Agarni na Lavra
Agarni na Lavra
Agarni na Lavra

Agarni is a ceremony performed for the mother-to-be.

Special sweets (Lavras) are made and kept in the mother’s lap with a full set of Saree clothes.

This Agarni na Lavra recipe can be found  in the Indian Parsi Kitchen Cookbook or our MEGA cookbook Manna of the 21st Century. (Available as eBook or Paperback)

4 thoughts on “Agarni

  1. Hi Sanaya,
    Agarni ceremony is traditionally done only for the first born. It is for the “Mother-to-be” and child.
    However there is no restriction for the second-born if you want to celebrate as a baby shower 🙂
    Rita aunty

  2. Is agarni ceremony done only for the first born?? Or for the second born too??

  3. the pregnant girl is given garland and kanku tikka done on her forehead. Larvas 7 in number r made and one big in size out of them is kept in the pallu of the sari along with the pan, supari kharak , wheat,nariyal. the girl is then taken to her mother’s house where it is emptied into the girl’s mother’s lap.
    after some drinks and snacks the same is repeated and she is brought back.and once again emptied on the boys mom’s lap. Ofcourse a cash envelope (amt of your choice) is also kept which i forgot to mention.
    everyone gives cash or gifts to the couple, enjoy food or snacks and thats it.

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