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What is the significance of wearing the sacred thread? [duplicate]

I have heard that it activates certain nadis. Is it true? Is there any other reason?
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Why do women not wear Yagnopaveetham (Janeu or Poonal)?

In this question it is said that the three strands of the poonal signify the debts to parents, teachers and sages. If so, aren't these debts also meant for women? Why is it that women do not wear ...
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How do we clear our debts?

As stated in one of the answer here: There is a variation in the thread count of yajñopavītam. Bachelors wear a single thread, married men wear 2, and married men with children wear 3. Each thread ...
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Is Janeva (Yajñopavītam or sacred thread) limited to Brahmins only?

I heard a lot about the power of Janeva (Yajñopavītam or sacred thread), a small cloth string worn on the shoulders across the hands. When chatting with some Brahmins, I found them suggesting that it ...
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Why do some of the Hindu “Brahmins” wear a sacred thread?

I've seen my friends who are Brahmin(Hindu sub-caste) wearing a janoi (Gujarati for "sacred thread"). Also, when they go to the washroom, they wear that thread on their ears. Why do they wear that ...
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Conditions for changing sacred thread?

Yagnopavitam is worn by dwijas, it should be changed when it gets impure or during Upakarma, what gṛhya sūtrās or Dharma śāstrās discuss the situations or conditions under which we have to change the ...
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What is Janeu (Upnayan Sanskar)? What is the importance of it? [closed]

We believe that every religious tradition behind a scientific reason. What is the scientific reason behind this? Why people of some caste wear it? I have asked some my Brahmin friends, they told me ...
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Since when Sai got added to Hindu Dharma

During my childhood 1980s-90s SaiBaba was not very popular in north india. Gradually(1990s) I saw people started praying or putting his photographs. Also, initially the Van with Sai Baba posters used ...
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Why have six threads after marriage in Yagnopaveetham (Poonal or Janeu)?

As a follow-up to this question, why does the number of threads in Yagnopaveetham increase to six after marriage? Does it also increase with each child born? Are these guidelines present in our ...
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Color of Yagnopvaita (Janeu)

Yagnopavitam or Janeu is generally worn as a white cotton thread amongst brahmins, but some people wear yellow-colored thread (by applying turmeric). I have following questions What is the correct ...
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Panchakacham purpose

Anybody knows the reason behind why brahmans or few other community people wear panchakacham. I am looking for a spritual or a scientific reason than quoting, its easy to do pooja etc. What is also ...
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What is the importance of knot in sacred thread ceremony?

The sacred thread (Janeva or Yajñopavītam) consists of three cords which are tied together by a knot called Brahma-granthi. What is the importance of this knot?
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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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What is meaning of wearing yagopavita and its disposal techniques

I was initiated with yagopavita 2 years back, I was told it was required for performing rituals and to study the scriptures. Now I had(and still) have 2 questions in my mind - What is meaning ...