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Re: Re: [sv-rituals] Significance of sacred thread

From: Shuba (
Date: Fri Apr 19 2002 - 13:48:42 PDT

To add to what was already said, I was told that men wear 6 
threads starting on their wedding day because their wives, as 
women, cannot wear the sacred thread themselves, and therefore 
cannot perform associated karmas. It thus becomes the sacred 
duty of the husband to do the nityakarmas on his wife's behalf 
and he starts wearing 6 threads from that day forward....

A related question - Do men chant twice the number of Gayatris 
for instance, once they are married, because of the above 


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