New parents Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput haven't named their daughter because of THIS very common reason!

New parents Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput haven't named their daughter because of THIS very common reason!

Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput, who are ardent followers of the Radha Soami sect want their baby girl to be blessed by the head of Radha Saomi Satsang Beas

New parents Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput were in for a surprise when their bundle of joy arrived sooner than expected on August 27.

But this only led the new dad to be even more careful about his daughter's safety and he was seen holding her close to his heart, even as they exited the hospital to return to their home.

But unlike other celeb parents like Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh who named their baby just days after his birth, Shahid and Mira are yet to name their baby girl, and for this one simple reason.

Reportedly, the couple who are ardent followers of the Radha Soami sect want their baby girl to be blessed by Baba Gurinder Singh, head of Radha Saomi Satsang Beas. He will also help the in naming their daughter.

For this very purpose, the couple will reportedly travel with dad Pankaj Kapur, who will take them to Amritsar and then to Beas to meet Baba Gurinder.

A source close to the couple also said, "Both Shahid and Mira's families are staunch followers of the Radha Soami sect. So, it's natural that they want their daughter to be blessed by Guruji (Baba Gurinder Singh). And they'll also consult him for the name that's most suitable for her."

"Pankaj Kapur's current plan is to travel with his son and daughter-in-law, however it is still not known if any other family member would join them," added the source.

It seems that while most modern couples name their babies based on their personal liking of a name, this young couple is more traditional and prefer to go the desi way to name their baby.

This is perhaps a refreshing reminder of our cultural roots that includes a naamkaran ceremony for a newborn.

Continue reading to see how a naamkaran ceremony can be conducted in the simplest way.

If you have recently become new parents, just like Shahid and Mira, then a naamkaran ceremony is perhaps something you have been googling about.

And if so, let us tell you that it's no rocket science. In fact, it is a very simple ceremony that can be performed at the comfort of your own home.

Hindu naamkaran ceremony

  • Ideally, the naamkaran ceremony is held after 11 days of the birth, which is precisely what Shahid and Mira were perhaps waiting for. Their baby is now almost 12-days-old and this is the right time for them to name their bundle of joy.


  • The ceremony stars with chanting of pauranic matras as well as prayers to Lord Agni, the god of fire. It also includes prayers of the family's ancestors.
  • This pooja can be performed my the mother and the father. In case, the father is not available the child's grandfather or maternal uncle can also preside over
  • The pooja also includes the aahuti ceremony, wherein, rice grains are added to a bronze thali where the father would write the selected name on the thali. 
  • This name is also whispered into the ears of the baby repeating it four times.  
  • This ceremony is followed by the confinement period where the mother is give post-natal care.

While this ceremony maybe followed by most homes, it is not subject to the new parents to follow it to the tee.

Read: Beautiful Hindu baby names for 2016

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Written by

Deepshikha Punj

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