Namakarana Sanskar

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Namakarana Sanskar

Namakarana Sanskar is the child-naming ceremony.

  1. Let’s first learn the significance and importance of Namakarana Sanskar.
  2. Then we will learn about the Puja items.
  3. We will do Panch Peeth puja.
  4. We will conclude the Namakarana Sanskar with a small Yagna.
STEP 1: Let’s understand Namakarana Sanskar

Watch the video to know the significance and importance of this Namakarana Sanskar.

STEP 2: Let’s Collect Puja Items for Namakarana Sanskar & Learn their Significance
  • Rice
  • Sandalwood
  • Moli (red thread)
  • Roli (red powder)
  • Lamp
  • Incense sticks
  • Coconut
  • Flowers
  • Sweets, Fruits
  • Water
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Curd (Yogurt)
  • Clarified butter (Ghee)
  • Honey
  • Dry fruits
  • Yagyopavit (sacred thread)
STEP 3: Let’s understand Namakarana Sanskar

First we will do the panch peeth puja
Let's follow the video through this step.

STEP 5: Now Let's Perform Havan

We will conclude the Namakarana Sanskar ceramony with a small havan or yagna.
Watch and follow along with the video to perform the havan.

We will conclude Namakarana Sanskar with the aarti or Shanti Path

Let’s do the Shanti Path.

Puja is considered complete after we offer dakshina

Regional Information For Namakarana Sanskar

Namakarana Sanskar

Vedas have defined the way of living for each individual in a very scientific and well defined manner. Sanskars are one of the means to reach this goal. An individual right from his birth till the death has to perform these 16 Sanskars or Stages. The literal meaning of the word “Sanskar” means cleansing the bad things out from someone and preparing him for the next phase in life. The Sanskars are performed for the Mental, physical, behavioral, and spiritual balance and progress of an individual. These ceremonies are vital for a human being to change his mind and means as well as fresh challenges.

Sometimes Jaatkarma and Namakarana Sanskar are performed together. Namakarana Sanskar ceremony is performed to give a sacred name to the child, assigned according to the 212 divisions of 27 Nakshatra and the position of the moon at the time of child’s birth. An appropriate name is given to the child according to the star of birth, and the first letter of the name is taken from the Hora Shastra. Perform Ganesh Puja followed by havan.

Eldest person of the house or father whisper the name in the child’s ear. Relatives give blessings to the child.