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After Brahmopadesham, what all things someone becomes eligible to perform?

Upanayana and Brahmopadesham , both are same right? After Brahmopadesham, one gets initiated into Gayatri Mantra, He becomes eligible to chant Gayatri Mantra, and perform Sandhyavandana.. .. I came ...
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Will there be any consequence to exceeding age 24 for Upanayana? [duplicate]

Apastamba Gryha Sutra, in verse 1.1.1.27, places a maximum age limit of 24 for the Upanayana ceremony. If anyone exceeds this age for the ceremony, will there be any negative consequence?
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Can someone do Upanayan ritual later in life say post 25 years of age?

Heard some priests saying 8 to 16 years for Brahmins, till 22 for Kshatriya and 24 for vaishya, is the limit for upananya. But what if someone does after that or priest says no he won't do it as the ...
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What is the reason behind men/women tying a waist band?

I have seen many men wearing a waist band or thread around their waist, red or black color. It's called Karbuta in Marathi. Is there any significance behind wearing it?
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Did Lopamudra ever receive Upanayana?

Lopamudra was a female Rishi who revealed Vedic mantras and did lots of Tapas, as per Mahabharata: And obtaining her as wife, Agastya addressed Lopamudra, saying, 'Cast thou away these costly ...
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What are the duties of Dvija-Bandhus?

According to the book "Hindu Dharma" by Sri Sri Chandrashekarendra Saraswati: If the Gayatri has not been chanted for three generations in the family of a Brahmin, its members lose caste (they ...
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What is the difference in the rituals per varna post upanayanam?

I know that the upanayanam is performed by the first 3 varna and only they are allowed to wear the thread. Even the threads are of different material cotton, hemp and wool. Presumably the rituals that ...
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Significance of five shikhas (tuft) during upanayanam

Most of traditional brahmins have a Shikha (long tuft in english) at back of their head. Shikha is believed to posses great power and so it is touched to establish a power source inside it during ...