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From: V. Sadagopan (75041.3037_at_compuserve.com)
Date: Sat Nov 04 1995 - 12:31:18 PST
Dear Shakthi: Upanayanam is one of the most important of the 40 Samskaras prescribed by Shastras for a Hindu. I recently wrote an article for the Magazine called "Tattvaloka", published every two months by the Sringeri Sarada Peetam"s Acharya: Swami Bharathi Teertha Swami, the 36Th occupant of the Peetam established by Adi Sankara at Sringeri. That has a coverage on all the Samskaras for Hindus .There are Special articles there on Upanayanam by others and its significance for all Hindus . You may wish to get a copy of this issue from the Editor of this journal, who currently resides in Edison, NJ.I will be happy to send you his address. Otherwise, I can Copy my article and send it to you.The issue has 96 pages. The mantras of Sandhya Vandanam are from the Vedas and are beautiful and they become relevant after the Upanayanam ceremony is completed. Brahmopadesam takes place during the Upanayanam and makes the Brahmachari eligible to pursue his Vedic Studies. V.Sadagopan --------- Forwarded Message ---------- From: INTERNET:Shakthi@aol.com, INTERNET:Shakthi@aol.com TO: (unknown), INTERNET:PRAPATTI@SRIRANGAM.ESD.SGI.COM DATE: 11/4/95 2:13 PM RE: upanayanam Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Received: from sgigate.sgi.com by arl-img-1.compuserve.com (8.6.10/5.950515) id OAA01317; Sat, 4 Nov 1995 14:08:03 -0500 From: <Shakthi@aol.com> Received: from sgihub.corp.sgi.com by sgigate.sgi.com via ESMTP (950911.SGI.8.6.12.PATCH825/940406.SGI) id LAA00764; Sat, 4 Nov 1995 11:05:18 -0800 Received: from srirangam.esd.sgi.com by sgihub.corp.sgi.com via ESMTP (950511.SGI.8.6.12.PATCH526/911001.SGI) id LAA08434; Sat, 4 Nov 1995 11:05:17 -0800 Received: from ares.esd.sgi.com by srirangam.esd.sgi.com via ESMTP (940816.SGI.8.6.9/940406.SGI.AUTO) for <email@example.com> id LAA23671; Sat, 4 Nov 1995 11:05:05 -0800 Received: from sgi.sgi.com by ares.esd.sgi.com via ESMTP (940816.SGI.8.6.9/950213.SGI.AUTOCF) for <firstname.lastname@example.org> id LAA29703; Sat, 4 Nov 1995 11:05:02 -0800 Received: from emout05.mail.aol.com by sgi.sgi.com via ESMTP (950405.SGI.8.6.12/910110.SGI) for <email@example.com> id LAA22582; Sat, 4 Nov 1995 11:05:00 -0800 Received: by emout05.mail.aol.com (8.6.12/8.6.12) id OAA02498 for firstname.lastname@example.org; Sat, 4 Nov 1995 14:04:59 -0500 Date: Sat, 4 Nov 1995 14:04:59 -0500 Message-ID: <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: upanayanam I would like to know the significance of upanayanam. i am told by my parents that we should do the upanayam for our boys even if they dont belive in this we should do our' Duty' as parents .i dont understand this.Also why does one has to have upanayam just before getting married if that person does not believe in upanayanam or sandhyavandana m in the first place?