Nashik Pejawar Mutt – Namkaran Puja
Namkaran is the naming ceremony of a child and very important, as it is the first ceremony of a child’s life. Grah Shanti and Havan are performed for the well being of the child and to get all the blessings for a healthy and happy life.
Namkaran Puja is the naming ceremony of a newborn baby. It is performed to formally name the child, as per the starting letter of the name suggested by the panditji, based on the Nakshatra of the baby. Namkaran Puja is the ritual of providing Samskaras to the child, which is considered to be of utmost importance in shaping the character and upbringing of a child.
This ceremony is usually performed on the 11th day, In case the ceremony could not be performed on that day then it must be done after three months or on the baby’s first birthday.
The ceremony is performed by a panditji, starting with Gauri Ganesh Puja, Kalash Puja, Punyaha Vachanam, Namkaran is done by whispering the child’s name in the right ear and chanting of Vedic Mantras. A Havan is performed for the Graha Shanti of the baby.
- The official name is required for the identification of an individual and also during Sankalp rituals.
- Grah Shanti is performed for getting rid of Grah Dosh.
Time taken for the Puja of Namkaran Vidhi is 1 hrs
Required things(Puja Samgari)
All the Puja Samagri is included in Dakshina
- Performed to name the newborn baby as per Shastras.
- The name should signify sex, fame, wealth, power.
- Performed on the 11th day from the day of birth.
- Mantras are chanted for the baby’s well-being.
- Graha Shanti Havan is performed.
When to Perform Namkaran Puja?
Namkaran Puja or naming ceremony is usually performed on the 11th day after the birth of the baby as per the Muhurat suggested by the panditji.
Place of Puja
> This Puja is perform at Udupi Pejawara Matha, Nashik (Nasik), Maharashtra.
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