Wednesday, February 23, 2011

UPANAYANA - ARUNA

 

Arunachala....... son of Nalini brother Sathisha......
Event........... ....Upanayana or Brahmodesham.......
Venue..... .... ... Sri Puttige Mutt, Udupi
Date, Time....... Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011, 9.20am
Close relations arrive as early as 7 am with the performing priest (Purohit) and rituals begin......Ganapathi Pooje, Navagraha Pooje..... Chavala (hair cutting)...... bath..... breakfast......
Mother's parents with their relations arrive in a procession (Dibbana)..... and are welcomed.....
Boy is made to stand on a rice spread on the floor.......  covered with with a thin sheet of cloth..... Janivara is placed outside the cloth and the cloth removed...... boy attains the status of brahmachari...... 
then the other formalities of GAYATHRI MANTHROPADESHA........... giving gifts, presents...... and aarthi.... all these time, saxofone party playing music...... 
As an entertainment...... dance presentation by Supriya Bhat..... Vijaya's daughter..... for half hour.....
Grand lunch follows..... holige, laadu...... and a take away steel box with sweets......
back home by 2.30pm for a good siesta.....


1 comment:

  1. Arunachala looks very smart!! Be careful with the sweets and oily food!

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