This sanskara is performed for the fulfillment of one's parental obligation and a continuation of the human race. This is a fervent prayer for the impregnation of the foetus with the life-giving soul force. Garbha means womb and Dhana means give or donate. This sanskara is performed after marriage and before the conception of a child. In this sanskara, the couple chants Vedic mantras for a healthy, loving and happy married life and the wish for a son or daughter that would bring new joy in the home.