A Hindu Ceremony- Upanayanam

Upanayanam is a sacred thread ceremony meant for boys after they attain the age of 8. But sometimes, it is lingered and celebrated before the marriage.

It is the wearing of a sacred thread that is to be worn till his death. The person gets entitled to receive enlightened spiritual education and other privileges to perform sacred rituals only on wearing this thread that is called as “yajnopavita”. The thread is worn after purifying it through the chanting of mantras and performance of some rituals by his parents.

Sunday Get-together for spiritual enlightenment – some reflections

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In this post, I added some photographs of our Sunday spiritual/ meditational get-togethers started by our own community/ relatives. I have joined this since some weeks, and we plan to gather each Sunday at each one’s homes in rotation. These photos were taken on 05/07/2015 day time.

It’s a kind of one step towards living better by learning to meditate and indulge in spiritual knowledge.

During these gatherings, we start with worship and prayers to God reciting Vishnu sahasra namam ( a collection of hymns or slokas in Sanskrit language chanting 1008 names of God Vishnu) and some more hymns of God’s glory. Then we recite Hanuman Chalisa a prayer to “Hanuman” in 40 four liners. We believe that recitation of all these give strength and protection from evil forces and eternal bliss during life and afterlife also.

The old man adored with a shawl on his shoulders in the last photo (sixth image) is a great spiritual man aged 90 years who translated many works of saints from Sanskrit to our own language of Telugu.

Some devotional songs in classical music genre were also sung by the little girl in the 5th image.

These moments are being shared by me only for some sharing purpose to let you know about our culture.