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Old September 23rd, 2015, 04:28 PM
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Re: Time for culture change at EC?

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Originally Posted by Jaan-e-man View Post
two day old.
Happy belated birthday, then !
In the next 9 days there will be people suggesting names for the baby. On the 11th day, we'd know for sure what to call you:
(quote from Wikipedia):
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Naming a baby is considered to be sacred and therefore is an important Hindu tradition. It involves the immediate families and also close relatives and friends. Traditionally known as Namkaran or Namakarana Sanskar, this ceremony is conducted in an elaborate form on the 11th day after birth.


The Namakarma Sanskar is usually held after first 11 nights of a baby's delivery. These 11 post-natal days are considered inauspicious and the mother and child are considered to be unclean. Traditionally mother and child are separated from the rest of the family during these 10 days where no one except a helper is allowed to touch the baby or the mother. All festivals and events in the family and extended family are postponed by 11 nights. After those 11 nights, the house is cleaned and sanctified for the ceremony. The mother and child are bathed traditionally and are prepared for the ceremony. This is most likely to avoid infecting baby or mother and allowing mother some time to recover after delivery. Relatives and close friends are invited to be a part of this occasion and bless the child. Priests are called and an elaborate ritual takes place. ...more at wiki'

Be careful, and sleep well the next 9 nights.
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