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Namkaran Muhurat 2018
Read this article to know the auspicious Namkaran Muhurats in 2018. Also know which day, date, timing, and Nakshatra is best for the naming ceremony (Namkaran Sanskar) of your child.
|7 Feb||Saptami||Wednesday||In Swati Nakshatra between 08:45 - 12:16|
|8 Feb||Ashtami||Thursday||In Anuradha Nakshatra|
|9 Feb||Navami||Friday||In Anuradha Nakshatra between 14:34 - 16:55|
|16 Feb||Prathama||Friday||In Dhanishta/Shatabhisha Nakshatra|
|21 Feb||Shashti||Wednesday||In Ashwini Nakshatra|
|12 Mar||Dashami||Monday||In Uttarashada Nakshatra after 11:14|
|15 Mar||Trayodashi||Thursday||In Dhanishta Nakshatra|
|2 Apr||Dvitiya||Monday||In Swati Nakshatra|
|5 Apr||Panchami||Thursday||In Anuradha Nakshatra|
|11 Apr||Dashami||Wednesday||In Dhanishta Nakshatra|
|12 Apr||Ekadashi||Thursday||In Shatabhisha Nakshatra|
|13 Apr||Dwadashi||Friday||In Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra|
|20 Apr||Panchami||Friday||In Mrigashira Nakshatra|
|23 Apr||Ashtami||Wednesday||In Pushya Nakshatra|
|27 Apr||Dwadashi||Friday||In Hastha Nakshatra|
|2 May||Dvitiya||Wednesday||In Anuradha Nakshatra|
|3 May||Tritiya||Thursday||In Mool Nakshatra|
|7 May||Saptami||Monday||In Shravana Nakshatra|
|10 May||Dashami||Thursday||In Shatabhisha Nakshatra|
|11 May||Ekadashi||Friday||In Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra|
|14 Jun||Prathama||Thursday||In Mrigashira Nakshatra|
|15 Jun||Dvitiya||Friday||In Punarvasu Nakshatra|
|20 Jun||Ashtami||Wednesday||In Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra|
|22 Jun||Dashami||Friday||In Hastha Nakshatra|
|25 Jun||Trayodashi||Monday||In Anuradha Nakshatra|
|28 Jun||Poornima||Thursday||In Mool Nakshatra|
|29 Jun||Prathama||Friday||In Uttarashada Nakshatra|
|5 Jul||Saptami||Thursday||In Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra|
|6 Jul||Ashtami||Friday||In Revati Nakshatra|
|11 Jul||Trayodashi||Wednesday||In Mrigashira Nakshatra|
|18 Jul||Shashti||Wednesday||In Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra|
|19 Jul||Saptami||Thursday||In Hastha Nakshatra (Before Bhadra)|
|20 Jul||Ashtami||Friday||In Chitra Nakshatra (After Bhadra)|
|23 Jul||Ekadashi||Monday||In Anuradha Nakshatra (Before Bhadra)|
|27 Jul||Poornima||Friday||In Uttarashada Nakshatra|
|30 Jul||Dvitiya||Monday||In Dhanishtha Nakshatra|
|2 Aug||Panchami||Thursday||In Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra|
|3 Aug||Shashti||Friday||In Revati Nakshatra (Before Bhadra)|
|8 Aug||Dwadashi||Wednesday||In Mrigashira Nakshatra|
|9 Aug||Trayodashi||Thursday||In Punarvasu Nakshatra|
|13 Aug||Dvitiya||Monday||In Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra|
|15 Aug||Panchami||Wednesday||In Hastha/Chitra Nakshatra|
|16 Aug||Shashti||Thursday||In Chitra Nakshatra|
|17 Aug||Saptami||Friday||In Swati Nakshatra|
|22 Aug||Ekadashi||Wednesday||In Uttarashada Nakshatra|
|27 Aug||Prathama||Monday||In Shatabisha Nakshatra|
|29 Aug||Tritiya||Wednesday||In Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra|
|31 Aug||Panchami||Friday||In Ashwini Nakshatra|
|3 Sep||Ashtami||Monday||In Rohini Nakshatra|
|5 Sep||Dashami||Wednesday||In Punarvasu Nakshatra|
|6 Sep||Ekadashi||Thursday||In Punarvasu Nakshatra|
|7 Sep||Dwadashi||Friday||In Pushya Nakshatra|
|10 Sep||Prathama||Monday||In Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra|
|12 Sep||Tritiya||Wednesday||In Chitra Nakshatra|
|19 Sep||Dashami||Wednesday||In Uttarashada Nakshatra|
|20 Sep||Ekadashi||Thursday||In Uttarashada Nakshatra|
|21 Sep||Dwadashi||Friday||In Shravana Nakshatra|
|26 Sep||Prathama||Wednesday||In Revati Nakshatra|
|27 Sep||Dvitiya||Thursday||In Ashwini Nakshatra|
|1 Oct||Saptami||Monday||In Mrigashira Nakshatra|
|4 Oct||Dashami||Thursday||In Pushya Nakshatra|
|5 Oct||Ekadashi||Friday||In Magh Nakshatra|
|10 Oct||Prathama||Wednesday||In Chitra Nakshatra|
|11 Oct||Tritiya||Thursday||In Swati Nakshatra|
|5 Nov||Trayodashi||Monday||In Hastha Nakshatra|
|9 Nov||Dvitiya||Friday||In Anuradha Nakshatra|
|10 Dec||Tritiya||Monday||In Uttarashada Nakshatra|
|12 Dec||Panchami||Wednesday||In Shravana Nakshatra|
|13 Dec||Shashti||Thursday||In Dhanishtha Nakshatra|
|14 Dec||Saptami||Friday||In Shatabisha Nakshatra|
Namkaran Sanskar means to name a newborn baby while following traditional religious rituals. In other words, it is also called naming ceremony or Naamkaran of a baby. It is one of the Hindu Samskara among 16 Sanskar in Vedic Astrology, that are celebrated and performed by the people of different communities.
Name describes the individuality of a person and is his/her identification. In every religion, newborn babies are named following different rituals and traditions. In Hinduism, Namkaran Sanskar is celebrated for naming a baby. Just like Mundan, Annaprasan, Karnavedha and Vidyarambh, Naamkaran ceremony also holds great significance among people. In ancient times, scholarly astrologers or Pandit themselves performed this ceremony following traditional customs and rituals. However, in today’s technical age, parents themselves name their newborn child.
Namkaran Sanskar - Do’s and Don’ts
Naamkaran is the fifth Sanskar in Hindu religion. One should consider Date, Nakshatra and other astrological factors before naming their child.
- Naamkaran of a child should be done on 11th or 12th day after a child is born.
- This ceremony should be performed after 10 days of Sutak period following your child’s birth. Sutak is the time-period of abstention or non-indulgence in any religious or traditional activity.
- Naming ceremony should not be performed on Chaturthi, Navami and Chaturdashi Tithi.
- As far as days are concerned, the ceremony of naming your baby can be done on any day.
- Mrigashira, Ashwini, Rohini, Pushya, Hasta, Rewati, Chitra, Swati, Anuradha, Shravana and Shatabhisha are considered propitious Nakshatra for this ceremony.
- In some places, naming ceremony is performed on 100th day after a child is born or after 1 year as per family traditions.
- Two names are given to the child during Namkaran Sanskar. First being prevalent and in use, while the second (according to Nakshatra) is kept secret.
- Naming the child according to Nakshatra in which she/he is born, is considered highly auspicious.
- Other than these, parents can name their baby according to their wishes or as per family traditions.
Namkaran Sanskar - When and Where?
- Naamkaran ceremony is generally performed at home. Although, one can perform this auspicious sanskar in a temple or other religious place as well.
- Puja is carried out at home on this occasion. Parents take the newborn child on their lap and then perform Puja ritually.
- For sweet voice of the baby, honey is fed to the child with a silver spoon.
- In the end, parents or mother-father whispers the child’s name in his/her ear.
As Name defines the identity of a person. So, it is also the reason why, Namkaran Sanskar holds great significance in Hinduism or other religions. According to Hindu religious beliefs, naming ceremony offers good health, long life and agility to a child. With name, behaviour and good Karma, a child will be able to make a stand in the society in future and will get success and prosperity.