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The Namakarana Samskar is performed, normally on the tenth or twelfth day ..

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Nama Karana de Govinda
Nama Karana de Govinda.
Pt. Vilas Thuse Namakaran Vidhi Preparation Guidelines || Pooja
Rites of Passage
Namakarana, Name-Giving. (Pictured at left) The Hindu name-giving rite, namakarana samskara, is one of the essential rites of passage.
The name-giving sacrament, the Namakarana Samskar, can take place at any. Hindu temple.

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The idea of getting their names engraved struck when Amandeep got balloons with son, Tanav's name on them at his namakaran ceremony. Amandeep said he was unaware of Anubha's motive when she persisted to go to New Delhi to shop for Karva Chauth.

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Namakarana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Namakarana (Sanskrit: नामकरण, Nāmakaraṇa) (literally, naming) is the fifth of the 16 saṃskāras (sacraments) performed by the Hindus to name the child.
Indian Culture Online.Com - Namakarana
Namakarana. The ceremony of naming a child. Nama literally means `name` and karana means `to make, to effect`.
Hindu Name Giving Ceremony: Namakarana Samskara
Feb 14, 2009 The Namakarana Samskara is a rite of passage in Hinduism.
Namakarana - Naming ceremony
May 17, 2009 Discussions, links and resources on Hinduism and Indian culture.

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