Namkaran Puja is a Hindu ritual that is performed to name a newborn baby. The ceremony is usually performed on the twelfth day after the birth of the child and is considered an important ritual in Hindu culture.

The Namkaran Puja involves various rituals, including the offering of prayers to deities and performing a havan (sacred fire ritual). The priest then suggests names for the child based on the child's horoscope or based on the child's birth star. The parents choose a suitable name for the child and announce it to the gathering. The ceremony is usually followed by a feast or distribution of sweets.


Performing Namkaran Puja is believed to have several benefits, including:

  • Blessings from deities: The ceremony is performed to seek the blessings of deities for the child's growth, prosperity, and well-being.
  • Auspicious beginning: The ceremony is believed to provide an auspicious beginning for the child's life journey.
  • Cultural and social significance: The ceremony is an important ritual in Hindu culture and symbolizes the child's entry into society.
  • Identification of the child: The ceremony gives the child a name that will be used for identification purposes throughout their life.
  • Connection to family and heritage: The ceremony is an opportunity to connect the child to their family and cultural heritage.
  • Overall, Namkaran Puja is an important and auspicious ceremony in Hindu culture. It is performed with devotion and sincerity to seek the blessings of deities for the child's well-being, growth, and prosperity.

"ॐ गं गणपतये नमः अस्मिन् शुभे दिने विधिवत् नामकरणं करिष्ये। अस्मिन् नामसु जातः स्वर्ग इति"

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