Namakaran Sanskar – An Important Ceremony After Child’s Birth
The ritual of naming a child after birth is known as the Namakaran Sanskar. Popular as the naming ceremony, this is one of the most imperative and significant Hindu rituals. As per the Grhya Sutras, the namakaran is done on the 10th or 12th day after the child is born.
It is the first formal ceremony held by the family, where the child is introduced to family, friends, and acquaintances. Popular all over India, it is done once the Sutika or Shudhikaran period (period of intensive post-natal care for both mother and child) is over.
Pandits pray for the baby and decide the name basis on the birth star. People can connect with the best of agencies like SmartPuja for the most qualified and professional pandits who conduct these ceremonies with utmost devotion.
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What Is Namakaran Sanskar?
A newborn baby brings in a sky full of happiness and positive vibes to the family. The word nama refers to the name, and karan is to create. Creating a name for the new family member is an auspicious and grand celebration.
This Namakaran Sanskar offers the first identity to the baby. The pandit selects the alphabet associated with the birth star or nakshatra, which is considered to be lucky for the child.
Significance of Namakaran Sanskar
Namakaran is one of the 16 sanskaras in the Hindu religion. The naming ceremony is very important as it is a grand way of rejoicing the baby’s arrival. The entire family and friends shower blessings and pray for the child’s health and prosperity.
You can look for professional and knowledgeable pandits from SmartPuja as we offer all kinds of puja services. The pandit can chant mantras and bless the child’s chosen name. During this social ritual, the parents explain the importance of education and knowledge.
They promise to give the child the needed ambiance where his inherent qualities and talents can be nurtured. The name chosen should have a positive and noble meaning and significance.
When Is Namakaran Done?
There are a few beliefs for the namakran day.
- According to the Vedic norms, namakaran is done either on the 10th, 11th, 12th, or 16th day of birth.
- Many people even believe that it can be done on the first new of the full moon day after the 10th day of birth.
- Knowledgeable pandits follow Swar Siddhanta norms and believe this ceremony gives positive results during the development and growth of the child.
- The most widely accepted norm to name the newborn is based on the celestial moon’s position based on their birth time. After the 10th day of birth, choose any day as per the best tithi, day, and nakshatras.
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There are together 27 nakshatras, and each of them is segmented into 4 different parts named pada. The initials of the baby’s name depend upon nakshatras and padas of the birth time.
Namakaran Muharat For September 2022 – December 2022
Every month has quite a few auspicious days for the namakaran ceremony. If you book a Pandit Ji through reliable puja-service companies like SmartPuja, they will guide you will all the relevant dates and muharat.
|16||9:55 AM to 11:11 AM||Bharni|
|18||1:53 AM to 5:53 AM||Phalguni|
|26||5:55 AM to 6:16 AM||Phalguni|
|30||5:13 AM to 4:19 PM||Vishakha|
|4-5||12: 25 to 7:42 PM the next day||Ashada|
|9||6:22 to 8:23 AM||Bhadra|
|13||06:41 AM to 06:26 PM||Bharani|
|18th and 19th||Whole day||Punarvasu|
|23||2:34 AM to 02:42 PM||Phalguni|
|24||2:11 AM to 10:42 AM||Jyestha|
|31||5:47 AM to 06:37 AM||Ashada|
|2||06:38 AM to 01:43 PM||Ashada|
|5-6||12:12 AM to 8: 23 PM||Bhadra|
|10||06:41 AM to 12:37 PM||Phalguni|
|20||06:52 AM to 12:36 PM||Phalguni|
|30||06:59 AM to 07:11 AM||Phalguni|
|11||08:36 PM to 11:36 PM||Adra|
|25||07:15 AM to 09:16 AM||Ashada|
|29||11:44 AM to 07:18 PM||Shatabhisha|
How Is Namakaran Ceremony Done?
The ceremony is usually done under the supervision of an experienced pandit. The newborn child with his parents starts the ceremony.
- The ceremony starts with pranayama and prayers while Pandit Ji chants mantras of various Gods and Goddesses, seeking blessings for the child.
- Once chanting and pranayama are done, the ceremony of naming the child begins. Rice grains are spread evenly on a bronze plate. The father writes the name of the child on it with a gold stick while chanting God’s name.
- Once this is done, the father whispers the chosen name to the right ear of the child with a specific prayer, as guided by the pandit. This ritual is followed four times.
- With this, the priest finally accepts the name. This is followed by blessings from the elders, and the ceremony ends with a grand feast.
- In most cases, the family astrologer presents the child’s horoscope in the namakaran sanskar ceremony for the first time to the family.
What Is The Procedure For Selecting Baby’s Name?
In a Hindu family, the Namakaran Sanskar process is based on Vedic astrology. There are 5 different principles that help to determine what the initials of the child will be.
- Janam Nakshatranam is the position of the planets and the stars at the exact birth time of the child.
- The second principle is Masanam, or the birth month.
- Next is Devatanama, which is the ancestral deity.
- The child is also named following the norms of Rashinama, which is the zodiac sign of the child.
- Often the process also involves the Samsarikanama– which is a worldly name.
|Baby’s Birth Star (Nakshatra)||First Letter of Baby’s Name|
|Aswini (अश्विनी)||Chu (चू) , Che (चे), Cho (चो), La (ला)|
|Bharani (भरणी)||Lee (ली), Lu (लू), Le (ले), Lo (लो)|
|Kritika (कृतिका)||A (आ), E (ई), U (उ), Ea (ऐ)|
|Rohini (रोहिणी)||O (ओ), Va (वा), Vi (वी), Vu (वू)|
|Mrigashira (मृगशिरा)||We (वे), Wo (वो), Ka (का), Ki (की)|
|Aardhra (आर्द्र)||Ku (कू), Gha (घ), Ing (ङ), Jha (झ)|
|Punarvasu (पुनर्वसु)||Ke (के), Ko (को), Ha (हा), Hi (ही)|
|Pushyami (पुष्य )||Hu (हू), He (हे), Ho (हो), Da (डा)|
|Ashlesha (अश्लेशा )||De (डी), Du (डू), De (डे), Do (डो)|
|Magha/Makha (मघा )||Ma (मा), Me (मी), Mu (मू), Me (मे)|
|Poorva Phalguni (पूर्व फाल्गुनी)||Mo (मो), Ta (टा), Ti (टी), Tu (टू)|
|Uttaraphalguni (उत्तरा फाल्गुनी)||Te (टे), To (टो), Pa (पा), Pe (पी)|
|Hasta (हस्त )||Pu (पू), Sha (ष), Na (ण), Teha (ठ)|
|Chitra (चित्रा )||Pe (पे), Po (पो), Ra (रा), Re (री)|
|Swaati (स्वाति )||Ru (रू), Re (रे), Ro (रो), Taa (ता)|
|Vishaakha (विशाखा )||Tee (ती), Tue (तू), Teaa (ते), Too (तो)|
|Anuraadha (अनुराधा )||Na (ना), Ne (नी), Nu (नू), Ne (ने)|
|Jyeshtha (ज्येष्ठ )||No (नो), Ya (या) Yi (यी), Uu (यू)|
|Moola (मूल )||Ye (ये), Yo (यो), Ba (भा), Be (भी)|
|Poorvashaada (पूर्वाषाढ़ा )||Bu (भू), Dha (धा), Ea (फा) Eaa (ढा)|
|Uttarashaada (उत्तराषाढ़ा )||Be (भे), Bo (भो), Ja (जा), Ji (जी)|
|Shravan (श्रवण )||Ju (खी), Je (खू), Jo (खे), Sha (खो)|
|Dhanishta (धनिष्ठा )||Ga (गा), Gi (गी), Gu (गू), Ge (गे)|
|Shatabhisha (शतभिषा )||Go (गो), Sa (सा), Si (सी), Su (सू)|
|Poorvabhadra (पूर्वभाद्र )||Se (से), So (सो), Da (दा), Di (दी)|
|Uttarabhadra (उत्तरभाद्र )||Du (दू), Tha (थ), Jha (झ), Jna (ञ)|
|Revati (रेवती )||De (दे), Do (दो), Cha (चा), Chi (ची)|
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FAQs Related To Namakaran Sanskar
According to Hindu mythology, Namakaran is done on the 10th, 11th, 12th, or 16th day of birth, after the Sutika or Shudhikaran period gets over.
The essential samagris for Namakaran sanskar are raw rice, bronze plate, supari, turmeric, betel leaves, mango leaves, and moong daal.
Contact a pandit through a reliable agency like SmartPuja and he will guide you with and arrange all the essential items needed for the puja.
Sweets, payasam, laddoo, and halwa are usually consumed as the prasad of the ceremony. Usually, the family to which the child is born throws a grand treat for everyone.
The celestial position of the stars during the child’s birth denotes an alphabet. Ideally, the family or parents should fix the name starting with that alphabet.