In Hinduism the Samskaras or the purificatory rituals (like Garbhadana,Upanyana etc) play pivotal role.
The complete list of such Samskaras are as given below :
Garbhaadaana Pumsavana Seemontonnayana Jaata karma naama karana annapraashanaashchoulopa nayanam chatvaari Veda Vrataani snaatakam sahadharma chaarini samyogah, panchaanaam yagjnaanaamanushthaanam Deva pitru Manushya Bhuta braahmanaa meteshaam cha Ashtakaa paarvanah Shraddham Shraavanyaagrahaayani Chaitraashvayujeeti sapta paaka yajna samsthaa agnaadheyamagnihotram Dharma purna maasaagrayanam chaaturmaasyaani nirudha pashu bandhasoutraanameeti saptahaviryagjna samsthaa/ Agnishtomotyagnishtoma ukthyasshodashi vaajapeyaati raatro aapnoyami iti sapta soma samsthaa ityete chatvaarimshat samskaaraah athashtaavaatma gunaah dayaasarvabhuteshukshaantiranashyaashouchamanaayaasomangala kaarpanyaheti
There are forty Samskaaras viz. Garbha daana, Pumsavana, Seemontonnayana, Jaata Karma,Naama karana, Anna praashana, Choula, Upanayana, Four Veda Vrataas, Snaataka, Saha dharma charini samyoga; Pancha yajnaanushthaana viz. of Deva-Pitru-Manushya-Bhuta- Braahma; Ashtakaa paarvana, Shraaddha, Shravani, Agrahaayani, Chaitri and Ashviyuji being Seven Paaka Yajnas; Seven Haviryajnas viz. Agnyaadheya, Agni hotra, Darsha purna momths, Agraayana,Chaturmaasya, nirudha, pashubandha and Soatramani; and Seven Somas viz. Agnishtoma, Atyagnishtoma, Ukthya, Shodashi,Vaajapeya, Atiraatra and Aapteya: all these totalling forty!
After marriage the Garbhadana samskara is done on the couple before they unite for the first time.This is the first among all the samskaras.
Now,suppose a Brahmin couple begets a son without performing the samskara .And that son grows up and in due time receives initiation into Vedas (Upanayana) too.
Now,did this boy attain Dvijatva at all or he failed to do so because the Garbhadana was not performed before his birth?
If yes is the answer,then what is the need of performing Garbhadana at all?
The question arose in my mind upon seeing how this site is trying to prove that everyone is a Sudra in Kali Yuga .They use various kinds of argument to prove their point and one among them is that since Garbhadana is not performed in this age everyone is perpetually Sudras :
It is said in the scriptures, kalau śūdra-sambhavaḥ. In the age of Kali everyone will be like śūdras.
In the age of Kali the population all over the world is of śūdra
quality or lower for want of this purificatory process
There is a need for a good and intelligent class of brāhmaṇas who are expert in performing the purificatory processes prescribed in the system of varṇāśrama-dharma. Unless such purificatory processes are performed, there is no possibility of good population, and in the age of Kali the population all over the world is of śūdra quality or lower for want of this purificatory process. It is not possible, however, to revive the Vedic process of purification in this age, for want of proper facilities and good brāhmaṇas, but there is the Pāñcarātrika system also recommended for this age. The Pāñcarātrika system acts on the śūdra class of men, supposedly the population of the Kali-yuga
It is also stated that in this age of Kali, everyone is śūdra due to
the absence of the garbhādhāna-saṁskāra
The word śaukra janma means "taking birth by seminal discharge." Animals can take their birth in this way too. However, a human being can be reformed from the śaukra janma, as recommended in the Vedic civilization. Before the birth takes place, or before father and mother unite, there is a ceremony called garbhādhāna-saṁskāra, which must be adopted. This garbhādhāna-saṁskāra is especially recommended for higher castes, especially the brāhmaṇa caste. It is said in the śāstras that if the garbhādhāna-saṁskāra is not practiced among the higher castes, the entire family becomes śūdra. It is also stated that in this age of Kali, everyone is śūdra due to the absence of the garbhādhāna-saṁskāra.
An auxiliary question-Is the Garbhadana Samskara performed at all among at least the priestly classes of India these days ?
NOTE-Please answer my questions marked in bold only by citing from Scriptures.