Sacred Thread Ceremony

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  • Sacred Thread Ceremony
    • 2. The priest sets a date using the stars
  • 1. Ages 8-16 entering the student stage for boys in the top 3 castes
    • Sacred Thread Ceremony
      • 2. The priest sets a date using the stars
  • 3. Head is shaved apart from a tuft of hair
    • 4. Has dinner with mother and then she goes.
      • 5. The father faces east, the boy faces west with a sheet between them. Bhajan's (Hymns) are sung
        • 6. Offerings are made to the fire to get rid of ignorance, gain wisdom and gain a long life
          • 7. From the left shoulder to right hip,3 strands are placed: Knowledge from teachers(self), Look after parents&respect elders(family), Duty towards (community)
            • 8. The threads are replaced every september on ganeshas birthday.
              • 9. 3 vows of celibacy
                • Given a staff, joins guru

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        Miss KHP

        Good AQA source. Easy to follow by the use of numbers, well done! 

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