Upanayanam Print E-mail

A detailed series of life-cycle rituals (samskara, or refinements) mark major transitions in the life of an individual. Orthodox Hindu families may invite Brahman priests to their homes to officiate at these rituals, complete with sacred fire and recitations of mantras. Upanayanam is one of them. Brahmins, Kshatriyas and Vaisyas wear Yagnopavetham or the sacred thread. Wearing the sacred thread is a very holy and sacred ceremony.

Upanayanam

 

Item

Quantity

Turmeric powder

1 Packet

Kumkum

1 Packet

Sandalwood powder/tablets/paste

1 Packet

Agarbatthi

1 Packet

Camphor

1 Packet

Betel leaves

15

Betel Nuts

1 Small Packet

Cardamom

1 Small Packet

Flowers

2 Bouquets

Banana

12

5 Variety of fruits

(2 or 5) Each

Coconuts

5

Rice

10 pounds

Ghee

1 Pound

Scissors

1

Sweets

As per tradition

Dhothi (Veshti)

2

Towel (Thundu)

2

Dry coconut

2

Fire wood chips

1 Packet

Aluminum baking trays (medium size)

2

Deepam (Lamps)

1

Oil

1 Bottle

Match box

1

Cotton wick (small packet)

1 Packet

Paper towels

1 Roll

Trays for fruits and flowers

5

Havan samagri

1 Packet

Quarters

40 Coins

Naivedyam (prasadam)

Rava kesari, and/or jaggery Pongal

Rock candy or dry fruits or sweets

1 packet

Garlands

2

New Dress

For the Boy

New Vessel for Biksha

1

Yajnopavitham

Gold and Silver, if Possible.

 
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