a. Take the dhoti in the middle of its length. Wrap the dhoti around the waist in the middle of its length such that each of your hand holds one side of the dhoti. You can let rest of the cloth fall to the ground and need to catch only the upper end of piece of cloth near you.
b. At this stage, your backside (hips) are covered by the dhoti. The two sides of the cloth are in your front . Make a knot using the upper end of both sides of cloth near your stomach. You will need to make two knots to ensure that knot does not get untied. At this stage both of your hands should be free, the middle portion of the dhoti should be wrapped around your legs, and upper end of both sides should be tied together in two knots on your stomach. The remaining portion of each side is free and should be falling on the ground.
c. Take the extreme end of “right side end” in your hand. Bring this end between your legs and tuck it into your waist at the back.
d. Take the extreme end of the “left side end” in your hand. Bring this end between your legs and tuck it into your waist at the back.
It is a bit complicated process. If you are not able to understand it and tie it properly, please send us another email, and we will try to explain it further.
Yagyopaveet also signifies one bound in duty (vrat bandhan). After performing this rite a man is bound by certain rules. This sacred thread infuses longevity and strength into a person’s life.
The three strands of the thread are symbolical. They represent the three Gunas (qualities) namely Sattva , Rajas and Tamas. The three strands remind the wearer that he has to pay off his debt to the ancient seers, his ancestors and the gods. He is to honour his parents and elders and has started on the path of spiritual and material upliftment.
You may purchase it locally from the Indian shops or from Jodhpur Gurudham. You can wear it during any auspicious moment on the auspicious days.
The Yagyopaveet is ritualistically maintained :
1. A man should wear the sacred thread hanging from his right shoulder.
2. It should be lifted and the upper part should be put behind ears when a person goes for his daily ablutions or doing impure tasks. It should be put back properly on shoulder only after one has purified himself by washing etc..
3.. Both males and females can wear it. However, the woman should wear it on the neck like a rosary after folding/doubling it. Otherwise, she may wrap it on a naariyal (brown coconut), and place the naariyal in worship place.
4. After a birth or death in the family/relations/friend circle , it should be taken out. A new thread should be worn 15 days after the event.
5. Old, or broken thread should be replaced, and it can be put on a tree or dropped in a running stream of water.
6. Yagyopaveet should be changed on Shravan Poornima.
7. There are some specific rituals like Daan/Tarpan to Ancestors, offering Ardhya (water) to Sun God etc., in which Yagyopavit is wound around the Second (largest) finger and Third (ring) finger of right hand.
You should chant the following Mantra while wearing the Yagyopaveet (Janeo):
Om Yagyopavitam Param Pavitram Prajaapateryatsahajam Purastaat |
Aayushyamagrayam Pratimunch Shubhram Yagyopavitam Balamastu Tejah ||
If taking off, the Yagyopaveet should be taken off through the neck only whilest chanting this mantra-
Om Aetaavad Dinparyant Bhrahmatav Dhaaritam Mayaa
Jeerntvaattey parityaago gacch sutra yathaasukham |