[Advaita-l] Upanayana

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Sat Jan 31 13:56:26 CST 2015

On Sat, 31 Jan 2015, Jaldhar H. Vyas via Advaita-l wrote:

> "A Brahmana should receive upanayana at 8 years.  Or eight from 
> conception.[1] [Then after giving the ages for Kshatriyas and Vaishyas] Or 
> for all[2] whenever it is auspicious."

One more thing I forgot to add.  Shastras also say that if one desires his 
son to have brahmavarchas he should give upanayana at five years old.

It should be noted that Swami Vidushekhar Bharati in his purvashrama 
received upanayana at that age.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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