Saturday, June 30, 2012

UPANAYANA - ANUROOP

Upanayana (lit. "leading closer" to the Brahma) is a version of the sacred thread ceremony where the concept of Brahman is introduced to a young boy. Traditionally, the ceremony was performed to mark the point at which boys began their formal education. The ceremony is performed when the boy is seven years old (Gharbheshu ashtame varshe) in the Brahmin varna, at least 13 years in the Kshatriya varna. The youngster is taught during the ceremony the secret of life through Brahmopadesam (revealing the nature of Brahman, the Ultimate Reality) or the Gayatri mantra. The child then becomes qualified for life as a student or Brahmachari
There was one such occasion where ANUROOP was ordained as Brahmachari in a ceremony at Vidyapeetha, Benagalooru on 29th June 2012. 
His parents Ananthkumar Tantry and Sadhya are family friends from Dubai days..... hence there were quite few friends from Dubai also.
Past and present friends from Dubai


We were there with Ramachandra Udupa and his family, wife Rajani, Ruchira and naughty Raghavendra...... 
It was also a social gatherings where friends and acquaintances meet...... some may not have met for a long time.... occasion to catch up...... and participate in the celebrations......

Shri Visvesha Teertha Swamiji of Shri Pejawar Mutt,Udupi, was there to bless the young Brahmachari.....


As usual there was grand lunch with many sweets...... tamboola...... after which it's time to say bye-bye..... and leave for home.........


Friday 29th June 2012

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