A new baby is always a time of great joy for a family. To celebrate this blessing, the Hindu tradition suggests a mantra should be chanted to your new baby in a beautiful and intimate ritual.
Last year a young couple chose Fivelements Retreats Bali for their honeymoon. During their stay they took part in a private Agni Hotra Fire Blessing Ceremony, during which the priest gave them a mantra from the Vedas to bless their baby when it was born.
According to the priest the Maha Mritun Jaya Mantra should be chanted by the father three times into each ear of the newborn baby: