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Upanayanaṃ Saṃskāra is considered as the most important ritual in a traditional family. Because according to the tradition getting married and giving birth to a baby is a social duty towards our ancestors. It is told that a person takes birth along with three duties/ obligations towards our ancestors, our teachers<ref>Ṛṣi, Generally compiler of traditional works.</ref>, and our gods. These are fulfilled by giving birth to the next generation, making them well versed in the traditional studies and performing rituals according to Dharma śāstraṃ. In a broader sense, every individual is supposed to find his own goal of his life by fulfilling these duties. In this context, Upanayanaṃ is a ritualistic instrument which is used to fulfill parents duties towards their ancestors and students duties towards teachers. Not mere giving birth to another living being is important, but guiding him well making a good citizen out of him is very important. Upanayanaṃ plays a vital role in shaping his mind toward realization.   
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Upanayanaṃ as a Saṃskāra is considered as the most important ritual in a traditional family. It is the ritual which is meant to change the perception towards life. It starts a new routine, which is meant to imbibe Anuṣṭhānaṃ/ an action done for inner purification, Obedience towards teacher and Learning. This Saṃskāra can also be seen as taking dīkṣā/action which reminds the goal until it is achieved. 
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In the tradition, it is understood that a person takes birth along with three duties/ obligations towards our ancestors, our teachers<ref>Ṛṣi, Generally compiler of traditional works.</ref>, and our gods. These are fulfilled by giving birth to the next generation, making them well versed in the traditional studies and performing rituals according to Dharma śāstraṃ respectively. In a broader sense, every individual is supposed to find his own goal of his life by fulfilling these duties. In this context, Upanayanaṃ is a ritualistic instrument which is used to fulfil parents duties towards their ancestors and students duties towards teachers. Upanayanaṃ plays a vital role in shaping his mind toward realization.   
  
The term 'Upanayanaṃ' is derived from the root verb 'Niiñ- Prāpaṇē', which generally means 'to send'. Here the prefix 'upa' is added by which it derives the meaning 'Going near to'.
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The term 'Upanayanaṃ' is derived from the root verb 'Niiñ- Prāpaṇē', which generally means 'to send'. Here the prefix 'upa' is added by which it derives the meaning 'Going near to'. Whom does he go near to, He is going to start learning 'tradition' from his teacher. So going near to the teacher is 'Upanayanaṃ'.

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Saṃskāra- Upanayanaṃ

Jāyamānō ha vai, tribhir ṛṇaiḥ ṛṇvān jāyatē

Upanayanaṃ as a Saṃskāra is considered as the most important ritual in a traditional family. It is the ritual which is meant to change the perception towards life. It starts a new routine, which is meant to imbibe Anuṣṭhānaṃ/ an action done for inner purification, Obedience towards teacher and Learning. This Saṃskāra can also be seen as taking dīkṣā/action which reminds the goal until it is achieved. In the tradition, it is understood that a person takes birth along with three duties/ obligations towards our ancestors, our teachers[1], and our gods. These are fulfilled by giving birth to the next generation, making them well versed in the traditional studies and performing rituals according to Dharma śāstraṃ respectively. In a broader sense, every individual is supposed to find his own goal of his life by fulfilling these duties. In this context, Upanayanaṃ is a ritualistic instrument which is used to fulfil parents duties towards their ancestors and students duties towards teachers. Upanayanaṃ plays a vital role in shaping his mind toward realization.

The term 'Upanayanaṃ' is derived from the root verb 'Niiñ- Prāpaṇē', which generally means 'to send'. Here the prefix 'upa' is added by which it derives the meaning 'Going near to'. Whom does he go near to, He is going to start learning 'tradition' from his teacher. So going near to the teacher is 'Upanayanaṃ'.
  1. Ṛṣi, Generally compiler of traditional works.