Re: UPANAYANAM - what is it?
Subject: Re: UPANAYANAM - what is it?
From: email@example.com (Srinivas Sista)
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 1994 02:15:40 GMT
Organization: Purdue University Engineering Computer Network
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> Jaldhar Vyas <email@example.com> writes:
>In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com <Boddu N.
>: I was just wondering if someone could post the exact significance
>: of upanaynam (thread ceremony).
>The Upanayana sanskara is the second birth of a Brahmana. (Which is why
>we are called dwija or twice-born.) After this ceremony, a boy is ready
>to begin study of the Vedas.
Upa-nayanam sounds like `auxillary eye'. Any connections to the third
eye or the mystic eye? Could it be the procedure meant to open it?