When is Namkaran Held?
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.
Strictly speaking, the naming ceremony should be held 11 days after birth-immediately preceding the ‘Sutika’ or ‘Shuddhikaran or Sutak’ period when the mother and child are confined to intensive postpartum 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.
In Hindu Culture, Namkaran Ceremony is performed to choose a newborn’s name. For all parents who are looking forward for this ceremony, Bhaiyaji brings us Namkaran Sanskar Muhurat 2016. Pick up the best date to bless your baby with a beautiful name
Below is the table of ‘Namkaran Sanskar Muhurat 2016. Choose the best auspicious date from here:
|1 January||Paush Krishna 7||Friday||In Uttara Falguni|
|6 January||Paush Krishna 11||Wednesday||In Anuradha|
|7 January||Paush Krishna 12||Thursday||In Anuradha|
|11 January||Paush Shukla 2||Monday||Ahoratri|
|15 January||Paush Shukla 6||Friday||Ahoratri|
|20 January||Paush Shukla 11||Wednesday||After Bhadra|
|21 January||Paush Shukla 12||Thursday||In Mrigshira|
|28 January||Magh Krishna 4||Thursday||Panchami Conjoining In Uttara Falguni|
|3 February||Magh Krishna 10||Wednesday||Before Bhadra In Anuradha|
|9 February||Magh Shukla 1||Tuesday||Ahoratri|
|10 February||Magh Shukla 2||Wednesday||In Satabhisha|
|17 February||Magh Shukla 10||Wednesday||After Vaidhriti Yoga In Mrigshira|
|24 February||Falguni Krishna 2||Wednesday||In Uttara Falguni|
|25 February||Falguni Krishna 3||Thursday||In Uttara Falguni|
|7 March||Falguni Krishna 13||Monday||In Trayodashi|
|10 March||Falguni Shukla 2||Thursday||Ahoratri|
|11 March||Falguni Shukla 3||Friday||In Tritiya|
|24 March||Chaitra Krishna 1||Thursday||In Chitra|
|25 March||Chaitra Krishna 2||Friday||In Chitra|
|28 March||Chaitra Krishna 5||Monday||In Anuradha|
|4 April||Chaitra Krishna 12||Monday||Ahoratri|
|11 April||Chaitra Shukla 5||Monday||Ahoratri|
|18 April||Chaitra Shukla 12||Monday||In Uttara Falguni|
|29 April||Vaishakh Krishna 7||Friday||Before Bhadra In Saptami|
|2 May||Vaishakh Krishna 10||Monday||After Bhadra, Also In Satabhisha|
|4 May||Vaishakh Krishna 12||Wednesday||Ahoratri|
|9 May||Vaishakh Shukla 3||Monday||In Tritiya|
|16 May||Vaishakh Shukla 10||Monday||Before Bhadra|
|18 May||Vaishakh Shukla 12||Wednesday||Before Vyatipata In Chitra|
|26 May||Jyeshtha Krishna 4||Thursday||In Panchami|
|27 May||Jyeshtha Krishna 5||Friday||Ahoratri|
|1 June||Jyeshtha Krishna 11||Wednesday||In Revati|
|6 June||Jyeshtha Shukla 1||Monday||In Mrigshira|
|15 June||Jyeshtha Shukla 10||Wednesday||In Chitra|
|22 June||Ashadh Krishna 2||Wednesday||After Bhadra In Uttara Ashadh|
|24 June||Ashadh Krishna 4||Wednesday||In Panchami|
|27 June||Ashadh Krishna 7||Monday||Saptami Conjoining In Uttara Bhadrapad|
|15 July||Ashadh Shukla 11||Friday||In Anuradha, Also Bhadra|
|20 July||Shravan Krishna 1||Wednesday||Ahoratri|
|21 July||Shravan Krishna 2||Thursday||Ahoratri|
|22 July||Shravan Krishna 3||Friday||Before Bhadra|
|25 July||Shravan Krishna 6||Monday||Before Bhadra In Shashthi|
|29 July||Shravan Krishna 10||Friday||After Bhadra|
|8 August||Shravan Shukla 5||Monday||In Chitra|
|10 August||Shravan Shukla 7||Wednesday||In Saptami|
|12 August||Shravan Shukla 2||Friday||Dashami Conjoining In Anuradha|
|19 August||Bhadra Krishna 1||Friday||Ahoratri|
|22 August||Bhadra Krishna 5||Monday||In Revati|
|26 August||Bhadra Krishna 9||Friday||In Dashami|
|2 September||Bhadra Shukla 2||Friday||In Uttara Falguni|
|8 September||Bhadra Shukla 7||Thursday||After Vaidhriti Yoga In Saptami|
|12 September||Bhadra Shukla 10||Monday||Before Bhadra In Uttara Ashadh|
|14 September||Bhadra Shukla 13||Wednesday||In Trayodashi|
|21 September||Ashwin Krishna 5||Wednesday||In Rohini|
|5 September||Ashwin Shukla 4||Wednesday||Before Bhadra In Panchami|
|6 September||Ashwin Shukla 5||Thursday||In Anuradha|
|10 October||Ashwin Shukla 9||Monday||In Dashmi|
|12 October||Ashwin Shukla 11||Wednesday||After Bhadra|
|13 October||Ashwin Shukla 12||Thursday||In Satabhisha|
|19 October||Kartik Krishna 4||Wednesday||In Panchami|
|20 October||Kartik Krishna 5||Thursday||In Mrigshira|
|27 October||Kartik Krishna 12||Thursday||In Dwadashi|
|2 November||Kartik Shukla 3||Wednesday||In Anuradha|
|7 November||Kartik Shukla 7||Monday||In Saptami|
|9 November||Kartik Shukla 9||Wednesday||Dashami Conjoining In Satabhisha|
|11 November||Kartik Shukla 11||Friday||After Bhadra|
|16 November||Marg Krishna 2||Wednesday||Before bhadra|
|23 November||Marg Krishna 10||Wednesday||In Uttara Falguni After Bhadra|
|24 November||Marg Krishna 11||Thursday||In Uttara Falguni|
|25 November||Marg Krishna 11||Friday||In Chitra|
|5 December||Marg Shukla 6||Monday||Ahoratri|
|9 December||Marg Shukla 10||Friday||After Vyatipata Yoga|
|14 December||Paush Krishna 1||Wednesday||In Mrigshira|
|23 December||Paush Krishna 10||Friday||Before Bhadra|
|26 December||Paush Krishna 13||Monday||In Anuradha|
|30 December||Paush Shukla 1||Friday||In Uttara Ashadh|
Baby Naming Day Ceremony is done to create a lovable bond between the baby and his/her family. It is usually performed after 11 days of birth of a baby. On this day, the mother and her child is honoured with blessings of relatives as the mother is the one who brought the child into this world.
Where it should be celebrated?
At home or at temples by calling priests.
How is it performed?
According to Vedic Astrology, Namkaran Sanskar Ceremony is performed in the presence of Father or Grandfather or Uncle. The Ceremony starts after the bath of a baby wearing new clothes. Then the ‘Havan’ and ‘Puja’ starts with a prayer that baby should receive all the blessings from Lord which includes his/her health, Longevity, and happiness. The Priest will pray for the child and draw his/her Horoscope. Finally, the name is whispered in baby’s ear by his/her Father or Mother.
The Namkaran Sanskar Ceremony is an auspicious ritual decided by selecting Shubh Muhurat. Also, the baby’s name is decided on the basis of Kundli, time, positions of stars (Nakshatras) and planets etc. Therefore, with all the gained information, celebrate this day by choosing the best Muhurats.
Bhaiyaji wishes all “New Born Babies” and there families , all the best for future , “let heaven shower the blessings on your child with good health , education ,and longevity”.