Namakaran (Naming ceremony) is done to identify the child and to liberate the child from the sins generated from the ovum and the foetus, for longevity, for fulfilment of all material pursuits and to create love for God in it.
‘Darpan’ is one of the rituals in Deity’s worship in the temples wherein a mirror is shown to the Deity or sun rays are reflected from the mirror to the Deity. For this purpose, Kerala has a tradition of using characteristic mirrors made of metal.
The temple of Shri Kamakhya devi is situated 10 kilometres from Guwahati on the Nilachal mountain. The place where her yoni (genitals) fell is called ‘Kamakhya’. Kamakhya is renowned as the supreme seat of Tantra on the entire earth and is an important peeth amongst the 51 shaktipeethas.