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Godh Bharai is a special occasion for Hindu married woman. This is a most common event during 7th month of pregnancy in North India. In other parts of India also this event is very common. In different parts, this occasion is famous with different names. This occasion is famous as Shaad in Bengal, Seemandham in Kerala, and Valaikappu in Tamil Nadu. The common meaning of Godh Bharai in Hindu tradition is filling the lap with kid.
During seventh month of pregnancy, the baby has reached to the safe stage. This occasion is celebrated usually at the end of 7th month or in the starting of 8th month. The main significance of Godh Bharai is to welcome a little baby in your family. During this occasion, lap of the mother is filled with various gifts and fruits. This is a symptom of joy and happiness in the life of parents.
In the different parts of the world, this occasion is celebrated in different style. But all styles signify a single thing that you are doing it to welcome the new little baby. Parents are very excited for his baby in advance. They purchase new clothes for their baby in advance. This occasion includes many special accessories like jewellery, gifts, fruits and sweets. Singing and dancing are also included in this special event.