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The Upanayana Ceremony is a tradition among the Brahmins class. Also called, the scared thread ceremony, a sacred thread called Yagnopavitam is placed around the left shoulder of the boy. It is a holy function imbibing the child the powerful effect of Gayathri mantra.

Religious Significance of Upanayana Ceremony
  • In ancient times, Upanayana ceremony is performed for a boy or girl making him/her eligible to study the Vedas and the religious scriptures
  • It signifies the spiritual rebirth called “Dwija”
When can be the Upanayana Ceremony be performed?
  • One sacred thread contains 3 threads symbolizing Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. This ceremony is performed as per the Janma Nakshatra of the boy.
Advantages of Performing the Upanayana Ceremony
  • Negates all the ill effects of the planets to the boy/man
  • Makes the boy/man more attentive and focussed

Procedure for Upanayana:

  • Ganesha pooja
  • Punyaha vachanam
  • Maha Sankalpam
  • kalasha pooja
  • Udagashanti or the sacred bath
  •  Yagnopaveetam or janeu is then worn to him as per


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