Namakarana is the naming ceremony of a newborn baby. Nama means name and Karanam means to make or to create. This ceremony is performed to select a newborn’s name using astrological rules or traditional methods of naming. This ceremony takes place after the 10-day impure postnatal period. The chosen name should contain a specified number of syllables and vowels that be easy to pronounce, sound pleasant, indicate sex, signify fame, wealth, or power.
The ceremony is performed by whispering the name of a baby in the right ear and different mantras are chanted for the well-being of the baby.
When to Perform Namakarana?
It is performed on the 11th day from the Baby’s Birth. It is auspicious when performed in the morning.
Benefits of Namakarana Pooja:
- Official Name is required for the identification of an individual and also for Sankalp purposes.
- The Namakarana Pooja is required to get permission from the supreme Lord to name the child and also to ward off evil spirits while naming the child which will be used by the child during its lifetime.
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