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As the main purpose of upanayanaṃ is to make the pupil knowledgable and wise by following an idealistic routine in a gurukulaṃ. Choosing a good teacher for his traditional training is very essential. If the teacher is ignorant, he might not make a scholar out of his student. Almost every gṛhyasūtraṃ suggested some qualities of the idealistic teacher.     
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The teacher who is going to perform upanayanaṃ is expected to have a profound belief on the concepts taught in the Vedic tradition.
 
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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'.

Choosing an Ācārya/ Teacher

Tamasō vā eṣa tamaḥ praviśati, yamavidvānupanayatē[2]

As the main purpose of upanayanaṃ is to make the pupil knowledgable and wise by following an idealistic routine in a gurukulaṃ. Choosing a good teacher for his traditional training is very essential. If the teacher is ignorant, he might not make a scholar out of his student. Almost every gṛhyasūtraṃ suggested some qualities of the idealistic teacher.

  • Characteristics of a teacher
Vēdaikaniṣṭaṃ dharmajñaṃ kulīnaṃ śrōtriyaṃ śuciṃ| Svaśākhāyāṃ anālasyaṃ vipraṃ kartāraṃ īpsitaṃ||[3]

The teacher who is going to perform upanayanaṃ is expected to have a profound belief on the concepts taught in the Vedic tradition.

Dīkṣā

  • Yaṇñōpavītaṃ
  • mauñjī
  • Daṇḍaḥ

Sāvitri Upadēśaḥ

  • Meaning

Brahmacāri vrataṃ

The gospel of Ācāraḥ

Why upanayanaṃ not required for others

  1. Ṛṣi, Generally compiler of traditional works.
  2. vīramitrōdayaṃ
  3. bhāratīya saṃskāramulu p:158