Mumbai | A 42-year-old woman on Monday delivered a baby boy at a hospital in Maharashtra's Thane city, after doctors agreed to her request for a ‘muhurat delivery' on the day the new Ram Lalla idol was consecrated at the Ayodhya temple.
The woman, who is well-educated and works in IT sector, had requested that her delivery, which was due on January 23, be advanced by a day so as to coincide with the auspicious occasion, Dr Chandrakant Barure of Male Hospital in Thane told PTI.
Dr Barure, who performed the planned caesarean delivery, said the woman, Samrudhi Bamane, a resident of Thane, had not gone in for in vitro fertilization IVF) procedure, but had conceived the baby naturally.
The baby was born at 12.30 pm at the hospital, located in Naupada area of Thane, the doctor said. The mother and the baby are doing well, he added.
Anticipation surrounded January 22 as many expectant parents nationwide have sought ‘muhurat deliveries' to coincide with the consecration of Ram temple at Ayodhya.
Couples adjusted 'due' dates, influenced by the belief that babies born on this day will be imbued with qualities that define ‘Maryada Purushottam' Ram.
15 babies delivered in two Indore hospitals on Ram idol consecration day
Fifteen babies were delivered at two government hospitals in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh on Monday as the country celebrated the consecration of the idol of Ram Lalla at the temple in Ayodhya, a health official said.
Eleven infants were born through normal deliveries, while three were delivered by caesarean operation at the government-run MTH Hospital, senior gynaecologist Dr Sumitra Yadav told PTI.
All the infants are normal and doing well, she added.
Similarly, a girl was born in a caesarean delivery at Depalpur Civil Hospital, Dr Sushma Boriwal said. The baby was born to the couple Sanjana and Lokesh, she said.
Talking to PTI, Lokesh said, "I was in touch with the doctors and medical staff of the hospital to have the baby delivered on January 22, but was told it had not completed its term. However, Sanjana complained of pain around 11 am, after which the operation was performed." Both the mother and child are in good health, he said.
Several pregnant women had sought to deliver their babies on January 22 to coincide with the consecration of the Ram temple at Ayodhya, an official of a government hospital had said earlier.