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Friday, September 02, 2005

Babynames - Namakarana (naming a child)

The naming of a child is one of the most fundamental "samskaras" or rites based on scripture. The name is selected such that its meaning can inspire the child to follow the path of righteousness. The name given to a newborn baby is generally suggestive of divine qualities of the vedic deities.

A common practice among Vaishnavas is to name their children after the names of sages, saints, holy rivers, deities, and the names of the incarnation of God. By repeatedly calling such names, one is reminded of the Lord.

Therefore, we present here a list of names for naming your devotee chidren, whether BOYS or GIRLS