The word Naam means Name, and Karan means to make or to effect; hence, the word Namkaran means to decide and effect the name of a new born child. It is a religious practice of initiating a child into a religion and at the same time reminding the parents of the newborn child their duties and responsibilities. Namkaran Puja is a ritual of providing Sanskaaras to the child, which is considered to be of utmost importance in shaping the character and upbringing of a child.
Mundan Puja is an ancient ritual ceremony where the hair from a child’s head is shaved off. It is the first time that a baby’s hair is tonsured from the head after birth. t is believed that by shaving the hair off, the residue of the past life is left in the past.Another belief suggests that it is done in order to get better hair growth. Moreover,the baby’s head cannot be shaved off in any random year. It has to be done in an odd month, and in an odd year i.e. 1st, 3rd, 5th, etc.
A Happy Birthday Puja is a way to thank God for giving us life. Additionally, it is also done to seek blessings for physical well-being, affluence, success, peace and contentment.This day determines who we are shaped as people and what our nature will be as a result of our stars. A special day, where our near and dear ones celebrate us being born in this world. We worship lord Ganesha and pray for a healthy long life.
Annaprashan Ceremony is the ceremony done when a baby consumes food for the first time with a belief that it will remove any inadequacies that may have been present. This Puja has to be done between the ages of six to seven. If performed earlier, his body might not be able to digest it and delaying it too much might affect the health of the child.It is known by different names like ‘Mukhe Bhaat’, ‘Choroonu’, and ‘Bhaatkhulai’. It is performed on even days for boys and odd days for girls.