Friday, December 07, 2007

janaioo and choti

How many people in fact gothrough the ceremony of janaioo orhave a choti which were prevalent and popular amongst the Hindus of the days yore; of course there is no harm indiscussing it and remembering it and that's where these part of our religion end.

Dear Group,
My quest is that the sacred thread is in symbol of
spiritual maturity, with duty bound to God and elders.
Action, word and thought should be pure. What if one
fails in this aspect, is it not futile to have the
thread as santity ?
No regrets,
Paul Ponniah.

Holy thread used during certain yagas, poojas are to sanctify the user only during that short period. If one can take a photo by Kerlion camara, the aura around him will be differant with holy thread and without thread. This holy thread is given after giving threetha saying Govindhaya Namaha, Kesavaya Namaha, Acthudaya Namaha. This temporarily purifies the person performing pooja.

--- Ashok Shukla wrote:

> Dear Devotees:
> Sacred Threads are invested and the ceremony is
> performed at the ages between 7 and 10. It is
> regarded as a spiritual birth for the child. The
> head is shaved which denotes all Vikarmas (bad
> karma) are gone. Three strands of cotton threads are
> hung diagonally over the left shoulder to the
> opposite hip. The cotton threads are tied with
> Brahma Granthi (spiritual knot) and are replaced
> every year. The three strands symbolize person's
> duties to God, Parents, and Guru; OR the three Gods
> - Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva; OR a reminder to
> control actions, speech, and thoughts. The person is
> now considered an Adult, so that at the ceremony the
> Guru teaches important prayers and rituals. Usually
> Gayatri mantra is taught which must be recited
> everyday of the year for life.
> Regards
> Ashok Shukla
> To: gita-talk@yahoogroups.comFrom:
> Sun, 2 Dec 2007
> 07:39:24 +0000Subject: Re: [gita-talk] Holy thread -
> What is it's significance ?
> The word sacred or holy itself reveals the meaning.
> The thread worn during certain yagnas or poojas
> keeps the person who wears it sacred during that
> period. The thread worn after pronouncing mantras
> cleanses the aura of that person temporarily during
> that period. Without such cleaning aura, the yagna
> becomes incomplete.
> dear devotees and sadhakas,
> Hinduism can be easily grasped and appreciate if we
> start questioning, inquiring and understanding all
> the symbols. It may be a good idea to list at least
> 10 symbols and discuss them in this group.
> Women too wear the sacred thread, even today.
> The thread signifies that you have taken second
> birth which is enlightenment on spiritual matters
> and you are moving Godwards.
> Every parent has the responsibility of educating
> their children on spiritual matters. What is going
> to be very valuable for life is not our big degrees
> but to get the training to :
> - face difficulties and threatening circumstances
> like loss of dear and near ones,
> - recoup oneself from failures and to grow withe the
> positive attitude
> - realise that you have the ALMIGHTY by your side
> and ready to listen to your command
> The list is endless.
> In the language of spiritually evolved man, the
> goals of pursuing spiritual life is to live in the
> presence of GOD.
> regards,
> sridharan pillai
> Isnt the holy thread restricted for non-brahmins?
> can they also wear it in their daily life?
> Nandakumar Selvaraj
> Sanatan Talapade
> wrote:
> || Om Namaha Shivaya ||In fact, wearing a holy
> thread is not a blind faith. It has a spiritual
> meaning. The sacred thread is first offered to the
> deity and then worn by the worshipper. Offering
> sacred thread means binding the expanse of the
> brilliance of deities in the rounds of the sacred
> thread and evoking It to function in duality. As the
> sacred thread is made of thread and is enriched with
> mantra-energy, the frequencies of sound emitted by
> it activate principle of God from the universe. This
> principle is attributeless. This then functions for
> the worshipper as per its spiritual emotion towards
> God through the medium of the ‘with attributes’
> frequencies. The sacred thread represents the
> silvery link between God(i.e. non duality) and the
> embodied soul (i.e.duality). Offering the sacred
> thread is an important process of interaction of
> duality-non duality. Wearing this sacred thread
> after the ritualistic worship endows the wearer with
> the Sattva predominant divine consciousness of the
> deity. Man is a mixture of Sattva, Raja and Tama
> attributes. But he required Sattva in more measure
> for doing a religious ritual and it is provided by
> the sacred thread. This is spiritual reason behind
> the sacred thread. If we understand the spiritual
> science behind any religious rite, we get more
> spiritual benefit from the rite, otherwise the rite
> becomes an exercise in futility.At Guru's Lotus
> Feet,SanatansuryaOn Sat, 17 Nov 2007 Arvind Tapkire
> wrote :>|| Sree ||>> We have to undertake a number
> of rituals in our quest for God, like worship,
> paying obeisance in temples, doing Aarti apart from
> a number of Sanskars right from one's birth to
> marriage. We are also required to wear a holy
> thread. My question is what is the spiritual or
> religious reason behind wearing of the holy thread.
> My main concern is that one should not do a ritual
> or anything for that matter without knowing the
> reason behind that. Otherwise it amounts to blind
> faith. Blind faith and superstitions should not
> have place in our spiritual practice. Else we cannot
> progress spiritually. Hence the above query.>>
> Gurucharani> a.d. tapkire


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