Circumcision Ceremony: A way to welcome a New Life
This universe is full of mysteries. A mystery can be found out anywhere. It can be hidden behind the food we eat, the houses we live, the faces we, or even the rituals or celebrations we follow. Though it might sound surprising every ritual has its meaning and is followed for a purpose we might not even know at times. Hence to know the history, facts, reasons, and many other stories of a ceremony it takes us down to the memory lane of how our ancestors used to celebrate each ritual in its traditional way. Today people might perform a ritual to follow the footsteps of our ancestors, but many of them consider it as a way to just celebrate another day in the life.
Rituals bring people to close together. It makes the society aware of the various customs and traditions followed by the people living with them. Hence inviting people to our functions, serving them our traditional meal, making them acquainted with the history and the purpose of the ritual makes the bond of the society stronger and harmonious. Hence one should participate in such rituals and be an active part of the society.
What is Circumcision?
Namkaran or a Naming ceremony is what Circumcision all about. It is a traditional Jewish way to name a child. Childbirth is a moment of happiness, joy, and celebration. People try to share this happiness with their friends, family, and relatives. Every custom has its way to celebrate this moment. Jewish people call it as ‘Brit Milah’ ceremony. The ceremony takes place on the 8th day after the birth of the child. It can be postponed if the child is facing any medical issues. The ceremony takes place under the observation of a holy Prophet to make the ritual a holy and blissful one.
The family of the newborn invites their family, friends, and relatives to bless the child with their choicest blessings. The ceremony begins by placing the child in the lap of the senior-most member of the family or a Sandek. The presence of the whole family is a must during this procedure as it is considered one among the essential ones in a Jewish family. The blessings are recited to bless the child for a bright and peaceful life ahead. Later one or two drops of wine are dropped into the mouth of the child and then the child is given a Hebrew name. Hereby the ceremony gets completed and then concluded by enjoying a meal with the guests of the function. Few Jewish people believe to perform Brit Milah traditionally but today many of them are against it as they believe it unethical according to humanity. Hence it depends upon the members of the family who decide the way they wish to welcome the new member of the family.
At the end of the day, the vital aim of the ceremony is to welcome the baby with a zest of happiness, love, and blessings to step into a new life. The ritual is completed with a meal served to the guests and sharing a lot of talks and memories.
Services required in the ceremony
As a rainbow is incomplete without its colors, in the same manner, a ceremony is incomplete without a few of the arrangements and the people behind them. So let us have a look at the arrangements one need to have a look before arranging the ceremony:
- A venue to perform the ceremony
- Caterer and many such people.
Enjoy the Rituals,
Maintain the Tradition,
Have a Celebration,
And cherish the Occasion.