adiyEn plans to release Saama Veda PuNyAhAvachanam soon with the Saama mantrams, meanings and recitation of them in a separate. e-book. 25 Jul Punyaha Vachanam! 9th June, In India we have lot of rituals and ceremonies right from the birth of a child. Most of the rituals have some. Punyaha Vachanam and Nama Karanam. Namakarana (Naming the child): This is a simple ceremony in which the child is given a name. The ceremony of.

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The whole house was sprinkled with Holy water and Panchagavyam cows ghee, milk, curd, urine, and cowdung in proper proportions.

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Usually only a Nakshatra name and a popular name are given. At the end of the Pavamaana sooktham recital, the baby and all of us along with the close relatives were sprinkled with the Holy Water.

Each month of the Punjahavachanam calendar is associated with a particular deity, which usually has several names. There is usually a havan, and then the child’s name is announced to the gathering. Of course, if you are not able to get one you may do it yourself. The appropriate day for this function is the 10th, 12th or 16th day of the childs birth. It should be easy punyqhavachanam pronounce, pleasing to the ear and auspicious. We all also consumed the panchagavyam for ritual purifications.

Then the house is cleaned and purified, and the child and mother ceremonially bathed. Posted by Prasanna Manoj at There are practices like choosing the name after the Nakshatras of birth and also after the ancestors.

Friends and relatives are invited to see the child and participate in the celebration. The name of the family deity: The name of this deity is given to protect the child from evil. Many of the early texts prescribe more than one name for an individual. This is a simple ceremony in which the child is given a name. It is better to have it done with proper priests.


As the primary means of identification and social interaction, the naming of a child developed into a religious ritual believed to be the root of the child’s destiny.


All the steps performed during the function have very justified reason behind them. The puja involves, other than the child and priest, the father, mother, and sometimes punyahavqchanam paternal grandmother. Nama literally means ‘name’ and karana means ‘to make, to effect’.

Usually, however, the nakshatra name is not used, and the child is given another name by which he is commonly known According to Aswalayana, the names of boys should have an even number of syllables. For example a Brahmin child should have an auspicious name, a Kshatriya child should have a name that suggests power, a Vaishya child should have a name that suggests wealth, and a Shudra child should have a name that indicates his service. The practice of naming children after favorite deities began in the Puranic times.

The priest makes an astrological calculation according to the time and date on which the child is born. This is the name that the child is known by.

Punyaha Vachanam and Nama Karanam

First the mother covers the child in a new cloth. The Brahmins and elders are asked to follow, calling the child by that name and blessing it. It punyahafachanam not contain awkward suggestions. In that case you can use the following links for your help. Holding a betel leaf near the ear, he should whisper four names to the child. It is not a formal ceremony, but more of an opportunity to invite family and friends to celebrate the baby’s arrival. The naming ceremony of my baby was conducted and I was amused about the sense of hygene in those days.

This is a secret name, which some give during Jatakarman. Finally, gifts are given to the relatives and Brahmins present. If there are inconveniences it is taken to the end of the first year. After preliminaries the parent gives the offering to gods, touches the breath of the child symbolizing the awakening of its consciousness and says in its ear: The ceremony of naming a child. Failing to perform it on any of these days, an auspicious day, say the Vedas should be chosen for the purpose after the 16th day of the childs birth.


A two-syllabled name will bring material fame and four-syllabled, religious fame. A punyzhavachanam dipped in turmeric is tied around the waist of the child and to it is fastened a gold amulet.

The procedure is for restoration of ritual purity for the child’s parents and close relatives removal of janam aasoucham. The child’s second name is one of the names of the deity of the month in which it is born.

On this basis, he prescribes a letter of the alphabet with which the child’s Punywhavachanam name should begin. The Grihyasutras do not specify a Namakarana procedure punyahavcahanam the actual naming of the child. This is given according to the constellation, or Nakshatra, see Panchangam the child is born under. Namakarana Naming the child: Shortening of the names of children deprives us of this opportunity.

The Nakshatra name could therefore be the name of the constellation itself, or begin with any of the letters assigned to that constellation. The story of Ajamila is pointed out for the effectiveness of this method.

This ceremony punywhavachanam place after the day ‘impure’ postnatal period See Jatakarma. In the morning after a head pooja was done to the Turmeric Vinaayaka and our family deity.

In India we have lot of rituals and ceremonies right from the birth of a child.