It is customary ritual and a holy rite to perform thread ceremony of the
male child in the Hindu families. It is necessary for a Hindu. The
significance of this thread ceremony is that Guru, father or mother can
give the Mantra especially 'Gayatri Mantra' to the child to remember and
recite only at this ceremony. The thread ceremony makes the child a duty
bound. It removes the fear from child makes him a soldier, a fighter to
face the trials and tribulations of the world to fight for Dharma and
righteousness. If the son's thread ceremony not performed, perchance his
father or mother dies, he cannot perform the last rites, he is not
supposed to light the pyre without sacred thread. He is not a Brahamin
or holy person if he is not having sacred threads ceremony performed.
The ideal age at which the thread ceremony is to perform is between 8-10
years, as it inculcates good Sanskaras, character, and obedience to
father and mother and he gets a true sign of a true Hindu.
Saint Satramdas invited the father and mother of Kanwarram for this very
important function of thread ceremony. All the relatives were also
The thread ceremony of Kanwarram performed at the holy Samadhi Tomb of
Saint Khotaram at 'Vadyu Deveryoon' (great Samadhi - Tomb) at Raharki
Sahib. Swami Satramdas muttered and uttered some words before the
Samadhi and suddenly a long thread emanated and appeared from the right
side of the Samadhi (Tomb) which Satramdas took and used as the sacred
thread for Kanwar and thus the thread ceremony of Saint Kanwarram
performed under the blessings of Saint Khotaram, Satramdas and parents
of Kanwar. It was an occasion of joy and happiness.
"I am the Kratu, I the Yajna, I the Svadha, I the Aushadha, I the
Mantra, I the Ajya, I the fire and I the oblation."
- Gita IX, 16
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