Namkaran
Hindu naming ceremony - Better Health, Future of child
Name
Namkaran
Overview

Hindu naming ceremony: Namkaran is the traditional Hindu Indian practice of naming the baby child. Nama literally means 'name' and karana means 'to make, to effect'. The Namkaran is held at home or in a temple where the father of the child whispers the name in the child's right ear usually after 2 or 3 weeks of the child's birth. The ceremony usually takes place on the twelfth day after birth. Choosing a Hindu name is a difficult process. Friends and relatives are invited celebrate the namkaran ceremony.

The naming of a Hindu baby is done with a lot of enthusiasm and fanfare. After all a new life is always a joy to any household. The naming of a baby in the Hindus is followed by a few rules known as the Samskara. There are several Samskaras that revolve around a Hindu’s life. In the beginning there is Garbhadana i.e. conception, Punsavana i.e. fetus protection, Jatakarma i.e. child birth, Namakarna i.e. naming of the baby and Annaprasana i.e. feeding the baby with solid food. Namakarna is sometimes done according to the deity that a particular household is following. These names are called theophoric. This custom was common in Persia, Greece and India in the ancient times. One could even locate the lineage of a person by knowing his name. For instance in the Vedic times if Garga was the name of the father, the son would be named Gargi, next the grandson would be called Gargya and then Gargyayana would be the great grandson.

Next the name of a Hindu child also depends on the caste of the family. The Indian Hindu system is divided into Brahmins – the upper class, the Kshatriyas – the warriors, the Vaisyas – merchants and farmer class and the last were the Shudra – the slave caste. Hence giving a name that belongs to the caste was known to be important.

The names are also procured from mythology and as there are hundreds or gods and goddesses in the Hindu religion there is variety, be it a girl or a boy. Every name has to mean something like Atul means cannot be matched, Abhay is fearless, Nityanand is endless happiness and so on.

However in modern times, people do keep with tradition yet play modern. After all with sons and daughters migrating, it can be quite difficult for foreigners to pronounce a tongue twisting mythological name. Hence the custom and traditions are followed these days yet the names are kept simple.

According to the Grihyasutras, there are 5 requisites to selecting a name for the baby. This is the name that the child is will be called. It depends on the culture, religion & education of the family, and should be auspicious.

  • The name of the baby should be easy to pronounce and sound pleasant.
  • The baby name should contain a specified number of syllables and vowels.
  • The new born baby name should indicate the sex of the baby.
  • The baby' name should signify wealth, fame or power.
  • The child's name should be suggestive of the caste of the family.

Benefits

Hindu naming ceremony - Better Health, Future of child

Enquire Now
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Testimonials

Read what clients have to say about Panditji’s contribution in transforming their lives.

“ Namaskar guruji, as per your prediction for 2014 elections that you made 1 year ago narendra modi has convincingly won elections with majority. Not only that u also predicted that shivsena –BJP alliance Will triumph in Mumbai and will get major win expect 1 seat. ”
Mr. Haresh oza
“ Dear Guruji, Thank you for your valuable directions and suggestion. It was a great pleasure meeting you. Looking forward to see you again. Thank & Regards 4th January, 2018 ”
Savitaa Mishra
“ Very kind of Pandit ji ti give me a long hearing and enough time. As expected he was accurate and explained things very well. I must say that I'm a satisfied person as I'm leaving his office. 17 November 2016 ”
Sagar Utagi
“ One word to describe Panditji is GOD. I was afraid I learnt being fearless. Great human indeed GOD. I can say my future is safe. Thanks Panditji 7th June 2018 ”
Shivam Sanjivan Salunke
Other Pujas
Bhoomi Pujan
Best for Property, protects-enemy, dosha, black magic.
Graha Pravesh
Best for home,occasion of one's first entry into a new house
Hindu Marriage Ceremony
Success in Marriage and Love Life, Traditional Hindu wedding.
Kaal Sarp Dosh Puja
Remove Obstacles in Life, Better Health, Klesha Shanti
Laghu Rudra
Money & Prosperity, Peace of Mind, Remove Obstacles in Life.
Maha Mrityunjay Japa
Better Health, Intelligence and Memory Enhancement.
Mangal Dosha
For Marriage and Love Life, Delay for Marriage.
Namkaran
Hindu naming ceremony - Better Health, Future of child
Navagraha Puja
Better Health, Intelligence and Memory Enhancement, Graha Shanti
Rudra Abhishek
For Klesha Shanti. A person gets good health, wealth & happiness
Sahasra Chandi Yagna
Victory in court cases, Business, Top Career, Success in Election
Shat Chandi Yagna
Family and Happiness, Remove troubles in our life
Shri Mahalakshmi Yagna
For best Money & Prosperity try out Shri Mahalakshmi Yagna
Shri Satya Narayan Poojan
For Family and Happiness, Marriage and Love Life
Shrimadh Bhagwat Saptah
For Pitra Dosh Shanti, Family and Happiness
Vastu Poojan / Shanti
For Vastu Shanti, Graha Shanti, Family and Happiness
Vyapar Vridhi Puja
Successful Business, Money & Prosperity, Power and Influence

Get in touch