Namakaran Sanskar - Naming Ceremony for new-born

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Fees:$115.07

The birth of a child in a family is an occasion that brings joy and happiness to everyone associated with the family. The first thing that comes to mind after the birth of a child is choosing an apt name for him/her.

"Nama" exactly means "name" and "karana" means "to create, to result". The Namakaran Sanskar is usually held after the first 10 days of a baby's delivery. These 10 post-natal days are considered to be inauspicious as the mother and child are considered to be impure. After those 10 days, the house is cleaned and sanctified.

According to the Nakshatra at the time of birth, a particular letter of the Sanskrit alphabet is chosen which would prove lucky for the baby. The baby is then given a name starting with that letter. Usually the father whispers the name four times in the right ear of the baby.

The Namakaran Samskar is also performed on adult converts to Hinduism to mark their formal entrance into Hinduism. The convert chooses a Hindu name to declare his allegiance to Hinduism and his severance from his formal religion. A Vedic fire sacrifice is then performed and the convert writes his new name in a tray of uncooked rice.

Service includes: Identifying the suitable name/ first letter, 7000 chants of relevant Nakshatra mantra, Havan on the second day (during Brahma muhurat: 4 to 6 AM), identifying the first bath date.
Number of priests: 3

Eshwar Bhakti priests will perform your Puja as per the Vedic procedure. Please mention birth details (name, date, time, and place of birth), & Sankalp (your wish) at checkout.  It is strongly recommended to do certain donations if the child is born in Mula, Jyestha or Ashlesha Nakshtras. We will inform you about the same if applicable

You can book this puja with or without a DVD. An hour-long DVD will have the main elements of your puja: Sankalpa, Abhishek or invocation mantras, presiding deity mantra chants, Homa and Aarti. If you opt for a DVD, we will post to you, else will email video clips and photos upon successful completion of your ritual.

Performing your puja ritual with love and utmost care is our motto. We perform only Individual Personalized rituals. No group rituals. Here are the key steps to help you understand the process:

  You add a ritual to your shopping cart, after reading the benefits and based on your concerns.

  At the time of booking your ritual(s), you are asked to provide your "Name, birth details, Sankalpa and instructions" on the shopping cart page. You can also mention your Gotra, Nakshatra and Rashi details there (if you know).

  Immediately after the receipt of your order, we start identifying the most auspicious date and time to perform the ritual.

  An email is sent to you within 12 hours of order confirmation, which would comprise:
  1. Date on which your puja would be performed.
  2. Complete timings and duration of your ritual.
  3. Sankalpa time: When you can call and take the Sankalpa with the priest.
  4. Phone number to call for Sankalpa.
  5. Mantra and meditation instructions to follow at your end.
  6. Deitary precautions on the day of your puja.
  7. List of some easy to get items, to take the Sankalpa (optional).

  You can also email us your photo, at contact@pujayagna.com, to keep during the performance of the puja (optional).

  On the scheduled day and time, you can call us for the Sankalpa (optional). You will be guided to take the Sankalpa.

  Immediately after the successful completion of your ritual, an email is sent with photos/videos of the ritual.

  In case of rituals lasting over several days, you will receive daily update via email/sms/whatsapp (as applicable).

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