Questions tagged [yagnopavitam]

The sacred thread worn by some Hindus. Called yajñopavītam (यज्ञोपवीतम्) in Sanskrit, it the symbolizes the ability of the wearer to perform Sandhyavandanam and recite the Gayatri Mantra.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
0answers
44 views

Why does Lord Vishnu also wear Yajnopaveeta in temples?

Yajnopaveeta should be worn for doing vedic rituals. Why is it that Lord Vishnu is also adorned with yajnopaveeta in temples?
1
vote
0answers
47 views

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?
6
votes
1answer
276 views

What is the position of Women in the Vedic era?

Since there are lot of difference of opinion and lack of clarity regarding women and its status in hinduism, especially in the Vedas. There is a lack of clarity with respect to the important things ...
1
vote
1answer
78 views

Among castes eligible to wear yagnopavitam, do different castes/sub-castes wear different kinds of Yagyopavitam?

Do scriptures prescribe how the yagynpavitam should be made (number of threads, knots etc.)?
7
votes
1answer
471 views

On what occasions can sacred thread be worn around the neck like garland?

Sacred thread or Yagnobaveetha usually worn over the left shoulder and under the right arms, but on some special occasions, it can/ should be worn around the neck like a garland(Niviti position).
6
votes
0answers
306 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
545 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
374 views

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?
5
votes
1answer
93 views

Can the Yajnopavitam be ever removed after once the person has initiated?

I have heard that the yajnopavitam cannot be removed ever after once initiated. However, I have also heard Ramakrishna Paramahamsa removed his own one countless times. What do the scriptures say about ...
1
vote
1answer
492 views

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?
6
votes
2answers
788 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
87 views

regarding some questions on upanayana

In the uponayana ceremony, the boys should take 3 steps. Why the boys are stopped at 2.5 steps to remains at home? Is that mean we are not following the actual procedure?
6
votes
1answer
6k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
119 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
299 views

Is it bad to undergo Upanayana ceremony for the first time?

Is doing upanayana for the first time a curse? What if a Hindu person wants to undergo yagnopavitam ceremony for very first time? I have heard many sansthans have started doing sarvajanik ...
2
votes
2answers
151 views

Do i need to regret for my bad deeds or sins before undergoing Upanayana?

I am desirous to undergo upanayana ceremony in one of the sanathana dharma sanstha.. So I don't know at all that any body underwent Upanayan in our caste. Before I undergo such ceremony, do I need any ...
2
votes
1answer
972 views

Why don't Sudras wear a sacred thread?

According to caste-system based on Manu-smriti, only the first three categories i.e., Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas are allowed to wears the sacred thread. Why are Sudras not entitled to wear the ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

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?
4
votes
0answers
322 views

How many Gayatri Chalisa/Mantra Janevdhari Brahman has to do?

I heard that After taking Janev Brahman has to do some number of Gayatri Mantra to praise Mother Gayatri in lifetime. It is curse due to Janev. Is it so? If yes, how many Gayatri Mantra malas brahman ...
8
votes
3answers
5k views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
267 views

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 ...
12
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
11
votes
3answers
819 views

What scripture does the sacred thread mantra come from?

If you're a brahmin, you're probably familiar with the following mantra (see page 2): Yajnopavitam, paramam pavitram Prajapatim yatsahajam purastath | Ayushyam agriyam pratimunja subhram ...
24
votes
4answers
28k views

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 (...