Samuhika Upanayanams – Sacred Thread Ceremony was performed in JIVA Campus on 21.4.2017. Udaka Santhi was performed on the previous evening to start the vedic process ritual. All the kids along with their parents sat in rows in the Divya Saketham auditorium and took sankalpam to start the vedic ritual. The whole auditorium resounded with the sacred Vedic chants recited by the pundits. About 225 kids from ages 5 and above came from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Northern states and Nepal to get the sacred Bhramhopadesam. HH Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji and HH Sri Ahobila Jeeyar Swamiji congratulated the children for getting bramhopadesam at such a pious time coinciding with Sri Ramanujacharya’s Sahasrabdi celebrations. Giving His message, HH stressed that everyone to follow the age old Vedic practices handed over by our ancestors since thousands of years. Women play a primary role in shaping the lives of children and men. HH strongly recommended women to ensure that the age old practices are respected and followed by all members at home. HH asked everyone to come in traditional dress the next morning to participate in the thread ceremony. The evening program concluded with prokshana by HH Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji.
The next day program started at 5:00 am with Vedic chants. It was a wonderful sight to watch the young ones with tonsured heads, draped in yellow clothes sitting before the sacred fire along with their parents on either side and doing their first Fire sacrifice. After bramhopadesam by Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji, the vatus – bramhacharis, took samasrayanams from HH Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji in Sri Ranganattha temple premesis in Divya Saketham. The program concluded with mahaprasadam.
Why is the same festival celebrated on multiple dates? – Vedic Calendar Designers Meeting held at JIVA