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Significance of Punyaha Vachanam and Namakaranam

Punyaha Vachanam And Namakaranam are the cleansing ceremony and the naming ceremony respectively.

Details

Punyaha Vachanam At Temple: $75
Punyaha Vachanam At Home (within city) : $101
Punyaha Vachanam At Home (outside city): $201
Namakaranam At Temple: $75
Namakaranam At Home (within city) : $101
Namakaranam At Home (outside city): $201
Payments can be made through check

Puja Items

The following puja items are to be made ready by the devotee when the Puja is to be conducted at their residence.
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S.No. Item Quantity
1 Turmeric Powder 1 packet
2 KumKum Powder 1 packet
3 Sandalwood powder/tablets/paste 1 packet
4 Agarbathi 1 packet
5 Camphor 1 packet
6 Beetle leaves and nuts 15 each
7 Flowers 2 bouquets
8 Banana 12
9 5 variety of fruits 4 each
10 Coconuts 5
11 Rice 4 pounds
12 Kalasa Vasthram 9 x 5 dhoti or 4 yards cloth, red or green 1
13 Ghee 1 Teaspoon
14 Honey 1 Teaspoon
15 Curd (keep this separately) 1 Teaspoon
16 Rice Paddy 1 Pound
17 Dates (kajur) 1 packet
18 Coins (quarters) 20
19 Naivedyam (Prasadam) Rava Kesari (Kesari Bath) or Payasam (Kheer) or Jaggery Pongal
20 Sugar Candy 1 packet
21 New Vasthra/dress 1
22 Raisins 1 packet
23 Cashews 1 packet
24 Almonds 1 packet
25 Saffron 1 packet
26 Cloves 1 packet
27 Pachha Kalpooram (green camphor or edible camphor) 1 packet
28 Lamps (dheepam) 2
29 Oil
30 Match Box 1 packet
31 Cotton wick 1 small packet
32 Khalasa (kalasamor kumbha) - silver, copper or brass 1
33 Paper towels 1 roll
34 Paper plates 5
35 Kattori (stainless steel cups or silver cups or paper cups) 5
36 Plates or trays 4
37 Steel tumbler 4
38 Steel Spoon 4
39 Puja Bell 1