Namkaran Sanskar is the naming ceremony of the new born child as per the Hindu traditions. As per the Hindu traditions or the Sanatana Dharma, Namkaran Sanskar is the most important samskaras of the rituals in a person’s life. The ceremony is held commonly along with the cradle ceremony of the baby.
As per Sanskrit, the word Namkaran is derived from two words “naama” and “karan” which mean name and form respectively. The name for the baby is chosen with utmost care and thought, and as per the birth star, horoscope. As the name of an individual has a lot of impact on his/her progress in the world, the naming ceremony too is given a lot of social importance. Also, the Namkaran Sanskar brings together family and friends and the new born too receives the blessings of well-wishers.
As per the Vedic traditions, the Namkaran Sanskar needs to be performed after 11 days after the birth of the baby. When a baby is born, there is a Shuddhikaran vidhaan performed after 11 days. Until this time, both the baby and the mother are confined to post-natal care. Even the Shuddhikaran puja is decided by the elders after a consultation with a pandit.
Namkaran Sanskar traditionally is held on the 11th day or the 21st day from the time of the birth of the new born baby. Due to the changes these days, the ceremony is held as per the convenience of the parents. If the naming ceremony is not held on the 21st day, it can be performed during the third month. The auspicious muhurat can be decided after an astrologer’s consultation, which can be done online via Pujarambh as well.
The traditional practice of Namkaran Sanskar starts with the parents of the new born child. The pandit chants the mantra and the mother and father start the ritual under his guidance. In the father’s absence, the ceremony can be performed by the baby’s uncle or grandfather. The ceremony continues with the pandit offering prayers to the God of Fire, Agni, the elements, and the baby’s ancestors. Parents can now book a pandit online via Pujarambh and receive guidance before the ceremony as well.
The name of the child is written by the father on a bronze plate that has rice grains spread evenly on it. While writing the name, the father uses a gold stick and chants the name of the god. After that, he wishers the child’s name four times in the child’s right ear along with a prayer. The family members present then repeat a chant after the pandit and accept the name of the child formally.
Post this ritual, the baby is blessed by family and friends and showered with presents. The ceremony then ends with a feast. In some families and traditions, it is also the time when the astrologer presents the horoscope of the child to the parents.
The name of the child is decided based on the birth star and by the family based on Vedic astrology. The initial letter of the name is chosen as per the child’s birth star and is considered very auspicious. As per the pandits at Pujarambh, the five principles that needs to be followed while choosing the child’s name are,
Namkaran Sanskar being the most important ceremony after the child’s birth needs to be performed strictly as per Vedic traditions. Parents can now book a pandit online from Pujarambh to conduct the ritual as per proper vidhi vidhaan. All out pandits are well-trained and have experience and expertise in performing Namkaran Sanskar with utmost devotion and dedication.
Puja would be performed by experienced and well-versed vedic panditji. Panditji will bring gurukul approved authentic samagri. The procedures and rituals would be followed strictly as per Vedic standards. Puja will be performed as per muhurat timings. You will get all information and guidance post booking the Puja from your dedicated puja manager.
We will Bring: Bodysoul Agarbatti/Dhoop Pack, Kapoor/Camphor - 15gm, Rui batti - Round and Long, Kalawa 2Pc, Janeu 4pc, Laal Kapda, Safed Kapda, Peela Kapda, Haldi - 10gm, Kumkum - 10gm, Sindoor - 10gm, Mishri - 10gm, Chandan Powder - 10gm, Peeli Sarso - 10gm, Panchmeva - 100gm, Puja Supari - 9Pc, Ilaichi - 5gm, Laung - 5gm, Ganga Jal - 100ml, Honey, Gau Mutra - 50ml, Nariyal - 1Pc, Itra, Akshat 500gm, Tissue Paper - 50pc, Biodegradable Katori - 10Pc, Paper Plate - 15Pc, Havan Items if included.
You Will Arrange: Vessels, Oil Lamps, Mats, Bowls, Chowki, Plates, Milk, Curd, Prasad Sweets, Flowers, Mala, Photo or Murti, Bricks for Havan if included.