Sacred Thread Ceremony

Gayatri Japa means let my Intellect be inspired by the Divine.

It is our intellect which blocks the vast Divinity from expressing itself fully in life. So, the prayer is, May the Divine inspire my intellect.

May the Supreme Energy manifest in my life and in my intellect."

– GURUDEV SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR
 

Upanayanam is one of the most important Samskārās in a person’s life. “Upa” means ‘close’ and “Nayana” means ‘to bring’. Upanayana means to bring closer to the Guru or Divine.Upanayana also called the ‘sacred thread ceremony’ is a ceremony performed to mark the point at which children began their formal education in the Vedic tradition.

What Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar says :

Gayatri Japa means – Let my intellect be inspired by the Divine. It is our intellect which blocks the vast Divinity from expressing itself fully in life. [pullquote]So, the prayer is,‘May the Divine inspire my intellect. May the Supreme Energy manifest in my life and in my intellect.’ [/pullquote] And in Upanayanam, they usually put a thread on you and the thread is to signify that you have a responsibility towards the knowledge, towards your parents and towards society. So it signifies carrying our responsibilities. 

What is Upnayanam?
Upanayana also called the 'sacred thread ceremony’ is a ceremony performed to mark the point at which children began their formal education in the Vedic tradition.
Significance
Upanayana is traditionally seen as getting a new birth in the spiritual world towards the higher knowledge of the Self. It is an initiation process to learning the sacred chants and mantras according to the Vedic tradition. Upanayanam ceremony is complete with the wearing of the Yajnopavitam (Sacred Thread) on the body.
Brahmopadesam
During Upanayana, the great Gayatri Mantra is imparted to the Brachmachari as it is considered as the greatest of all upadesams and is called “Brahmopadesam”. And in Upanayanam, they usually put a thread on you and the thread is to signify that you have a responsibility towards the knowledge, towards your parents and towards society. So it signifies carrying your responsibilities on the shoulders.
What is the System?
A young boy, before he goes to study, they make him realize that, 'You have the responsibility.’ And then the child studies and comes back. When you have finished all your responsibilities, in Sanyasa, then they remove the thread and throw it. If you are a recluse, then you don’t have the thread. This is a system that has been followed from a long

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Upanayanam that we conduct

We conduct upanayanam ceremonies in our Ashrams and other locations in India. Learn more details about it.

Samoohik Upanayam

Vaidic Dharma Sansthan presents Samoohik Upanayanam at the Art of Living International Ashram, Bangalore. It will be one week program. The first day will be initiation into the ceremony followed by 6 days practice of Sandhyaavandanam and Agnikarya.

Private Upanayanam

The Sacred Thread Ceremony signifies a young brahmin boy's formal entrance into the first stage of life as a student—a ritual telling him that he is now come to age to learn the holy Vedas. We help you to organize this event at your location or at ashram.

Other State Upanayanam

Vaidic Dharma Sansthan presents Samoohik Upanayanam at your state and place with the support of our Coordinators in each state. It will be one week program. The first day will be initiation into the ceremony followed by 6 days practice of Sandhyaavandanam and Agnikarya.