Upanayanam

Upanayanam
A detailed series of life-cycle rituals (samskara, or refinements) mark major transitions in the life of an individual. Orthodox Hindu families may invite Brahman priests to their homes to officiate at these rituals, complete with sacred fire and recitations of mantras. Upanayanam is one of them. Brahmins, Kshatriyas and Vaisyas wear Yagnopavetham or the sacred thread. Wearing the sacred thread is a very holy and sacred ceremony.

Upanayanam

 

ItemQuantity
Turmeric powder1 Packet
Kumkum1 Packet
Sandalwood powder/tablets/paste1 Packet
Agarbatthi1 Packet
Camphor1 Packet
Betel leaves15
Betel Nuts1 Small Packet
Cardamom1 Small Packet
Flowers2 Bouquets
Banana12
5 Variety of fruits(2 or 5) Each
Coconuts5
Rice10 pounds
Ghee1 Pound
Scissors1
SweetsAs per tradition
Dhothi (Veshti)2
Towel (Thundu)2
Dry coconut2
Fire wood chips1 Packet
Aluminum baking trays (medium size)2
Deepam (Lamps)1
Oil1 Bottle
Match box1
Cotton wick (small packet)1 Packet
Paper towels1 Roll
Trays for fruits and flowers5
Havan samagri1 Packet
Quarters40 Coins
Naivedyam (prasadam)Rava kesari, and/or jaggery Pongal
Rock candy or dry fruits or sweets1 packet
Garlands2
New DressFor the Boy
New Vessel for Biksha1
YajnopavithamGold and Silver, if Possible.