In many traditions like sankara dashanami they give up sacred thread while taking up sanyasa

But Sri vaishnavas sanyasins retain it

Some so called sanyasa upanishads talk of giving up the thread

Hence on what grouds do sri vaishnava sanyasins retain the threads?

What is the shAstra pramaanam for this?

  • just curious.. whether what is shAstra pramAnam for renouncing the sacred thread ? – mar Mar 3 '18 at 3:57
  • @ram the sacred thread gives adhikara for karma (vedic karmas such as agni karya, yagnya etc.) . Sanyasa is renunciation of karma. – user1195 Apr 4 '18 at 16:00
  • @moonstar, yes, sanyasa is renunciation of karma. but they still don't renounce karma of bathing, eating, sleeping etc. in fact, they work a lot to helping society rather than non-sanyasis. so the question is, which karma should and shouldn't be renounced, and whether there is pramanam for renouncing shikha & upaveetam. – mar Apr 4 '18 at 21:19
  • @ram i alrrady sais it us vedic karma.karma that is meant for accrual of punya is renounced. Papa karma is also renounced as should be even by a non sanyasi. Karma associated with each of the 16 sanskaras basically, is renounced, knowing that some childhood sanskaras are not repeated even for non sanyasins. Yes there is sastra pramaanam. This was explained and quoted by scholars during HH Sri Vidhusekhara Bharati Swami's sanyasa sweekara ceremony. I forget the details though. You may check if there are any videos oN YT – user1195 Apr 5 '18 at 3:43

According to Vedas and Azhwars, all jati dharmas are dEha sambhandam. So as long as one is in dEham the jAti dharmas remain.

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