Namkaran (Naming Ceremony)
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.