Samskara, the boy is made ready for learning the Vedas. As a mark, he is given the sacred
thread to wear.
The mantra taught to him on this occasion is called Gayatri. It is the essence of all the
Vedas. The Guru teaches him this mantra.
Rishi Viswamitra envisioned this mantra. It is prayer to God to give great intellectual
By repeating this mantra morning, noon and evening, the boy’s memory power greatly
After the Upanayana the boy stayed in olden days with the Guru for several years and
learnt the Vedas.
The next important Samskara is marriage. It is called Vivaha. This word means carrying the
responsibility of running a family.
The object of
marriage in India is to perform dharma and serve both society and our ancestors.