Upanayana

In Hinduism, Upanayana is the initiation ritual by which initiates are invested with a sacred thread, to symbolize the transference of spiritual knowledge. == Significance of the sacred thread == In Hinduism, the `sacred thread` (यज्ञोपवीतम् yajñopavītam or upavīta) is a thin, consecrated cord, composed of distinct cotto.....
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upanayana

Hindu ritual of initiation, restricted to the three upper varnas, or social classes; it marks the male child`s entrance upon the life of a student ... [6 related articles]
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Upanayana

In Hinduism, the tenth samskara, or ceremony to mark stages in the life of a Hindu. It is a religious ceremony undertaken by Hindu boys of the three highest castes. The ceremony usually takes place...
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Upanayana

In Hinduism, the tenth samskara, or ceremony to mark stages in the life of a Hindu. It is a religious ceremony undertaken by Hindu boys of the three highest castes. The ceremony usually takes place between the ages 7 and 11, indicating the entry into adulthood and the ability to deepen the individual's awareness of the duties they now embrace a...
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