Naamkaran Sanskar or Naming ceremony is done on the 11th or the 21st day after the birth of the child. According to astrology, the Brahmins visit house at this day for deciding the child’s name. From that day the child is called by his/her name. On account of it, the first identity of that newborn child becomes his name that has been allotted by Brahmins.
Significance of Naamkaran Sanskar-
After the birth of a baby, the second sacrament can be called of Naam karan Sanskar. Jaat-Karm Sansakar is not in practice now days, people perform only Namkaran Sanskar right after the birth of the infant. Jaat-Karm is conducted along with Namkaran Sanskar with rituals. Through this ritual, it is used to give the benefit of the welfare sacrificial environment to the living soul in infancy form. At the time of naming ceremony- Naamkaran Sanskar, it is necessary to input basic welfare trends within the infant as well as the establishment of aspirations is considered very important. It is required to create an environment according to the present life scenarios and surroundings. The born infant is a boy or a girl; this discrimination should not be given entertained. There is no as such discrimination anywhere in Indian culture. Shilvati daughter is said to be equal to ten sons. Shilvati daughter is said to be equal to ten sons.
“दश पुत्र-समा कन्या यस्य शीलवती सुता”
In contrast, the son may also be the destroyer of total religion.
जिमि कपूत के ऊपजे कुल सद्धर्म नसाहिं।
ceremony- Naam karan Sanskar should be done with the view of creating a flow in
the direction of the best, by eliminating the undesirable ethics within the
child whether the infant is a male or female.