Importance of the Naming Ceremony in Astrology

Saints and sages understood the importance of names in our lives in ancient times. On the basis of this knowledge, naming ceremony or ritual came into existence as a religious practice. In Indian astrology, this ceremony is considered to be as auspicious as marriages and other important rituals. Thus, it is still followed in our country.

A name has both religious and behavioural value in a person’s life. Therefore, it is important that a person’s name sounds good as well as meaningful. The importance of name from a behavioural point of view can be studied from the fact that a person in deep sleep also recognizes his name if he is called. Name forms an important element of the subconscious mind.

A lot of arguments also exist about this ceremony. Some people believe that it is inauspicious if a person has a name starting from a different syllable than what is assigned as per Moon sign name for example a person is born in Aries sign,the first syllable assigned as per sign are chu, che, la, li, aa. However, there is no proof for this argument. Therefore, it is important to understand the importance of this ceremony.

Importance of Naming ceremony

A child’s name depends on the position of Moon in a Nakshatra or sign at the time of his birth. The sign in which the Moon resides at the time of birth is the birth sign. The child is named with the initials of the Nakshatra or sign in which the Moon resides. Hence, if a child is named in this way, it leads to progress and success. However, it is not necessary that you have to name a child as told by a priest. You can choose a different name with the initials prescribed by astrology.

In modern times, a person’s name is also considered to be a fashion statement. People have started giving importance their name. People want a unique and different name. Therefore, it is too difficult to choose a nice name these days.

If a child is not named on the basis of birth Nakshatra or sign, there are some alternative measures that can be taken. You can use the initials of a friendly sign to your child’s birth sign and name him or her.

You can even use the Sun sign of your child to name him or her. You can use birth ascendant of the child to name him/her. It is prosperous and auspicious if ascendant is strong in a Kundali. Therefore, you can name a child with the initials of the sign that resides in the ascendant.

The ceremony of Namkaran should be done on a benefic Tithi,day and Nakshatra if not done within 12 days of the birth of a child.The following Nakshatra, Tithis and Vaar should be chosen for the ceremony.


All fixed Nakshatras are Uttara Phalguni, Uttara Ashada, Uttara Bhadrapada and Rohini, all moveable Nakshatras Swati, Punarvasu, Shravana, Dhanishtha and Shatbhisha, all friendly Nakshatras Mrigshira, Revati, Chitra and Anuradha and all Laghu Nakshatras Hasta, Ashwini, Pushya and Abhijit are good for Namkaran Sanskara.


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are good for the ceremony.


1,2,3,5,7,10,11,12and 13th Tithis are good.


Except Vyatipata, Vaidhriti, Bhadra and Sankranti day, all are good.


Ascendant signs Taurus, Gemini, Leo,Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Aquarius are good. Benefic planets should be posited in or should aspect the ascendant. Malefic influence should be avoided. Moon strength in transit or Chandra Shuddhi and Tara Shuddhi should be ensured for the child.

Panchang and Vedic Astrology