Monday, March 15, 2010

Vishvesh's Upanayanam - 5th March 2010

The 5th of March 2010 saw Vishvesh becoming a brahmachAri :-)

We conducted the Upanayanam function at Vidyabharathi Kalyana Mantapam, Mylapore, Chennai.

On 4th evening was the pUrvAngam function. Here are a couple of photos from the day's function:

(Vishruthi and Vishvesh)

On 5th morning:

kumAra bhOjanam:

Vishvesh being carried by his Mama: :-)

[My brother and sister-in-law (with their three-and-a-half yr old daughter) are seen in the picture.]

Wearing the sacred thread:

Vishvesh learning a few mantras:


[Standing: On the extreme right is my brother-in-law. To his right is my father-in-law wearing a white shirt and standing next to him is my mother-in-law wearing a dark brown 9-yards saree. Standing third from left is my mother wearing a light green saree.]

[Standing on the extreme left is my father,wearing a yellow kurta.]

The little brahmachAri obediently listening to the mantrAs:


Karthik said...

Congratulations to Vishvesh. Nice photos. He looks really young. Kanchi Maha periva always insisted that upanayanam should be done very young.

I am sure you will encourage him to do (trikAla) Sandhyavandanam and Samidhadanam, learning the mantras with proper swarams.

Maybe Vishvesh will like to read this: .

I have been meaning to put together a small article on the importance of Sandhyavandanam, but haven't found the time :(

Best wishes to Vishvesh, 'दीर्घायुष्मान् भव सौम्या'!

Anonymous said...

Hey Vishwesh,

Congratulations....if you get time, try getting details of Sandhyavandanam and Samidhadaanam in internet, learn about the same. I missed to do that ritually, atleast you do :)

All the best...


Sathej said...

Nice pics..


Gayathri Girish said...

@karthik and Sharma,

We are gradually planning to initiate Vishvesh into all the proper mantrAs and make him understand the meaningfulness of whatever prayers he chants.

He is only 7 :-).

He right now does the trikAla sandhyAvandanam and samitAdAnam in full earnest - hopefully he should do these with sustained interest and with the right kind of guidance :-)


riyer88 said...

Dear Mrs. Girish,

I am visiting your blog after a bit of time and had the chance of seeing the wonderful snaps from your son's Poonal.

My congratulations to your son and your family on this milestone event.

Best Regards.

Priya Ram said...

Hi Gayathri,

Nice snaps and best wishes to Vishvesh !!

Hapi said...

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Mahesh said...

Congrats and all the very best to Vishvesh.

I got mine at the same age as 7. One thing I vividly remember was that it was intimidating to learn Abivathaye on the same day and repeat it for what seems like thousands of times :)

SAI<=>MUSIC said...

hi gg mam!!

Been long time and its nice to see these pics:)

Its always nice to follow these traditions and see young people do that. So far I have managed to do these things:)

Hope things are good!


Veena said...

Gayathri, wonderful pictures, and congratulations again!