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Sandhyavandanam for those not initiated (without Upanayanam) using Puranas. It is possible?

Many statements (eg. ŚB 1.4.25) talk of how non-initiated persons (irrespective of caste) cannot follow Vedic procedures, and how for them to read and follow, the Puranas and itihasas were composed. A ...
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Which mantras (in metres other than Gayatri) are prescribed for the Sandhya of Non-Brahmins?

It is said that one must follow the mantra in Gayatri metre of the Upasya (generally main Gayatri), granted by the Guru. There’s a whole list of them in the Taittiriya shakha. There also seems to be a ...
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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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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 ...
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Why can't mother see son's Upanayana ceremony?

Recently in March 2020 month, we performed the Munj/Thread/Janeau/Upanayana ceremony of my 10 year old son. During the actual Muhurtam time ritual (which was at 9:52 am), my wife was not allowed to ...
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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 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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I'm a Bhumihar Brahmin(18),my father a Kaushik and mother a Bharadwaj by Gotra(Read the body)

I'm 18, as far as I know the Upanayana has to be done when the child is 8, I'm 18, is it too late for me to go through one? I'm a medical student as of now, and I come from an upper middle class ...
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Why is the Gayatri Mantra taken as the mother ,in Upanayana?

I have read in some answers that the Gayatri Mantra is taken as the Mother,and the Guru is the father,in Upanayana. Questions: 1)Why the Gayatri Mantra,and not another Mantra? 2)Why is the Gayatri ...