WebquestIn the chart below are eight of the sixteen Hindu Samskaras. Your task is to choose a plant from the website for each of the Samskaras below. There are 25 plants to choose from. Two have already been chosen for you but you can choose your own for the others. Think about what the plants look like as well as what they might mean.
Name of Samskara When it takes place Plant Jatakarma When you are born Namakarana When you are given your name For more information have a look at the birth page Annaprashana The first time you eat cereal, at about six months old RICE
For more information see the birth page
Chudakarma When your hair is cut for the first time Upanayana When you are given the Sacred Thread, aged about eight COTTON
For more information see the celebrations page
Vivaha Samskara When you get married Grihasthashrama When you get your first house Antyeshti At your funeral
See the Sacred Plants webquest activity for more ideas. Make a colourful poster of the Samskaras with your plants and add notes about why you chose them. Otherwise, give a talk about them, perhaps with two or more people describing the different Samskaras and the plants you've chosen.