Saturday, 23 January, 2010

‘Muhurat’ babies

I had heard about this earlier. But never thought it would become so popular. Delivering babies at an auspicious time, apparently, has become a fad.

A few days back, Hindustan Times had an article on this. Gynecologists working at odd hours to do C-sections during the ‘muhurat’ fixed by astrologers and taking rest during ‘raahu kaal’! Once followed only by the affluent class, this nonsense has now been picked up by the middle-class. Great! Way to go!

Safe C-sections are possible because of advances in science. We are using the science to follow unscientific practices!

I hope someone will do study on these ‘muhurat’ babies and find out how they excel in their lives. Just curious. :-)


Arun Meethale Chirakkal 23 January 2010 at 10:29 am  

"I hope someone will do study on these ‘muhurat’ babies and find out how they excel in their lives."

That will be just great! Your piece reminded me of a person who was born in hut, on a mud floor. And worst of all, he laid there for hours without getting his umbilical chord cut. The reason was, their family belonged to the lowest rung of castes and nobody was willing to do that. Finally he was separated from his mother with a sharpened bamboo stick. The man, Mani Bhaumik, grew up to work with the prestigious Bell Labs in the US and was instrumental in the invention of LASER!

Kirigalpoththa 25 January 2010 at 10:42 am  

I dont think this is a sane thing to do..

radha 11 February 2010 at 6:39 am  

One does not really know how many of these C sections were necessary. That is another scam. And the muhurat ... if it was so easy to script one's life...

hope and love 16 February 2010 at 10:03 am  

hmmm.. nice post.. ya.. i also wonder about those babies..

Hamid 9 October 2010 at 10:28 am  

its superstitious belief to me.

radha 25 October 2010 at 8:43 pm  

Long time! Will visit your travel blog soon.

kochuthresiamma p .j 13 April 2011 at 12:55 pm  

quite distressing, the way we take over from nature.

Latha 23 April 2011 at 6:46 pm  

The baby's future will depend upon the time it was formed in the womb & it is based on this calculation that astrology was formed. Doctors can mint money through C - sections & this is a nice way of cheating people by cashing in on their beliefs. 'Akshaya thrirhiya' jewel purchase is also a plot by the jewellers to mint money during a time when the price of gold will be the highest.

AS 11 June 2011 at 1:24 pm  


nice post

astrology has become a very serious biz these days. It has seeped inside every life and even the most mundane activities are done according to astrological rituals and rules.. sick!

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