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What is the significance of the janeva (sacred thread)?

In Hinduism, all male brahmins are required to go through an initiation called thread ceremony (upanayanam or yagnopachhedan) in which their heads are shaved before they are given the sacred thread (...
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Which Kshatriya and Vaishya communities continue to wear the Yajnopavitam today?

We know from the Manusmriti that the first three Varnas (Brahmanas, Kshatriyas, and Vaishyas) are obligated to wear the Yajnopavitam. Nowadays, it seems only Brahmins wear the thread and so it's ...
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What daily routines should be followed in a Hindu's life?

There are many rituals and practices in everyday life of Hindus. There will be slight variations according to the regions. Even though there are some common practices to be followed by everyone. What ...
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Is Lord Vishnu a Brahmin?

I once saw an image of Lord Vishnu wearing a sacred thread which Brahmin's wear on their body. Does this mean that Lord Vishnu is a Brahmin?
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Was Krishna's father Vasudeva a Brahmin? [duplicate]

I have seen a image that Lord Krishna's father Vasudeva was wearing a sacred thread. Was Vasudeva a Brahmin or non-Brahmin?
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Rules to be followed for wearing the Sacred thread / Janeu

What are the rules that one must observe to wear the Yagnopaveetham ? Would prefer if appropriate text is also quoted.
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What is the age limit of getting a yajnopavita for various castes?

What is the age limit as per the scriptures of getting a Yajnopavita for the various varnas?
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Why are men who don't wear yajñopavītam asked to wear one during certain rituals?

I've seen this practice where the archaka or priest asks the person doing certain rituals like the Śrāddha to temporarily wear a yajñopavītam or something similar (quickly made out of a towel), I ...
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In what circumstances Yagnopavita must be changed? [duplicate]

Janeu the sacred Yagyopavita thread is worn by any dwija who wishes to follow some set of rules. So, what are those rules and in which scripture they are described? In what circumstances a ...
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Do any scriptures mention which yoga asanas should be performed everyday?

Do Patanjali's yoga aphorisms or any other scriptures mention anything about which yoga asanas we should practice everyday?
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Is the practice of Gayatri Parivar allowing everyone to undergo Upanayana (Janaeu) ceremony adharmika?

It's a well-known fact about the Gayatri Parivar's stance on allowing everyone (including married women, non-Hindus, and Śhūdras, etc.) to undergo the sacred thread ceremony (Upanayana or Yagnopavita ...