Upanayanam: The Thread Ceremony
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The sacred thread ceremony is a socially and spiritually significant ritual (samskara) that marks the coming of age of a male member of the family. It is usually done between the ages of 7 and 13, however if it is not completed by then, it should be done before marriage. Without the thread ceremony, no man can dream of getting a bride for him.