According to the Grhya Sutras, it should be performed on the tenth or the twelfth day after birth. But opinions of the later authorities range from the tenth day to the first day of the second year.
Naming a baby is not only a religious ceremony but also associated socially. This ceremony marks the 1st step when an individual is introduced in the society by its name! The baby’s name is chosen after considering its various birth-astrological placements and generally two different names are given.
Process / Procedure
Namakarana (Sanskrit: नामकरण, Nāmakaraṇa) (literally, naming) is the naming ceremony in Hinduism and the fifth of the 16 saṃskāras (sacraments) performed by the Hindus to name the child.
This ceremony is generally held at home or in the temple. But it depends on the family and community. Some may prefer a small private ceremony with family, While for some naamkaran is a lavish affair, celebrated in a special pandal or banquet hall with many guests. ‘Naam’ is a Sanskrit word referred as ‘Name’ and ‘Karan’ means ‘To Imply’.
All the relatives and close ones are invited for this ceremony. The baby is given a bath and made to wear new clothes. Priest is called upon to perform puja or havan and prayers are offered for baby’s health, happiness and long life. The pandit will also draw out the baby’s horoscope and pray for the child. After the name is whispered into baby’s ear, it is announced to the family members and guests. After the naming ceremony relatives present few drops of sweet content on baby’s lips and if the baby smacks the lips it is considered a good sign. The baby is then welcomed into the family and community with his given name.
After the ceremony, prasad is offered, and everyone blesses the baby and offers gifts. Our pandits will fix a perfect timing relevant to the jadakam of the new born, Our service will help you to conduct the poojas with 100% involvement and purity which in turn will help to bring good fortune to the baby. Grab our service and make your tiny one’s life Blessed !
2-3 Hours (Includes time for both preparation for Puja and actual Puja.)