PROGENY - SIDEREAL OR NIRAYANA ASTROLOGY
In Manusmrti, 2.27, in Garbhdhanasamskaram, गर्भाधान Garbhadhana, literally gifting the womb or placing the seed in the womb, is the act of conception. This is the first sacrament which followed immediately on every matrimonial union.
In “Fruits of Worshipping Each Nakshatra” Vedacharya Dr. david Frawley states :
- Twashtar desired, "May I gain a wonderful progeny." One who makes the appropriate offering to Twashtar, to Chitra, gains a wonderful progeny.
- Prajapati desired, "May I find the root of progeny." One who makes the appropriate offering to Prajapati, to Mula, gains the root of progeny.
In mythology were are told that during the wedding ceremony of Shiva and Parvati, Shiva asked Parvati to come to his left after the agni pradakshina, symbolizing that they had been married. Parvati said she would not accept this as a marriage until Shiva granted her seven wishes. Shiva did so, and then made seven provisions, which Parvati acknowledged, and then came to his left. From time immemorial, it is customary that with each step, the bride and groom pray for food, strength, wealth, happiness, progeny, cattle and devotion.