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Invoking the Sun
Follow the Hindu Sun', a well-illustrated two-volume set on one of the most important ceremonies — upanayanam and the significance of the sacred thread has been authored by Soumya Aravind Sitaraman. Priced at Rs. 1,500, the volumes explain the ...
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 ...
Exclusive: Pejawar Swamiji revisits his past, envisions future
Udupi, Jan 22: Sri Vishweshateertha Swamiji, head of Pejawar Math here, who has re-written history by taking up his fifth term of Paryaya at the age of 85, is unique not only because of his age and the number of Paryayas officiated by him.
In This Episode
DR. SIVA SUBRAMANIAN: The event that we are talking about is Upanayanam, which means taking one to something or someone. This is a rite of passage in the young man's life, usually between 8 and 16 years of life.
Marriage catering business thrives despite falling veggie prices
Joint secretary of the association, P S G Krishna Iyer, reasons, "Small caterers, who solely depend on marriages or seemandam or upanayanam have a lot of limitations. They cannot hold or stock up on vegetables as they are perishable goods.

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