| The naming of a
child is one of the most fundamental Hindu "samskars"
or scripture based rites.
The name is selected
such that its meaning can inspire the child to follow the path of righteousness. The name
given to newborn babies are generally suggestive of divine qualities of the vedic deities.
A common practice among Hindus is to name their
children after the names of sages, saints, holy persons, deities, and the names of the
incarnation of God. It is believed that by repeatedly calling such names one is reminded
of the Lord
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