Namkaran Puja

Namkaran Puja, or the naming ceremony, is performed to name a newborn child. It is one of the 16 rituals or "Samskaras," in Hinduism, which are processes of growth that symbolize different stages of a person's life.

Namkaran Puja Samagri

  • Kalash Water
  • Coconut
  • Mango leaves
  • Diya Incense sticks
  • Flowers
  • Fruits
  • Betel leaves and nuts
  • Akshat (rice grains mixed with turmeric)
  • Kumkum Haldi (turmeric)
  • Chandan (sandalwood paste)
  • Ghee (clarified butter)
  • Honey
  • Dhoop
  • Kapoor
  • New clothes for the child
  • Silver or gold coin (optional)
  • A small container of milk
  • Panchamrit

For The Havan Havan

  • Kund
  • Ghee
  • Havan Samagri (special mixture for fire ritual)
  • Wood sticks (preferably sandalwood)
  • Cotton wicks Dry fruits (optional)

Namkaran Puja Vidhi

The Namkaran Puja starts with preparation, which includes selecting a suitable day with the help of a pujari or astrologer and properly cleaning the house, particularly the puja place. Design an attractive temple, including an image or idol of Lord Ganesha, a Kalash and all the required items. Start by requesting Lord Ganesha to remove difficulties while taking a Sankalpa to carry out the ceremony honestly. During the main ceremony, the child is bathed in holy water and dressed in new clothes and the pujari chants specific mantras while speaking the chosen name into the child's ear three times. The ritual ends with family and guests blessing the child by sprinkling Akshat and flowers.

Significance of Namkaran Puja

The ceremony is believed to bring God's blessings for the child's health, happiness and wealth. Culturally, it represents the child's formal entry into the family and community. Astrologically, the name given at the ceremony is frequently chosen based on the child's horoscope, which matches their astrological birth chart.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

1. How to perform Namkaran Sanskar?

2. Which days are best for Namkaran?

3. Which nakshatra is best for Namkaran Puja?

4. What are the benefits of a naming ceremony?

5. Can we change the baby's name after Namakaranam?