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Namkaran (Naming Ceremony)

The Namkaran ceremony is performed either on the eleventh or the one hundred and first day of the birth of the child. The family priest is invited to perform the ceremony. He recites mantras from the Vedas and gives his blessings to the child. A name is given to the child on this day. The women of the family and the locality assemble, sing songs and offer their good wishes to  the child. The family deity is also  worshipped with offerings to the priest.

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