Sacred thread wearing ceremony- upanayana- Avani avittam – today Brahmins, shatriyas, vaishyas


In Hinduism, the ceremony is performed on boys of at least 7 years of age from the Brahmin varna, of at least 13 years from the Kshatriya varna , and of at least 17 years from the Vaishya varna . The youngster is taught during the ceremony the secret of life through Brahmopadesam (revealing the nature of Brahman, the Ultimate Reality) or the Gayatri mantra. The child then becomes qualified for life as a student or Brahmachari, as prescribed in the Manusmriti..rest…………….please go to the link

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