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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Nama punyahavachxnam means punyahavchanam and karana means ‘to make, to effect’. If there are inconveniences it is taken to the end of the first year. The Grihyasutras do not specify a Punyahavachansm procedure for the actual naming of the child.

The word nama meaning ‘name’ is common in early Sanskrit literature and occurs in the Rig Veda Although initially no Vedic mantras were recited during the naming ritual, it developed into a Samskaras because of its social importance.

Shortening of the names of children deprives us of this opportunity. 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.


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. Bete leaves and Nuts. Newer Post Older Post Home. It depends on the culture and education of the family, and should be auspicious.

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The priests had come from Shringeri matam and were very learned people. The puja involves, other than the child and priest, the father, mother, and sometimes the paternal grandmother.

A thread dipped in turmeric is tied around the waist of the child and to it is fastened a gold amulet. Namakarana Naming the 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. The priest makes an astrological calculation according to the time and date on which the child is born. The Baudhayana Dharmasutra connects the constellation with the child’s future.

On this basis, he prescribes a letter of the alphabet with which the child’s Nakshatra name should begin. Punyaha Vachanam and Nama Karanam.

This amulet contains a piece of the umbilical cord and is believed to sustain the link between mother and child. According to the Grihya sutrasthere are five requisites to naming a child: Finally, gifts are given to the relatives and Brahmins present.

The appropriate day for this function is the 10th, 12th or 16th day of the childs birth. It is not a formal ceremony, but more of an opportunity to invite family and friends to celebrate the baby’s arrival.

Namakarana meanings in the belief that this will frighten away diseases, and evil spirits and influences Nowadays, this ceremony usually takes place on the twelfth day after birth. The Brahmins and elders are asked to follow, calling the child by that name and blessing it. Scientifically, the piece of the umbilical cord is capable of treating many diseases like bone marrow or leukemia etc.


Each month of the Hindu calendar is associated with a particular deity, which usually has several names. Every Namakarana family has one deity who has been worshipped for generations. A two-syllabled name punyahavqchanam bring material fame and four-syllabled, religious fame.

The story of Ajamila is pointed out for the effectiveness of punyahavahcanam method. Posted by Prasanna Manoj at The Paddhatis Sampradayashowever, say that the father should lean towards the child’s right ear.

The naming ceremony of my baby was conducted and I was amused about the sense of hygene in those days. It should not contain awkward suggestions.

This ceremony takes place after the day ‘impure’ postnatal period See Jatakarma. Then Brahmins, specially invited for the occasion, bless the child.

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A personality is sought to be given. Many of the punyahavachanxm texts prescribe more than one name for an individual. Next, the priest invokes the blessings of Agni, the planetary bodies, and other gods. There is usually a havan, and then the child’s name is announced to the gathering. In the morning after a head pooja was done to the Turmeric Vinaayaka and our family deity.

About Me Prasanna Manoj. Most of the rituals have some scientific reason behind them. Then the house is cleaned punyahavwchanam purified, and the child and mother ceremonially bathed.