Wearing Janeu is an important ritual in the Sanatan tradition. The three-thread thread or ‘Yagnopaveet’ has three threads symbolizing Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. To know the rules, method and mantra of wearing Janeu, definitely read this article.
Religious importance and method of wearing Janeu
In the 16 sacraments of Sanatan tradition, the ‘Upanayana’ ceremony is of great importance. This rite is usually performed for children below the age of 10 years. Under this, he wears a Yagyopaveet with three sacred threads made of cotton. The person wearing Yagyopaveet or janeu has to follow many rules. For example, if the thread becomes impure by mistake, then it has to be removed immediately and put on another new thread. Once the sacrificial ceremony is performed, one has to wear the thread for life. Every Sanatani Hindu can wear it. Yagyopaveet of any child should be done only when he becomes able to follow its rules. Let us know in detail the religious and scientific rules of Yagyopaveet.
Spiritual importance of wearing Janeu
A person wearing a thread with three threads has to observe celibacy for life. The three threads of the thread are considered to be the symbol of Devarun, Pitruruna and Rishiruna. It is also considered a symbol of Sattva, Raja and Tama and the three Ashrams. For a married person or a householder, there is a thread with six threads. Out of these six threads, three threads are considered for the self and three for the wife. In Hinduism, it is necessary to wear a janeu before doing any religious or auspicious work etc. There is no marriage ceremony of any Hindu person without Janeu.
rule of wearing thread
Yagyopaveet should always be worn on the right waist from the left shoulder and it should be offered on the right ear at the time of excretion of stool and urine and should be taken down from the ear only after cleaning the hands. The purpose behind this rule of Yagyopaveet is that at the time of immersion of excreta and urine, the Yagyopaveet should be elevated above the waist and should not be impure. There is a tradition of changing the Yagyopaveet at the time of one’s birth or death in the house after applying the sutak. Some people tie keys etc. in Yagyopaveet. To maintain the sanctity and dignity of Yagyopaveet, one should never forget to do this.
Mantra to wear Janeu
Om yajnopaveetam paramam pavitam, prajapatayertsajam purastat.
आयुष्यमग्र्यं प्रतिमुञ्च शुभ्रं, यज्ञोपवीतं बलमस्तु तेजः ।।
janeu unloading mantra
Etavaddin paryantam brahma tvam dharitam maya.
Gachha sutra as sukham.
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(The information given here is based on religious beliefs and folk beliefs, there is no scientific evidence for this. It has been presented here keeping in mind the general interest.)