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Naamkaran

A naming ceromany is a event or a tradition for parents,family members and friends to welcome the arrival of new baby and given a new name or names.there are many ways or customs and tradition to make the baby ceremony special for those who involved.Some parents may be these ceremonies have religious or cultural significance. Choosing a baby name is not a simple task. In some cultures the name of the parent or a respected friend or relative is given to the child. Other cultures give the name of a deceased relative to honor the memory of the ancestors.the religious elders are consulted to provide a name that will bring good fortune to the child.Details of the ceremony and the date of its occurrence vary by community.
in Sanskrit 'Naam' means name and 'karaan' mean to create.Naamkaran ceremony normally performed after the new baby birth.In Hindu Tradition, the eleventh and twelth day of new baby is the most auspicious day for the ceremony.The Naamkaran ceremony usually performed by a pundit.parents and new baby wear new cloths in this special day.Naming ceremony can be held anywhere, depend on family where they celbrated it.some people prefer temple,some prefers it at their home while some people like it outside the home such banquet hall, Hotel etc.this is the honored day for parents specialy mother because their child given a new name which child will be known whole the life.friend and relatives also bless the child.the father leans towards the baby's right ear, and whispers its chosen name. Usually, the father does not whisper directly into the child's ear, but uses a betel leaf or its silver imprint, or a few leaves of kusa grass to direct the words to the child's ear.Hindus often prefer to name their children based on Hindu raashis because it is considered auspicious and is supposed to bring good fortune to the child.