Namakarana, Nāmakaraṇa, Naman-karana: 17 definitions
Namakarana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: JSTOR: Tāntric Dīkṣā by Surya Kanta
Nāmakaraṇa (नामकरण) refers to one of the eleven saṃskāras (purificatory rites of fire) forming part of preliminary rites before Dīkṣā: an important ritual of Śāktism described in the Śāradātilaka-tantra, chapters III-V.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Arthashastra (politics and welfare)Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Society State and Polity: A Survey
Nāmakaraṇa (नामकरण) refers to the ceremony of “naming the child” and represents one of the sixteen saṃskāras, or “ceremonies” accompanying the individual during the Gṛhastha (householder) stage of the Āśrama way of life. These ceremonies (e.g., nāmakaraṇa-saṃskāra) are community affairs and at each ceremony relations and friends gather for community eating.
Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.
Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Shodhganga: Vaikhanasa Grhyasutra Bhasya (Critical Edition and Study)
Nāmakaraṇa (नामकरण) refers to the “ritual of naming the new-born” and represents one of the eighteen bodily rituals (śārīraka-saṃskāras) mentioned in the Vaikhānasagṛhyasūtra (viz., vaikhānasa-gṛhya-sūtra) which belongs to the Taittirīya school of the Black Yajurveda (kṛṣṇayajurveda).—The original Gṛhyasūtra of Vaikhanāsa consists of eleven chapters or “praśnas”. Each praśna is subdivided into sub-divisions called “khaṇḍa”. But only the first seven chapters deal with actual Gṛhyasūtra section. Of these, the first three chapters dealing with the bodily rituals [viz., Nāmakaraṇa].
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
India history and geogprahySource: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1
Namakarana refers to one of those ceremonies of the Nambutiris performed after marriage, during pregnancy or during the birth of a child. Namakarana is the ceremony, at which the child is named, and is said to be done on the tenth day after birth. The naming of a child is an important religious act, which is supposed to carry consequences throughout life. The parents, assisted by a Vadhyan, make a burnt sacrifice to the deity.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Nāmakaraṇa.—(BL), naming ceremony. Note: nāmakaraṇa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
nāmakaraṇa : (nt.) naming.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Nāmakaraṇa.— name-giving, “christening” DhA. II, 87;
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
nāmakaraṇa (नामकरण).—n (S) The rite of giving the name to an infant.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
nāmakaraṇa (नामकरण).—n The rite of giving the name to an infant.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) the ceremony of naming a child after birth.
2) a nominal affix.
Derivable forms: nāmakaraṇam (नामकरणम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇaṃ) Naming a child first after birth. E. nāma, and karaṇa making.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nāmakaraṇa (नामकरण).—[masculine] nominal suffix; [neuter] = seq.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Nāmakaraṇa (नामकरण) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[dharma] Bik. 424. Oppert. Ii, 6913.
2) Nāmakaraṇa (नामकरण):—[dharma] Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 42.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Nāmakaraṇa (नामकरण):—[=nāma-karaṇa] m. a nominal suffix, [Nirukta, by Yāska]
2) [v.s. ...] n. the calling of a person ([genitive case]) by the name of (nāmnā), [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]
3) [v.s. ...] the ceremony of naming a child after birth, [Kauśika-sūtra] etc., [Religious Thought and Life in India 370]
4) [v.s. ...] (raṇaṃ √kṛ, to perform this c°), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
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