid junk food that day.

Any known side Effects :No known side effects noted so far. Swarna Prashana is made from herbs & minerals after proper processing according to classical ayurvedic methods which is natural and safe.