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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.

Namkaran Muhurat 2018
Date Tithi Day Comments
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.

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