Jaya Guru Datta !!!
Upanayanam (lit. “near-sight”), also called “sacred thread ceremony”, is commonly known for being a Hindu Sanskar, rite-of-passage ritual, where the concept of Brahman is introduced to a young boy. The youngster is taught during the ceremony the secret of life through Brahmopadesam (revealing the nature of Brahman, the Ultimate Reality) or the Gayatri mantra. The hallmark of having gone through the Upanayana ceremony is the wearing of the Yajñopavītam (Sacred Thread) on the body. Yajñopavītam has three threads (actually only one thread, folded three times and tied together) each consisting of three strands. These threads represent :-
Goddess Gayatri (Goddess of mind),
Goddess Saraswati (Goddess of word) and
Goddess Savitri (Goddess of deed).
Upanayanam makes the person receiving it a Dwija, a twice-born! The initiation was done by the Upadesam of the Gayathri manthram. The manthram is a universal prayer that can be used by men of all climes and creeds, for, it calls upon the Glorious Power that pervades the Sun and the three words to arouse, awaken and strengthen the Intelligence, so that it may lead to intense Sadhana and Sadhana may lead to success.
On 6 th May 2015 , With blessings of HH Sri Swamiji, SGSGBS Trust , Gandigunta and Sri Vaikhanasa Seva Sangham ,Vuyyuru Organized free “Samoohika Upanayanam” for Poor Brahmins, followed by Annadanam .