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Upanayana (Sanskrit: उपनयन) literally means "the act of leading to or near". It is an important and widely discussed samskara in ancient Sanskrit text. The rite of ...

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Fire Yajna and Upanayana Procedure
Page 1. Fire Yajna and Upanayana Procedure. Compiled by Swami Bhakti Kanan Giri with assistance from Swami BV.
Vaidika Samskaras (contd..,) - SVBF
ferred season for the upanayana samskAra for the vaiSyas. In addition, platenary positions and other as- pects were also considered for the conduct of this ritual ...
The Transformation of the Monastic Ordination - Department of
The upanayana ritual is in many ways the most important Hindu rite of pas- ... into a rite of passage that is not only modelled on the upanayana, but also inte-.
Samsakaara of Upanayanam/YajnyoPaveetam/MekhalAa Rabinder
(in particular Vedas and the Mahabharata) supporting the Upanayana samskAra to women. It is not within the scope of this write up to give all of these. However ...
Hinduism 2 - Worship, community and family, sacred writings - OCR
2 a What is Upanayana? Responses might include: • Sacred Thread ceremony. • Samskara which marks the beginning of the brahmacharya ashrama.

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Brahmopadesh, mass feeding
For the second year in succession, the local Brahmana Sangharsh Samiti organised mass Brahmopadesh (upanayana) at Sri Lakshmi Venkatesh temple here on Sunday. Upanayana of eight boys were performed as per the rituals amid chanting of mantras ...
Ancient prejudice, modern inequality
Once the teacher has assessed the applicant's innate worth, he then translates his positive assessment into an upanayana (bestowal of the sacred thread on the boy's body), naming Satyakama a proper Brahmin and proceeding to educate him accordingly.
Samashti upanayanam
Brahmins Welfare Association, Triplicane, organises samashti upanayana mahotsavam on February 14 at Triplicane Fund Marriage Hall, Singarachari Street, Triplicane. The Association seeks financial assistance for the same. For details, contact Kanchi ...
Despite India's warning, Nepal adopts constitution; first statute in South
India believes that the Nepali political leaders didn't exercise the flexibility to bring on board all regions and sections of society.
Cocky and confused: Why Hardik, the newest Patel icon, disappoints
It is easy to miss Hardik Patel in a crowd. For a man who manages to mobilize lakhs of Patidars behind him at the click of his fingers, he is underwhelming in person.

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Upanayana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Upanayana is one of the traditional saṃskāras (rites of passage) that marked the acceptance of a student by a guru (teacher) and an individual's entrance to a ...
upanayana | Hindu ritual |
Feb 27, 2015 Upanayana, Hindu ritual of initiation, restricted to the three upper varnas, or social classes, that marks the male child's entrance upon the life of ...
Hindu Samskaras (Sacraments) : Upanayana, Threading Ceremony
In the life of a Hindu boy of belonging to Brãhmanas, Kshatriyãs, and Vysyãs, Upanayana marks the beginning of Brahmacharya Úrama which is set apart for  ...
Upanayana: The Sacred Thread - Essays
Upanayana: The Sacred Thread. It is Sunday morning at the Sri Venkateswara Hindu temple in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Today, Shridhar and Tejas will receive  ...
Upanayana from the Chapter "", in Hindu Dharma
The upanayana of a boy is performed when he is old enough to understand things and chant the mantras. During this ceremony he is asked to go begging for  ...

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