MAIN RITUAL IN OUR SANSKRITI AND MOST IMPORTANT IN DECIDING THE FUTURE OF THE PERSON
Namkaran is one of the most important of the 16 Hindu 'samskaras' or rituals. In the Vedic traditional, 'Namkaran' (Sanskrit 'nam' = name; 'karan' = create) is the formal naming ceremony performed to select a newborn's name using traditional methods and astrological rules of naming. This is generally a happy ritual - with the tensions of childbirth now over, the family comes together to celebrate the birth of the child with this ceremony.
Traditionally, the Namkaran ceremony is conducted after the 'Jatakarma' samskara, which is performed at the time of the birth of the child. Nowadays, with more and more births taking place in the hospital, this ritual has become a part of the Namkaran ceremony, which is performed within a few weeks of the baby's birth.
The naming ceremony is held 11 days after birth immediately preceding the 'Sutika' or 'Shuddhikaran' period when the mother and child are confined to intensive post-partum or post-natal care. However, the 11th day is not fixed and can be decided by the parents based on a priest or an astrologers advice, and can extend even up to the baby's first birthday.
HOW IS THE HINDU BABY'S NAME SELECTED...
Hindu families count on Vedic astrology to arrive at the name of a child. The initial letter is considered very auspicious and is decided according to the 'Janam Nakshatra' or birth star of the child, the position of planets at the time and date of birth, and the moon sign. Sometimes a name is selected based on the name of the deity the month, or even a dead ancestor. In sum, there are 5 general principles of naming:
Nakshatranam (by lunar asterism);
Masanam (according to the month of birth);
Devatanama (after the family deity);
Rashinama (according to Zodiac sign); and
Samsarikanama (the worldly name), as an exception to all the above.
It is traditionally believed that a boy's name should have letters in even numbers (2, 4, 6, 8) and girls should consist of odd numbered letters (3, 5, 7, 9), 11 being the best for both genders.
Hindus believe in selecting a child’s name based on his or her ‘Nakshatra’ or birth star as calculated by a Vedic astrologer during the Namkaran or naming ceremony. In absence of a family astrologer, you can rely on astrology sites to ascertain the Nakshatra based on the child’s birth date, time, and place. If you know the birth star, you can use the following table to arrive at the first letters of your baby's name as recommended by Vedic astrologers and select a name by referring to my Baby Name Finder
So the name has great importance in our life and everything revolves around it.
A NAME CONTAINS ENERGIES IN IT AND HAS GREAT IMPACT ON THE PERSONALITY AND NATURE OF A PERSON AND HIS FUTURE. EVERYONE IS RECOGNIZED BY HIS NAME. OUR HEALTH, WEALTH AND FAME IS ALL RETAINED IN THE NAME.
SOMETIMES THE COMBINATIONS OF THE LETTERS IF CHOSEN WRONG CAN CREATE NEGATIVE AFFECTS ON THE HUMAN BEING AND THE PERSON HAS TO SUFFER . BY STUDYING ITS ENERGY WE CAN GET OURSELVES RELIEVED FROM SOME OF THE UN CORDIAL CIRCUMSTANCES.
STAY BLESSED ALWAYS...