Upanayanam (the sacred thread ceremony)

Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF) performed Upanayana or the sacred thread ceremony of its 12 Brahmachari’s (Vatus) and 3 Brahmacharinis of Sandeepany of Coimbatore.

Swami Paramatmananda Sarasvatiji of Chinmaya Mission, Nellor(AP) and Swami Sharadananda Sarasvatiji, Acharya (CIF) led the Upanayana ceremony of 12 Bramhacharis of Sandeepany of CIF and 3 Brahmacharinis from Sandeepany of Coimbatore. Swami Vivikthananda Sarasvatiji, Chinmaya Mission Regional Head, Kerala; Swami Advayanandaji , In-charge of CIF; Swami Gabheerananda Sarasvatiji, from Chinmaya Mission, Trichur and Swamini Sampratishtanandaji, Acharya, Chinmaya Mission, Coimbatore initiated Gayatri mantra to all Brahmacharis and Brahmacharinis.

Followed by the sacred thread initiation, Brahmacharis are supposed to study Vedas; learn and practice chanting of Vedic Mantras including Gayatri and Sandhyavandana which will make them achieve ‘Sadhana Catustaya’. After this qualification, they are supposed to reach a Guru, internalize the Vedanta taught by the Guru and take sanyasa..

Upanayana is the first initiation into the Brahmacharyashrama and is the Poorvãngam of student bachelor-hood.