Naamkaran is a traditional Hindu naming ceremony. In Sanskrit ‘naam’ means ‘name’ and ‘karan’ means ‘to effect’. It is performed to formally choose the newborn’s name.
The most joyous moment in all the families is the birth of a child. The whole family gets into several preparations to welcome the new member of the family. There are many ceremonies carried out during this period, out of which ‘Naamkaran’ or Naamakarana Samskara’ is an inevitable and integral part of the ceremony. A person’s identity is his or her name. So while choosing a name, several parameters are kept in mind.
This ceremony is generally held at home or in the temple. But it depends on the family and community. Some may prefer a small private ceremony
with family, While for some naamkaran is a lavish affair, celebrated in a special pandal or banquet hall with many guests. ‘Naam’ is a Sanskrit word referred as ‘Name’ and ‘Karan’ means ‘To Imply’. All the relatives and close ones are invited for this ceremony. The baby is given a bath and made to wear new clothes. Priest is called upon to perform puja or havan and prayers are offered for baby’s health, happiness and long life. The pandit will also draw out the baby’s horoscope and pray for the child. After the name is whispered into baby’s ear, it is announced to the family members and guests. After the naming ceremony relatives present few drops of sweet content on baby’s lips and if the baby smacks the lips it is considered a good sign. The baby is then welcomed into the family and community with his given name. After the ceremony, prasad is offered, and everyone blesses the baby and offers gifts. Our pandits will fix a perfect timing relevant to the jadakam of the new born, Our service will help you to conduct the poojas with 100% involvement and purity which in turn will help to bring good fortune to the baby. Grab our service and make your tiny one’s life Blessed !
Sri Gayathri Ashram INC Services – WHAT WE DO !
At Gayathri Ashram all Homams and Poojas are done through most learned priests from very highly “Veda Pada Salai” (Veda School to Teach Vedas and Mantras). The Priests are very highly knowledgeable to cast the right mantras with right pronunciation of the mantra formulas. These priests are masters and have performed the Homams and Poojas for generations. Hindu priests are very special persons. They have to not only care for their body by being a vegetarian, bathing rituals and other purification rites, but they must take good care of their mind and emotions, too. Anger is a no for a priest, so are worry and worldly concerns.
We will send you our professional Purohit / Pundit trained in Hindu Vedic Paatasala to conduct the Homam/pooja at Devotees given location (home, office, temple etc.) and time (Sri Gayathri Ashram Pundit Ji will fix the date & time according to the Devotees Nakshatra (Star) on an auspicious date).
‘Naamkaran’ is generally avoided till the eleven nights after the baby’s birth. As those days both mother and baby are considered as impure. The eleventh or twelfth day is considered as most auspicious timing for this ceremony. People even go for the religious leader’s advice and fix a muhurtham. This ceremony can be held in any day after the tenth day and before the baby’s 1st birthday.
PURPOSE & BENEFITS:
Naming a baby is not only a religious ceremony but also associated socially. This ceremony marks the 1st step when an individual is introduced in the society by its name! The baby’s name is chosen after considering its various birth-astrological placements and generally two different names are given. In the case as a boy there is a ‘Sharma’ and another name while in the case of a girl it can be limited to just one name. Generally for the selection of name a particular letter from Sanskrit is taken which is related with the child’s solar birth sign and which can prove lucky for the baby. It is very important that the name chosen should have all the matches with the Raasi. Raasis are determined by the planetary positions at the date and exact time of the child’s birth. The name chosen determines the future of the baby. A child’s life will be filled with positive moments if the name is all well set according to the horoscope!
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