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Re: UPANAYANAM - what is it?

In article <2vi76d$rn7@ucunix.san.uc.edu> bnv@po.cwru.edu <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. 

-- Jaldhar

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