What is the penance for a Brahmana who will get his Yagnopaveeta Samskara done after the prescribed time?
I am actually not getting it done too late, like I am not getting in my late 20s or early 30s. I will still be a teenager, but I will be older than the prescribed age limit of 16 years for Brahmanas. (Apastamba Dharmasutra, Prasna 1)
I heard about Vratyastoma, but nowadays it is expensive and impossible. It is not my parents fault either, unexplainable circumstances happened, and there was practically no way I could have got it done. But I want to do the required and prescribed Prayaschitta.
But I don't really have a clue on what the Prayaschitta is, but I did find this:
Failure to be Initiated: If his time for initiation has lapsed, a man should live observing the rules of a student of the three Vedas for one season (ideally 2-3 months) and then undergo initiation. For a year thereafter he should take a daily bath, after which time he may receive vedic instruction.
(Apastamba Dharmasutra, Prasna 1)
(If you are wondering why I am quoting Apastamba, basically the Apastamba Dharmasutra, is the Dharmasutra prescribed to my ancestral Shakha.)
Now I must admit that I am no sanskrit scholar, I found this from Patrick Olivelle's Translation of the Dharmasutras of Apastamba, Gautama, Baudhayana and Vasishta. I am generally suspicious of western scholars, but this was my only source of information.
I don't really understand what the rules of a student of the three vedas are. I am guessing it must be Brahmacharya rules.
Thanks in advance.