Namkaran Ceremony is one of the 16 sanskars in the Hindu religion. It is performed to name the newborn baby. There is a tradition of namkaran where the first letter of the name is decided as per the newborn’s birth time, rashi, nakshatra and the movement of celestial bodies. It is believed that the name has a greater impact on the child.
In Hindu astrology, Namkaran is based on Swar Siddhanta, which is believed to give positive results duringthe growth and development of the child. The most common practice to name the newborn is based on the position of the moon at the time of his/her birth.
Swar Siddhanta is given significant importance in Vedic Astrology as it is believed that deities are propitiated with the power of swar. Even all the Vedic Mantras are based on Swar Siddhanta. Hindus follow the zodiac sign, birth nakshatra, and pada to name the child.