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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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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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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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Can we go back to our own varna dharma?

If our Brahmin or Kshatriya ancestors did not perform Upanayana Samskara and have not followed their dharma can we still have rights to get Upanayana Samskara for ourselves and our children? If no, ...
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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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Does narasimha kavacham require upanayanam?

Is it true that some stotras from puranas require upanayana?
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Upanayanam Ritual

As as child I underwent the Upanayan / Janayu ritual at 14/15 years of age in the Shree Jagannath Mandir adjecent places by some Panda ji in Puri dhaam. The ceremony was not done exactly according to ...
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How did people lose or gain āshramic adhikāras?

Not everyone has to go through all the 4 stages – Brahmacharya, Grihastha, Vanaprastha and Parivrajaka. A Shudra can only lead the 2nd phase (Grihastha) and is not entitled for the other three phases ...
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Can yagnopaveet worn on hand temporarily?

Yagnopaveet or sacred thread should never be removed from the body, but can it be temporarily worn on hand for purposes like medical checkup, swimming, or photoshoots for the time being like an hour ...
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Upanayanam Ritual information

Upanayanam ritual Upanayanam ritual Gayatri Mantra I would like to know the following information and inputs from your end. 1 In case of those children who have lost their fathers before 8 years, who ...
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When does a man become-Dwija(twice-born) , when he undegoes Upnayan or when he complete his Vedic studies?

In past men (possibly of three varnas) would undergo Upnayan and then would start the study of Vedas. Now at what point does the man becomes dwija- when he undergoes upanyan and start to wear the ...
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Is upanayana must to learn vedic suktas?

Is upanayana ceremony needed or is it must to learn Sri rudram, purusha and Sri suktams.im asking this question especially from the perspective of tantra as there are certain Tantric procedures mixed ...
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Are the changes of Upanyanam regarding age actually recorded?

So, many people argue the age of Rama and Sita are older since both got their Upanyanam and were Dvijas? I am wondering if going through studentship actually changes the age as some people mentioned ...
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